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Schools make strides despite length of day
5/6
May 10, 3:10 PM:
HI lawmakers debate lengthening school day, while state Dept. of Ed issues report that says more time doesn't necessarily translate into higher reading and math scores. Most agree it's quality instruction that counts. >
Education forum evokes frustration
2/6
May 5, 11:17 AM:

"New Beginnings" forum gets Aloha State citizens involved. Highlights thoughts and opinions voiced yesterday, but fails to dig deeper into locals' concerns. Back quotes with data to help readers assess validity. Expose >

Lawmakers approve state budget
3/6
May 5, 11:07 AM:

Hawaii budget includes measure to increase instructional hours in schools. A good idea that deserves a more in-depth look. What are the problems with logistics and definition? Plenty of research on benefits of longer >

Lawmakers OK delay on longer school day
2/6
May 5, 8:26 AM:

Legislation heading to HI Gov's desk that gradually implements more instructional time. Senator says "seat time alone does not result in student achievement," so why are lawmakers focusing on this? Pick up a phone or do >

Town hall meeting focuses in on state's education system
2/6
May 5, 8:23 AM:

HI holds forum on uplifting ed. Purpose of meeting is to get more local-level involvement. Nitty-gritty of discussion is missing. Would be nice to know exactly how Aloha State is planning to move students forward. Did >

Boost in instructional time for most Hawaii public school students delayed because of cost
1/6
Apr 29, 2:48 PM:

Bill to increase high school student class time delayed for three years. Union says more time must mean more pay. Not much here, like why should class time be increased. Or, is the state in line with other states calling >

Education audits ahead
5/6
Apr 28, 9:05 AM:

HI board plans audits, power shifts in attempt to help public schools. Nice goal. But no mention of alternatives beyond public. Gov is right: "We're here for the children's interests, not anyone else's." Amen.

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Hawaii Legislature, Teachers Union, Battle Over Instructional Time in the Classroom
1/6
Apr 27, 2:54 PM:

State lawmakers and teachers in conflict over time in classroom. Budget woes at heart of dispute. Unclear is how teachers union justifies seeking more money when state raided Hurricane Relief Fund to restore >

Senate confirms new BOE
3/6
Apr 15, 10:14 AM:

Hawaii confirms nine new school board members, including bank CEO, attorney and charter school co-founder. A diverse group with some interesting ideas, but want more on how they plan to change culture and improve state >

New financial questions raised at charter school
2/6
Mar 25, 7:30 AM:

HI charter in hot water over finance/hiring practices. Spurs amendment to sharpen oversight. Couldn't tear attention away from controversy to suggest deeper changes since state's got 6th weakest charter law in nation?

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4 schools could win exemption from 180-day state minimum
4/6
Feb 10, 11:49 AM:

Aloha State's got too many students, not enough money. Their answer is to teach in shifts and comes with its own set of problems. Article makes the consequences clear: not enough classroom time.

Some Schools May Get Break From Longer Year
2/6
Feb 8, 12:34 PM:

Students in Hawaii's congested schools could see less instructional time due to multi-track calendar. No mention of rationale behind change- don't know if beneficial to student learning.

Charter school director is asked to leave
3/6
Feb 4, 10:24 AM:

The ousting of another charter school exec. director doesn't offer much hope for charters in Hawaii. Why has the charter gone through so many exec. director's?

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