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Board of Education

Feds: Union Wrong, Teachers Can Work Legally For Free

The U.S. Department of Labor says teachers wouldn't be breaking any federal labor laws by volunteering on Furlough Fridays.

UPDATE: Vast Majority of Local School Boards in U.S. Elected

Before Hawaii makes a decision about an appointed versus elected board of education: What are other districts doing?
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.

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.