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Statement from Nozoe on extended learning times


Ronn Nozoe

The state Board and Department of Education and the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) have announced that teachers in the Zones of School Innovation (Nanakuli-Waianae and Ka‘u-Keaau-Pahoa complexes) and at the Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind (HSDB) voted to ratify an agreement for extended learning time and additional professional development days.

Deputy Superintendent Ronn Nozoe released the following statement:

“This new agreement is a pivotal step in our efforts to ensure that all Hawaii’s high school graduates are prepared for college or a career in today’s global marketplace.

“Additional focused mandatory instructional time for students is critical. Research has shown that extended learning time helps teachers make a greater positive impact on students.

“We believe this investment will result in a better work environment, greater levels of job satisfaction, superior teacher and principal retention rates, and, most of all, significantly improved student achievement in the Zones and at the Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind.”

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