Hawaii

  • Report

    Report

    Analysis of Alternative Uses for the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility

    In response to three fuel releases, the Secretary of Defense authorized the permanent closure of the Navy’s Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility in Hawaii. This report fulfills a congressional requirement to assess alternatives for reusing the site.

    Mar 28, 2024

  • Burned cars and homes are seen in Lahaina, Hawaii, after the August 8 wildfires, August 18, 2023, photo by Sandy Hooper/USA Today via Reuters

    Commentary

    Disaster Recovery Creates Its Own Bubble

    Shortages of workers and materials inevitably make rebuilding slower and more expensive after a natural disaster. In Maui, this is likely to be a problem for agencies like FEMA that provide public assistance. But it will also be a problem for individual households if private insurance payouts are insufficient to rebuild.

    Sep 20, 2023

  • RAND Weekly Recap

    Blog

    Teacher Pay, the Costs of Insomnia, Wildfire Prevention: RAND Weekly Recap

    This weekly recap focuses on teachers' dissatisfaction with their pay and work hours, the staggering costs of insomnia, connections between wildfires and food insecurity., and more.

    Sep 15, 2023

  • A Maui County firefighter fights flare-up fires in a canyon in Kula on Maui island, Hawaii, August 13, 2023, photo by Mike Blake/Reuters

    Commentary

    After Maui Fires, Food Security Is a Major Concern and Opportunity

    The full impact of the deadly Maui fires on food resilience strategies remains to be seen. But the disaster highlights an urgent need for a systems-based approach to address both food security and wildfire prevention.

    Sep 6, 2023

  • The Vaa family escaped the deadly wildfire that swept through Lahaina, on the Hawaiian island of Maui, August 13, 2023, photo by Mike Blake/Reuters

    Commentary

    Much of the Damage in Maui Will Be Invisible, but Very Real

    In addition to decimating buildings and other infrastructure, disasters also destroy human capital, the collective knowledge and skills that drive individual economic earnings, as well as regional economic growth. Failing to address these more-hidden damages is incredibly costly.

    Aug 21, 2023

  • RAND Weekly Recap

    Blog

    Maui Wildires, Regulating AI, Ukraine's Civilian Resistance: RAND Weekly Recaps

    This weekly recap focuses on the invisible damage of Maui’s wildfires, making the artificial intelligence supply chain safer, how Ukrainian civilians resist Russia, and more.

    Aug 18, 2023

  • And early care and education program, photo courtesy of Hawai'i Public Radio

    Report

    Early Childhood Educators in Hawai'i

    A diverse, well-supported, and well-compensated workforce is essential for the delivery of high-quality early care and education (ECE) programs. What does the employment landscape look like for the ECE workforce in Hawai'i and what policy strategies can improve their compensation and working conditions?

    Oct 25, 2022

  • Tourists and locals enjoy Ko'Olina beach on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, July, 29, 2013

    Commentary

    Every Second Counts with Missile Alerts

    The false alarm about a ballistic missile attack on Hawaii raises important questions. How much warning time would the public get before a missile hit? And how should the system be improved?

    Jan 24, 2018

  • Report

    Report

    Assessing the Need for Supercomputing Resources Within the Pacific Area of Responsibility

    This report evaluates the capabilities, challenges, and future options for the Maui High Performance Computing Center, providing important context about the center as decisionmakers work toward resolving its budget gap.

    Feb 9, 2017

  • The U.S. Air Force's Maui Optical and Supercomputing Site at the summit of Haleakala on the Hawaiian island of Maui

    Report

    Best Practices for Sustainable Operations at the Air Force's Observatory on Maui

    The Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing Site on the Hawaiian island of Maui is a major site of U.S. space surveillance activity. A study of best practices implemented at similar research institutions offers suggestions for how the Air Force might further streamline its operations and lower operating costs.

    Apr 22, 2016

  • Children reading in a library

    Commentary

    Hawaii Reading Scores Improved After 'Preschool to Third Grade' Initiative

    Hawaii's “preschool to third-grade” initiative significantly improved third-grade reading scores. The P-3 approach is a promising education reform that should be considered by those seeking to improve early education performance.

    Dec 21, 2015

  • Elementary students raising their hands in class

    Commentary

    A Comprehensive Approach to Early Education

    A relatively new approach to improving long-term educational outcomes, called “preschool to third grade,” or P-3, focuses on the youngest students. Hawaii's recent initiative has been successful at raising third-grade reading scores.

    Nov 23, 2015

  • Three children sitting on steps and reading a book

    Report

    Preschool to Third Grade (P-3) Education Reform in Hawai'i

    The P-3 education reform movement aims to improve students' kindergarten readiness and sustain high-quality early education experiences through elementary school. Hawai'i's P-3 initiative aimed to have every child reading at grade level by third grade. How well did it work?

    Oct 7, 2015

  • A boy with a blue backpack holds a book

    Research Brief

    The Hawai'i Preschool-Third Grade Education Reform Initiative: How Well Did P–3 Work?

    Summarizes findings from an evaluation of Hawai'i's statewide preschool through third grade (P-3) initiative, which aims to have every child in Hawai'i read at grade level by third grade.

    Oct 7, 2015

  • Haleakala Observatory — AEOS 3.67-meter telescope is the largest in the Department of Defense.

    Report

    A Sixty-Year Timeline of the Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing Site

    Since it was built in the 1950s, the Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing Site's mission, management structure, and operational partners have changed several times to accommodate the contemporary challenges and research tools. This timeline documents some of those historical changes.

    Dec 16, 2013

  • Report

    Report

    Hawai'i P–3 Initiative: Findings from the First Year of the Evaluation

    In 2007, Hawai'i launched its P-3 initiative, which aims for every child to read at grade level by third grade. The first year of RAND's evaluation examined plans, activities, and policy in two demonstration sites and for the initiative as a whole.

    Jun 20, 2011

  • News Release

    News Release

    Military Spending Linked to 18 Percent of Hawaii's Economy

    Up to 18 percent of Hawaii's economy can be linked to spending by the U.S. Department of Defense — an average of $6.5 billion per year during fiscal years 2007-2009. Of that, $4.1 billion was for personnel and $2.4 billion for the purchase of goods and services in Hawaii.

    Jun 1, 2011

  • Report

    Report

    Military Spending Linked to 18 Percent of Hawaii's Economy

    Up to 18 percent of Hawaii's economy can be linked to spending by the U.S. Department of Defense — an average of $6.5 billion per year during fiscal years 2007-2009. Of that, $4.1 billion was for personnel and $2.4 billion for the purchase of goods and services in Hawaii.

    Jun 1, 2011

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Identifying Widely Covered Drugs and Drug Coverage Variation Among Medicare Part D Formularies

    Clinicians find it difficult to know which drugs are covered for their Medicare patients because formularies vary widely among Medicare Part D plans

    Jan 1, 2007