Wednesday, August 31, 2016

EDUCATION DOCUMENTARY TO BE SHOWN AT STATE CAPITOL



Rep. Roy Takumi co-sponsors free event to foster discussion on teaching

The education documentary, “Most Likely to Succeed,” will be screened on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. in the State Capitol basement auditorium.

Rep. Roy Takumi and the Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation are co-sponsoring the free event which will include a small group discussion following the showing of the film.

Directed by documentarian Greg Whiteley, the film has been an official selection of two dozen of the world’s top film festivals including the Sundance Film Festival. The film looks at what students and teachers are capable of—if we have the vision and courage to transform our schools.

The event is meant to foster meaningful discussion among educators, administrators, parents and students about how current obstacles can be overcome and steps towards change can be taken on a local level.
This event is open to the public. Please visit mltsfilm.org for more information about the film and the movement.

Friday, July 22, 2016

HOUSE SPEAKER SOUKI REMEMBERS CONGRESSSMAN MARK TAKAI AS A HARD WORKING ADVOCATE FOR THE PEOPLE OF HAWAII




Honolulu, Hawaii – “Mark was a thoughtful and caring public servant and a good friend to all us in the State House.  To say that he will be missed is not just a cliché but a heavy and sad reality,” said House Speaker Joseph Souki  “As much as Mark had accomplished in his full life, there was so much more he wanted to do and would have done—for himself and his family, and for all us here in Hawaii.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Sami and their children Matthew and Kaila and all of the Takai ohana in this very difficult time.”

Congressman Takai, 49, died July 20 from pancreatic cancer.
Takai served in the House of Representatives for 20 years before his election to Congress in 2014.

Here are some photos of Takai during the 2013 session.