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Aiona, Ige largely like-minded on needed education reform
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Oct 3, 7:15 AM:

Hawaii is the only state that isn’t broken up by multiple school districts. That means Hawaii — whose population of roughly 1.4 million people makes it the 11th smallest state —  actually encompasses one of the largest >

Public school chronic absenteeism drops by 39%
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Aug 26, 5:31 AM: Hawaii's public elementary schools have made significant headway in reducing the number of students chronically absent, a strong predictor of academic success, according to the Hawaii State Department of Education 2013-14 >
DOE says nearly all evaluated teachers rate high
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Aug 20, 5:57 AM: Roughly 98 percent of Hawaii public school teachers were rated as either highly effective or effective in their jobs for the 2013-14 academic year, under the state's new teacher evaluation system, according to data >
Struggling charter school rallies for funding at State Capitol
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Jul 29, 6:05 AM: Students, teachers and parents gathered outside the State Capitol Monday to rally in support of an embattled charter school.
Teacher Morale Emerges as an Issue in the Governor’s Race
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Jun 27, 6:34 AM:

Governor candidates are cautious that recent changes in HI teacher evaluation system will be used as political leverage in upcoming race.  Analysis on surprising shift in poll numbers provides evidence for lack of >

Teachers support charter school despite severe budget issues
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Jun 12, 5:15 AM: Money problems at Halau Lokahi Charter School could force it to shut down, but teachers say that’s a short-sighted solution.
What Does it Take to Run a School District?
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Feb 13, 6:53 AM:

A proposal in HI to cap superintendent pay is supported by a large amount of stakeholders in education, and is drawing scrutiny to the salary in general.  Others say the salary is not important and the professional >

Hawaii Charter Schools in Limbo Over Teacher Evaluations
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Sep 18, 7:08 AM:

This year marks the beginning of a new, controversial performance system for Hawaii's teachers. Hawaiian charter schools are required to comply with the BOE policies that are applicable to them and the big question is >

New schools study a tough grader
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Sep 5, 9:41 AM:

Editorial responds to Hawaii's below average grade on the Parent Power Index. Report notes criticisms of Hawaii's charter schools law, with signs of hope given recent reforms. Requests Hawaii be graded on a curve. 

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Hawaii's schools struggle to keep new teachers
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Aug 12, 9:49 AM:

State implements new teacher bonus plan through Race to the Top federal funding to combat ongoing teacher retention issues. Facing some of nation's lowest performing students and high cost of living, educators struggle >

Pilot program to put tablet, laptop computers in Hawaii public school classrooms
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Jul 24, 11:15 AM:

HI's State Department of Education will be making laptops and tablets staple classroom supplies as part of its 7-year strategic plan.  The different applications they plan to implement are even aligned with Common Core >

DOE Audit: Hawaii Public Schools Overstate Enrollment Numbers
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Jul 15, 10:36 AM:

Recent audit by the HI Dept. of Ed. found that schools are inflating student enrollment numbers, skewing distribution of funding. Due to high rates of student turnover, administrators face difficulties in turning in >

What's Going On With Hawaii Ed Task Force On Teacher Evaluations?
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Feb 7, 7:51 AM:

Questions about purpose of eval task force & why no teacher feedback in creating new evals, which were promised in state's Race to the Top app. Fails to explore whether eval drama is result of RttT & whether other RttT >

Teachers to rally for bill their union doesn't support
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Jan 14, 11:57 AM:

HI teachers rally for bill that would raise general excise tax by 1 cent. Union doesn't officially endorse because focused on getting "fair contract". Untold what "fair contract" means in era of new teacher evals with >

Hawaii Teacher Evaluation Concerns Keep State, Union From Agreement
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Dec 12, 7:18 AM:

State contract offer includes new performance-based eval system that union rejecting along with cut in sick leave. Looks at other provisions separating 2 sides. Most attention here on educator complaints. Need more on >

HSTA withdraws from mediation
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Oct 11, 12:11 PM:

Hawaii's teacher union withdraws from mediation with state, complaining that Gov issued statement that wasn't done jointly with them. Haggling is over "last, best and final offer" issued by state in 2011.

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Governor asks Hawai`i teachers to consider mediation
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Aug 21, 1:30 PM:

Group representing teachers must decide whether to accept Gov's proposal of fed mediator to help resolve contract dispute. Doesn't state issues 2 sides at odds over.

HSTA meets on Monday to discuss contract issues
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Aug 20, 12:05 PM:

State teachers union meeting today to try to deal with contract issues even though Gov recommending fed mediator. No discussion here of what has 2 sides at odds.

Charter school enrollment topped 10,000 students
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Jul 31, 5:05 AM:

HI charter school enrollment highest it has ever been. Explains overall student enrollment also up. Notes recent update to charter law, but lacks comparison to other states that have strong laws.

Charter reform signed into law, new commission appointed
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Jun 20, 5:55 AM:

HI Board appoints members to new charter commission, which replaces old one. No word on  difference between them. No questioning of board that includes union and traditional school folks, who may have bias against >

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