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State Officials, Business Execs Urging More Locals to Get College Degrees

·By civilbeat

A “disconcerting” number of people in Hawaii either shrug off the importance of higher education or lack college degrees, according to a coalition of state agencies and educators that’s aimed at developing a more educated local workforce.

Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education — which includes the the Executive Office on Early Learning, the state Department of Education and the University of Hawaii —  officially launched the second phase of its college-degree campaign today at an event that brought together Gov. Neil Abercrombie, DOE Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi, UH Interim President David Lassner