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The Hawaii teachers union is also pushing lawmakers to place a tax increase proposal on the ballot this year to pay for improving schools.
It’s far less than the DOE sought, but there’s hope for “more of a focus on education” in state government.
Up to $250,000 will be available for the right idea and a two-year plan to implement it.
Superintendent Christina Kishimoto wants to look in new directions — including foreign countries — to address the shortage of instructors.
Hawaii was one of only two states that didn’t adjust comparisons between the newly revamped SAT and the ACT.
With only about half of Hawaii’s high school graduates going to college, schools are placing more emphasis on career and technical training.
Students at the immersion school say the product could prepare them for a vocabulary test. But it’s also designed for the wider community.
Despite “mixed” reviews of their performance last year, the charters deserve more taxpayer money, the board says.
Many are already financially strapped, and one Republican proposal would increase their tax liability by thousands of dollars.