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BOE approves findings from special review of charter school panel
Feb 22, 7:56 AM: The state Board of Education on Tuesday approved findings from a special review of the state Public Charter School Commission.
Charter school panel receives ‘partially meets’ rating
Feb 8, 8:11 AM: The state Public Charter School Commission needs to improve communication with the schools it oversees and better hash out its strategic vision.
Charter schools turn to fundraising, volunteers to tackle basic facilities needs
Feb 6, 7:30 AM: The facilities issues underscore the obstacles that charter schools face every day, school officials say, and it's something they're trying to change.
Senator Wants More Transparency For Charter School Funds
Jan 18, 7:47 AM: The accounting practices of the State Public Charter School Commission came under scrutiny during a legislative budget hearing at the Capitol.
Conference looks at innovation, rather than test scores for Hawaii’s education future
Jan 16, 7:51 AM: Educators, policy makers and concerned parents gathered on Saturday to provide suggestions on how to improve Hawaii’s schools.
Hawaii’s Public Charter School Commission makes progress
Dec 21, 7:36 AM: The report, discussed Tuesday at the BOE’s regular meeting, urges lawmakers to consider providing “some form of facilities funding” to charter schools, which currently do not receive any state money to maintain their >
Annual charter school report to be presented to Board of Education
Dec 6, 7:53 AM: Hawaii’s public charter schools are making “continued progress” overall but still have room to improve financially and academically.
Inquiry into charter schools panel could bring appointee removals, halt to new campuses
Nov 14, 7:06 AM: An investigation into complaints lodged against the agency regulating Hawaii’s public charter schools could result in far-reaching sanctions including a halt to new campuses and removal of appointees to the Public Charter >
BOE OKs review of charter panel
Sep 7, 6:48 AM: The State Public Charter School Commission will undergo a performance review following a “pattern of well-founded complaints” from multiple charter school leaders, the state Board of Education decided at its regular >
Charter school resolves deficiencies
Aug 19, 7:53 AM: A deficiency notice issued to Ka‘u Learning Academy earlier this summer has been resolved, staff at the state’s Public Charter School Commission said last week.
Hawaii Charter School Commission Is Under The Microscope
Aug 17, 7:20 AM: Members of a Hawaii Board of Education committee tasked with investigating the State Public Charter School Commission are recommending a more formal review of the agency’s performance after finding a “pattern of >
‘Blended learning’ growing in popularity
Jul 18, 8:03 AM: The Volcano School of Arts &Sciences, a kindergarten to eighth-grade state public charter school, is adding a “blended learning” pilot program next year.
Lack Of School Facilities ‘Crippling’ Many Charters
May 5, 6:56 AM: It’s the most basic of school needs: a clean, safe space where students can learn. Yet two decades after Hawaii passed its first charter school law, many charter school leaders say finding, maintaining — and paying for — >
Nominees To Charter School Commission Named
Apr 29, 5:41 AM: The head of the Native Hawaiian Education Council and an insurance company executive are among five nominees being considered for positions on the Hawaii State Public Charter School Commission.
Is Hawai‘i’s Charter School Experiment Working?
Apr 21, 6:12 AM: First came the headlines, in 2011: “Audit rips Hawai‘i charter schools,” “Audit finds fraud, overspending,” and “Audit finds ‘little or no oversight’ of charter school spending." >
Will Hawaii’s Teacher Evaluation System Get Scrapped?
Mar 29, 5:55 AM: Union efforts to scale back Hawaii’s high stakes teacher evaluation system appear to be gaining momentum, with the state Senate Education Committee approving a resolution Monday calling on the Board of Education to abolish >
Hawaii’s Public Charter School Movement At A Crossroads
Mar 8, 7:18 AM: Getting approval to open a new charter school in Hawaii is no easy feat. Just ask Sheila Buyukacar, the lead applicant for The IMAG Academy — one of seven proposed new schools with applications before the Hawaii State >
Head of Hawaii charter schools commission resigns
Feb 15, 6:36 AM: Three years after taking the helm, the state's first executive director of public charter schools has announced his resignation. Tom Hutton is stepping down amid growing criticism from school leaders who were unhappy with >
Hawaii’s Charter School Overseers Are Feeling ‘Under Assault’
Feb 12, 7:37 AM: A rift between charter school leaders and the state agency that oversees them is illuminating longstanding misunderstandings — perhaps even fundamental disagreements — about the direction of the charter school movement in >
Charter School Oversight Is An Increasingly Contentious Issue
Jan 19, 9:01 AM: The list of entities interested in becoming charter school authorizers in Hawaii is growing, as the state Board of Education prepares to weigh in on the increasingly contentious relationship between charter schools and the >



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