UH professor elected to education board
A University of Hawaii professor is one of 10 at-large members elected to the National Education Association
board of directors.
Sally Pestana, a UH professor of health sciences, will serve a three-year term in the board's higher-education seat, the NEA announced July 5. She ran unopposed.
Her priorities include transforming the No Child Left Behind Act, securing a living wage for all members and ensuring affordable, quality health insurance for all members, the NEA said. The NEA is the country's largest teachers union with 3.2 million members.
Suzanne Acord, head of the social studies section at the College of Education's Curriculum Research and Development Group at UH-Manoa, is one of 20 teachers from the U.S. and Canada selected for a two-week study tour of Japan ending Friday.
The Keizai Koho Center (Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs), in cooperation with the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS), sponsored the fellowship.
Acord also teaches 10th-grade world history at the UH Laboratory School. The fellowship will enable teachers to learn about contemporary Japanese society to enhance their classroom teaching of global perspectives.
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