Katherine Poythress

UPDATE: Education In The News May 19

A roundup of the day's key education stories. Newsworthy today: Stabbing at Kalani HS impacts students' ability to learn, Hawaii considers consolidating Haleiwa Elementary into Waialua and D.C. may raise teacher salaries 21.6 percent.
Tax-Exempt Bonds Getting Little Use By Private Schools

Tax-Exempt Bonds Getting Little Use By Private Schools

Hawaii Legislature gave private schools an unusual financing opportunity, under which the state subsidizes construction projects by giving up tax revenue from interest on bonds. But only four have participated because process is so complex.

UPDATE: College Education Overrated?

Some economists say college isn't required for most of the jobs that need to be filled. Others point out this year's college grads will have a harder time than ever finding work.

UPDATE: Education In the News May 18

A roundup of the day's key education stories. Newsworthy today: Students need other options besides college, a fired NY high school staff was re-hired this week and Hawaii gubernatorial candidate focuses on accountability.

UPDATE: Education In The News May 17

A roundup of the day's key education stories. Newsworthy today: UH graduates 2,400 students who will have a hard time finding jobs, a Mililani High teacher wins a top award, and some schools are toughening incentives to help kids learn.
Six Years Later, Principals Still Don’t Have Performance Contracts Civl Beat

Six Years Later, Principals Still Don’t Have Performance Contracts

The Hawaii Legislature in 2004 instructed the department of education to implement performance contracts for principals by the 2006 school year. Six years later, not one principal serves under such an agreement.

UPDATE: Education In the News May 14

A roundup of the day's key education stories. Newsworthy today: School board may cancel next year's Furlough Fridays before relief money comes through and a "teach-in" at the state capitol marks the year's last furlough day.
Appointed Ed Board Proposal Will Complicate Elections

Appointed Ed Board Proposal Will Complicate Elections

A ballot issue that would end the election of education board members means uncertainty for candidates for the six elected board positions up for grabs this year.

UPDATE: GED No Better Than Dropping Out, Study Shows

Those who get their high school equivalency diplomas end up earning roughly the same salaries as high school dropouts, study shows.

UPDATE: Education In The News May 13

A roundup of the day's key education stories. Today's best: Four Furlough Friday protesters stay out of gov's office, meanwhile, California students test better now that test scores are tied to educator jobs.

UPDATE: Strong Support For Appointed Education Board Last Winter

Residents voiced strong support for an appointed board of education in a poll last winter, but data doesn't show an appointed board would perform better than an elected one.

UPDATE: Education In The News

A roundup of the day's key education stories. Today's best: A-Plus fees go up and Furlough Friday protesters could be banned from the governor's office.