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Why we should care about

Improving our Public Education System

172K

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students

13K

teachers, librarians, counselors

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12K

educational officers,
civil service, &
support personnel

15:1

student : teacher
ratio

13th

in K-12 Public School Spending

12th

in K-12 Public School Funding

31st

in overall rank

36th

in quality rank

26th

in safety rank

Everyone deserves quality education. As the only state with only one school district, the state government has a unique opportunity to influence growth & improvements and an obligation to provide all of our keiki the best education possible.

 

We must focus on supporting our Department of Education through competitive wages, proper budget & spending oversight, and 360-degree onsite services:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Through our schools, we can increase the overall health of our state, address the issue of homelessness, and help our keiki diversify our economy.

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Career Counseling & Development

Special Needs

Teachers

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Mental Health & Wellness

Parent Support & Mentorship

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Food Security & Nutrition

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After School Programs

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ESL Services

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STEM

Programs

Relevant Experience

Bizgenics Foundation, Board of Director

  • Worked closely with the board to implement and execute various educational-related initiatives and programs, such as BizzyB.com and  Project Lemon Tree.

 

Rotary Club of Downtown Honolulu, Youth Services Chair

  • Worked closely with Ke'elikolani Middle School on various youth programs and initiatives including sponsoring the KMS Interact Club and the annual "4-way Test" Essay Contest

  • Worked closely with District 5000 to help implement a number of career development programs for High School students

Aloha United Way, Former member of Society of Young Leaders

  • Helped launch AUW's inaugural "Adulting 101" program, a one-day session that taught high school students important life & career skills such as resume building, interviewing, and personal finance management.

Let's Talk Story

I'd love to hear your ideas and thoughts on this topic.

Please email me at valerie@valeriecwang.com.

Together, we can make a difference.