Katherine Poythress

Legal Morass Raises Questions About Charter School Independence

UPDATED Hilo-based Connections Public Charter School claims it is not a public agency.
HSTA’s Legal Strategy Is Perplexing

HSTA’s Legal Strategy Is Perplexing

Two months and dozens of hours of testimony later, there's still no telling what the teachers' attorneys are up to.
Supreme Court: Hawaii Teachers Can Strike

Supreme Court: Hawaii Teachers Can Strike

Teachers must wait till current labor dispute is resolved.
What Is To Become Of Queen Liliuokalani School

What Is To Become Of Queen Liliuokalani School

Three months after closing, Hawaii school being repurposed for district offices.

Hawaii Special Ed Teachers Lose Supply Fund

One month into school year, Department of Education announces special ed classroom fund was eliminated.

Ethics Commission Dismisses Hawaii Teachers’ Complaint Against Gov

Commission says HSTA lacks sufficient evidence to prove Abercrombie tried to improperly influence labor board.

New Funding Formula For Hawaii Schools

Weighted formula gives superintendent a fund for small and isolated campuses, adds money for multi-track schools.

In the Dark About Possible Sunshine Violation

AG gave Education Board green light on controversial vote, but information office says it needs time to form an opinion.
What’s In Hawaii’s New Grad Requirements

What’s In Hawaii’s New Grad Requirements

Senior project nixed; Algebra and writing or "equivalents," now required.

POSSE Challenges Ed Board on Sunshine Law Compliance

Social studies advocates say voting on graduation policy would be illegal because documents were published late.
Board Unfazed by Ed Department’s Reversal on Grad Requirements

Board Unfazed by Ed Department’s Reversal on Grad Requirements

World and U.S. history optional per new Hawaii school board policy.
State Had No Backup Plan When HSTA Rejected Agreement

State Had No Backup Plan When HSTA Rejected Agreement

Board of Education Chairman Don Horner finishes three-day stint on the witness stand.