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Public school web site is a bridge to private aid

It’s like "Craigslist," except the goal is to bring people together to support public schools in Hawaii, reports the Honolulu Star-Bulletin: School stakeholders can click on the new web site to find out how to help. The site is a two-way street, linking would-be donors and volunteers with specific campuses and their needs. Schools are using it to reach beyond their own parents to the community at large, in keeping with a national trend. "With the budget shortfall expected next year, outside help for public schools is crucial," said Ryan Ward, volunteer coordinator at Aiea Elementary School. He is looking for someone to teach PE once a week…

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