Press Coverage

Over the years, Philosophy for Children Hawai’i has garnered much attention on its work with other entities and, of course, their model schools, where they try to spread the pedagogy. We are currently updating this archive. In the meanwhile, please read through what we have done over the course of the years.


Uehiro Academy Named an Organizational Partner of the C3 Teachers  Movement | C3 Partners (Spring 2017)


P4C Model School Win Inquiry Challenge | Kailua High School Social Studies Department and Hawaii National Geographic (Fall 2016)

P4C Model Schools Receive Top Honors Ka’ele’pulu Elementary and Waikiki Elementary Performed Above State Standard Averages (Fall 2016)


Teaching Tolerance: A Project of the Southern Poverty Law CenterLearning to be “Good” by Joe Hansen (Spring 2015)

Angela Maiers | The Thinking Wall by Josh Stumperhorst (2015)

Teaching Tolerance: A Project of the Southern Poverty Law CenterHighligh on Dr. Amber S. Makaiau (Winter 2015)


Teaching Tolerance: A Project of the Southern Poverty Law CenterTeach ‘The New Jim Crow’ in Your Classroom by TT Staff (Fall 2014)

Pillars of Peace Hawaii Practicing Peace: Philosophy for Children Hawaii (Summer 2014)

Pacific Business News | New University of Hawaii academy seeks to transform education in Islands and abroad by Jenna Blakely (Summer 2014)

UH Foundation | Transforming Education in Hawai’i and Abroad (Spring 2014)


Hawaii State Department of Education Three Hawaii public schools earn National Blue Ribbon award (Fall 2013)

Mana Magazine Hawaiian enough: Forming and transforming Hawaiian identities (Fall 2013)

United States Department of Education Teaching Matters: Recommended Reading (Summer 2013)

Honolulu Magazine Are Hawaii Schools Safe? by Victoria Wiseman (Summer 2013)


Honolulu Civil Beat School bullies: A little philosophy for children can go a long way. (Fall 2018)

Midweek Kauai Aloha Dalai Lama by Don Chapman (Summer 2012)

His Holiness, The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet | His Holiness encourages students to develop compassion, addresses situation in Tibet (Spring 2012)

Homeroom: The Official Blog of the U. S. Department of Education Viva la Revolution! State Teachers of the Year Advise ED about Teacher Policy (Spring 2012)

John Carroll Magazine | Recognizing a new approach by Emily Gaffney (Spring 2012)

Honolulu Civil Beat Philosophy for children: Promoting peace in the classroom. (Spring 2012)

National Public Radio (NPR) NPR’s Coverage of Dalai Lama Visit to Kailua High School (Spring 2012)

Educationweek Amber Makaiau (Spring 2012)


Education Week: Teacher Teaching Tolerance Honors Five Educators for Excellence in Culturally Responsive Teaching (Winter 2011)

Hawaii State Teachers Association Celebrating the Profession: Kailua teacher selects former student for scholarship (Winter 2011)

Hawaii Education Matters | November Newsletter: Giving Thanks (Winter 2011)

Hawaii State Department of Education | Chad Miller named Hawaii’s 2012 State Teacher of the Year (Fall 2011)

Honolulu Civil Beat Why we need to preserve social studies in the state of Hawaii (Fall 2011)

Honolulu MagazinePhilosophy for kids (Spring 2011)