Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 389

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Education, to which was referred H.B. No.
389 entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to appropriate additional state
funds to the Department of Education to implement the Learn and
Serve Hawaii program.

     Specifically, the state funding is necessary to supplement
federal funds and thereby extend the benefits of service-learning
to more island students.

     Your Committee finds that Learn and Serve America is a
federal grants program administered by the federal Corporation
for National Service.  Grants from the federal agency are used as
seed money to design and implement service-learning programs in
about twenty public schools annually.

     Your Committee further finds that service-learning provides
a real-life context for experiential, purposeful, hands-on
learning by involving students in community or school service
projects.  Through service-learning, students learn and apply
academic skills while also developing societal skills.  Students
develop an increased sense of ownership and pride from
undertaking projects that better their communities.

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     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Education that is attached to this report, your
Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No.
389 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to
the Committee on Finance.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Education,

                                   KEN ITO, Chair

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