Katherine Poythress

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.

Discussion: Elected Vs. Appointed Board Of Education

TOPICS Furlough Fridays Education accountability Hawaii State Board of Education…

UPDATE: GOP Lt. Gov. Candidate: Democrats Caving To Teachers Unions

Rep. Lynn Finnegan raises questions about influence of special interests on education policy in Hawaii.
No Data Supporting Appointed Ed Board Over Elected

No Data Supporting Appointed Ed Board Over Elected

Hawaii voters will decide at the polls this November whether they want the governor to appoint the board of education, but data doesn't show it would be better than the current elected board.