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Hawaii Supreme Court rules state must provide Hawaiian language immersion options

August 16, 2019

Via: Jurist

The State Supreme Court of Hawaii held on Tuesday that a constitutional provision regarding Hawaiian education was intended to revive the Hawaiian language (‘ōlelo Hawai‘i) using reasonably accessible immersion education.

In making this decision, the court acknowledge the substantial role Hawaiian language has played in the Native Hawaiian society, including the expression and preservation of chants and historical narratives.

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