Since 2000, PLC’s original Pihana Nā Mamo project and subsequent related projects have collectively served 51 schools across the state. Although project schools have been among those in the state with the highest percentages of economically-disadvantaged students, Pihana Nā Mamo’s research-based approaches in reading, parent engagement, student transition, and building cultural knowledge within the community have contributed to significant instructional changes and notable gains in student achievement (See Products & Publications page for project reports [e.g., external evaluations]). This array of culturally-appropriate and evidence-based approaches has improved the academic trajectories of struggling students as they progress through the educational pipeline, especially in the areas of preK–Grade 6 reading and student mentoring and transitions.

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