147 articles

Education audits ahead
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.

Hawaii Legislature, Teachers Union, Battle Over Instructional Time in the Classroom
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
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
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?

4 schools could win exemption from 180-day state minimum
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
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
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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