May 2013

Cover Story

Accountable for Results

Accountable for Results

Here are three report cards on the state DOE's administrators, principals and teachers. What is being done about accountability in public education?

Features

Report Card: Hawaii Teachers

Report Card: Hawaii Teachers

New contract ties compensation to effectiveness

Report Card: DOE Principals

Report Card: DOE Principals

School principals are evaluated yearly on test scores, creating a good "school culture" and other factors.

Hawaii's Latinos Defy Stereotypes

Hawaii's Latinos Defy Stereotypes

Hawaii's Hispanics are educated and affluent, and ready to play a bigger role in the Islands' future.

Fit and Effective Hawaii Business Professionals

Fit and Effective Hawaii Business Professionals

11 Hawaii executives explain how they fit workouts into their busy lives

Report Card: School Administrators

Report Card: School Administrators

Fixing decades of bad management at the Department of Education

Departments

Talk Story with John Dean of Central Pacific Bank
Talk Story

Talk Story with John Dean of Central Pacific Bank

John Dean, CEO Of Central Pacific Bank, is named Hawaii’s Salesperson of the Year for 2013

Two Versions of Educational Reality
Editor's Note

Two Versions of Educational Reality

The children of affluent families get all the breaks, but your children can still beat the system

Pelatron's Networking-on-the-Move system improves battlefield communications
Innovation

Pelatron's Networking-on-the-Move system improves battlefield communications

A Native Hawaiian-owned engineering and technology firm based in Mapunapuna has a developed a battlefield-ready networking and telecommunications system.

Parting Shot: Kamiya Papaya
This Month's Parting Shot:

Parting Shot: Kamiya Papaya

Behind the scenes at the Kamiya Papaya warehouse in Laie, Oahu.

SmallBiz

Starting a Business After Age 50

Here are more people who retired from one career only to launch another.

Lessons Learned: Launching a New Product

What started two years ago as a healthy vitamin and mineral water to combat jet lag has turned into Aloha Friday Beverages, which are designed to keep everyone healthy, every day.

Ask the Expert: Preventing Financial Fraud

How can you protect myself from Automated Clearing House fraud? Our expert provides security tips to protect businesses against hackers.

5 Steps to Starting an eCommerce Business

Maui-based Jennifer Varner, the founder of BellaBluMaternity.com, helps people start their own ecommerce companies