The Hawaiʻi State Department of Education has secured a one-year waiver, allowing Hawaiian Language Immersion Program students to take a specialized assessment in the 2014-15 school year in lieu of the state’s English language arts and math assessments.
DeCoite said, “This is a bittersweet day for me and my family. I know I have some big shoes to fill. I am grateful for having the opportunity to get to know Rep. Carroll. She was my representative, my friend, and she was my family.”