Still the Great Equalizer?

Public education in Hawaii and America has been seen as the best way for underprivileged children to do better than their parents. Is that still true? These numbers reflect both challenges faced by local public schools and some improving indicators.



Advanced Placement Programs

In the past three years, more public school students have enrolled in AP courses and more have received a passing grade on the exam (a 3,4, or 5). However, the percentage of students who pass has fallen.