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UPDATE: College Students Helping Make the Most of Furlough Fridays

Some college students have been holding workshops for public school students to keep them learning on furlough days.

UPDATE: Education Forum Tonight

Political meeting a chance to hear from experts
Arguments Against Elected Board Of Education Sound Familiar

Arguments Against Elected Board Of Education Sound Familiar

The same critiques of Hawaii's elected board of education that we're hearing today were used in 1964 to abolish an appointed board of education.

How Hawaii Could Have Avoided Furlough Fridays Embarrassment

Decision in 2009 not to try longer school days or pay cuts gave state the nation's shortest school year.

Legislature increases salary caps for education leadership

The House and Senate passed a law Tuesday that would raise the maximum salary for the…

Voters to Decide Whether Hawaii Governor Appoints Board of Education

Hawaii lawmakers have passed a constitutional amendment proposal that would mandate an appointed Hawaii State Board…
The High Cost of Saving Money with Furlough Fridays

The High Cost of Saving Money with Furlough Fridays

While the state saves millions by closing its schools, it's harder to calculate the cost to students.

Teachers Can’t Legally Work on Furlough Days, Union Says

The Hawaii State Teachers Association said it would be illegal for teachers to break their union contracts by working —…

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…

How will furlough days affect the kids?

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