For Hawai‘i grads, social studies on chopping block

High schoolers in Hawai‘i could face fewer social sciences requirements as soon as 2016, but not if their teachers have anything to say about it.

Nearly two dozen community members — many of them social sciences teachers from across the state, including Maui — implored the Board of Education Student Achievement Committee to reject a Department of Education recommendation to change graduation requirements for the class of 2018. The proposed changes would bring Hawai‘i into compliance with the national Common Core State Standards and, consequently, federal Race to the Top requirements.

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