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Hawaii’s public schools continue to struggle, especially when it comes to meeting federal standards under “No Child Left Behind.”

But a plan by President Barack Obama is calling to radically change that law.

Currently over 180 schools in the state are failing to meet their yearly benchmarks.

Rather than be punished, Mr. Obama is calling for those schools to be rewarded for making making progress.

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WASHINGTON ? With the fate of his signature legislative initiative far from certain, President Barack Obama is taking his last-ditch push for health care reform on the road.

In a speech Monday in Philadelphia, Obama will try to persuade the public to back his plan to remake the nation’s health care system, while also urging uneasy lawmakers to cast a “final vote” for a massive reform bill in an election year.

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