The following information is provided by the Department of Education:
Maili Elementary and Kahaluu Elementary each were awarded a $25,000 grant today from Target Corp. to invest in programs to raise student achievement.
At separate check presentations at their schools, Maili Elementary Principal Disa Hauge and Kahaluu Elementary Principal Naomi Matsuzaki said the funds would be strategically used to support staff and improve academic performance. Both K-6 campuses are celebrating increased reading and math test scores on the 2012 Hawaii State Assessment.
They are among 25 schools nationwide that Target announced earlier this month would be receiving "Give With Target" grants. The company plans to distribute a total of $2.5 million to 100 in-need schools in time for the start of the new school year.