Volcanic ash swamps Hawaii schools but communities still plug away

Lava erupts from a fissure in the Leilani Estates neighborhood near Pahoa on the island of Hawaii. (Grace Simoneau/FEMA via AP)
In this Wednesday photo provided by teacher Aina Akamu, Akamu, at left, takes a photo with his students, Shyann Tamura, center, and Shyanne Akiona, right, at their school campus in Pahala. (Aina Akamu via AP)

HONOLULU — Aina Akamu gave final exams to his students as they sat on bleachers or the floor of the basketball court in the gym in his small town on Hawaii’s Big Island.