Katherine Poythress

Experts Give Kudos To Proposed Charter School System Overhaul

Experts Give Kudos To Proposed Charter School System Overhaul

But national experts say there's still room for improvement.

Deputy Superintendent: Large District Slows Race to the Top Progress

UPDATED Ronn Nozoe says what was an early advantage for the state is now a disadvantage.
HSTA Hearing Cancelled

HSTA Hearing Cancelled

UPDATED With a tentative deal between Hawaii teachers union and state on the table, this week's labor board hearing postponed.
Hawaii Teachers And State Reach Agreement Civil Beat

Hawaii Teachers And State Reach Agreement

Details of "agreement in principle" still developing. Teachers may vote soon.
Hawaii Education Blog — Accountability and Achievement — Jan. 9-15

Hawaii Education Blog — Accountability and Achievement — Jan. 9-15

The place to learn about how we’re teaching our students.
Abercrombie On Race To The Top: Teachers Union Deserves Blame

Abercrombie On Race To The Top: Teachers Union Deserves Blame

Hawaii governor claims reform program is "moving along very, very well."
Taken For a Ride: Senate Education Chair Blasts School Bus Report

Taken For a Ride: Senate Education Chair Blasts School Bus Report

Report doesn't explain how lack of competition led to rising costs and what can be done to increase bidders.
Failure to Renegotiate Teachers Contract Delays Race to the Top

Failure to Renegotiate Teachers Contract Delays Race to the Top

Discussions have been idled while union fights governor's decision to impose contract.
Hawaii Education Blog — Accountability and Achievement — Jan. 2-8 Fotolia

Hawaii Education Blog — Accountability and Achievement — Jan. 2-8

The place to learn about how we’re teaching our students.
Federal Judge Clears Way for Hawaii Civil Unions

Federal Judge Clears Way for Hawaii Civil Unions

UPDATED U.S. District judge denies two churches' request for a temporary restraining order.

State Says Halting Civil Unions Would Be ‘Devastating’ for Hawaii

Attorney general responds to lawsuit by churches trying to block law from going into effect.