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Education in Hawaii

Hawaii Charter School Overhaul Looks Likely

Hawaii Charter School Overhaul Looks Likely

Key hearing Thursday on historic bill.

Hawaii Ed Department Prepares for Federal Race to the Top Visit

State has accomplished 85 percent of its 400 grant tasks, says strategic reform chief.
Learning Time in Hawaii: Quality Over Quantity Fotalia

Learning Time in Hawaii: Quality Over Quantity

Reports say more instructional time doesn't help students succeed.
Bell Schedules Resonate With Hawaii Lawmakers

Bell Schedules Resonate With Hawaii Lawmakers

Some students get as much as six hours more instructional time a week than others.
Hawaii’s Perfect Storm of Charter School Controversies

Hawaii’s Perfect Storm of Charter School Controversies

Charter school leaders frustrated that the misconduct of a few reflects poorly on them all.
In Hawaii, Teacher Evaluations Will Happen By Any Means Necessary

In Hawaii, Teacher Evaluations Will Happen By Any Means Necessary

Legislature, Board of Education and state-level negotiators race to achieve Race to the Top reforms.
National Experts: Charter School Employees Should Not Be State Employees

National Experts: Charter School Employees Should Not Be State Employees

Statewide union contracts hamper innovation and accountability at charters, experts say.
Hawaii Teachers Union To Return To Negotiations

Hawaii Teachers Union To Return To Negotiations

HSTA leaders finish listening tour, continue labor complaint.

Does a School Field Trip Count as Instructional Time in Hawaii?

There's a bill going through the Legislature to eliminate the goal of 6 hours a day.
Hawaiian Language Students Getting Lost In Translation, Advocates Say Civil Beat

Hawaiian Language Students Getting Lost In Translation, Advocates Say

Proponents want state to get serious about the Hawaiian Language Immersion Program.

Child Labor Is Wrong, But Apparently Not For Our School Children!

How are students receiving mandated instruction time if they're pulled out to work in the school cafeteria hours at a time?
Hawaii Teachers Reject New Contract With State

Hawaii Teachers Reject New Contract With State

Teachers turn down union recommendation to approve 6-year deal by 2-1 margin.
Education in Hawaii