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HawaiiKidsCAN COVID-19 Policy Principles

The world’s response to COVID-19 has forever changed the way we think, work, and relate to each other in every aspect of our lives.  In our effort to learn from this crisis, the failure to resource rapid and effective distance learning modules to our students exposes a critical flaw in Hawaii’s broader economic and educational systems. In a state racing to be a leader in 5g accessibility and in a ‘full-information’ world with the power of web-based learning literally at our fingertips, we were slow to respond with resources and regressed to learning modules focused on ‘enrichment’ and ‘retention’ and not knowledge growth. While recognizing the COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving, HawaiiKidsCAN offers the following policy principles as a pathway to resilience in the short and long term.

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