Katherine Poythress

Student achievement, not Furlough Fridays, the deeper issue

Student achievement, not Furlough Fridays, the deeper issue

The length of Hawaii’s school year has become a hot-button topic since the introduction of Furlough Fridays…

Lingle Asks Teachers to Return to Work Without Pay

Gov. Linda Lingle on Sunday asked teachers to return to their classrooms without pay for the remainder…

Committee approves $67 million to try to end Furlough Fridays

Late Friday night, negotiators from the House and Senate reached an agreement that, if approved by the Legislature, could reduce…

Coming Soon: More School Days? Money to Pay for Them Still in the Air

Taking Hawaii one step closer to educational reform, a Legislative committee today passed a bill onto the House and…

Furloughs Resolution May Pass Us By

We’ve got a standoff between the governor and the state board of education, aligned with the teachers…

What’s the lesson for students in Furlough Fridays standoff?

Who’s standing up for the kids? You have to wonder what lesson children are taking from the standoff between the…

How will furlough days affect the kids?

One of our members, Jennifer Chandler, asked why I haven’t addressed the Furlough Fridays issue on…

Big day for education reform?

The question of education reform could come to a head in the Legislature today. A committee of representatives from both…

Why Education?

Aloha and welcome to the Education Beat! The heart of our education coverage is going to be…