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Senate confirms Board of Education members

Senate confirms Board of Education members

MEDIA RELEASE The state Senate has confirmed Hawaii’s first appointed Board of Education. The members were appointed by Gov. Neil Abercrombie with the advise and consent of the Senate. Act 5, which was signed into law March 14, gives the governor the authority to appoint nine members, which would consist of: one member from the […]

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Law brings more accountability in public education

Law brings more accountability in public education

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has signed into law a bill that gives the governor more accountability over Hawaii’s public education by establishing the process for an appointed Board of Education (BOE). The bill signing ceremony for Act 5 took place this afternoon at Washington Place among lawmakers and invited guests, including current BOE members. […]

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Abercrombie to sign BOE legislation next week

Abercrombie to sign BOE legislation next week

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie praised the State Legislature for moving quickly and passing Senate Bill 8, which establishes the appointment process for the Board of Education (BOE). “Education is one of my highest priorities because I believe that the future of Hawaii is dependent on the success of our public schools,” Abercrombie said. “In […]

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Abercrombie appoints Horner to fill BOE vacancy

Abercrombie appoints Horner to fill BOE vacancy

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has made his first appointment to the Board of Education (BOE) announcing Don Horner will fill the vacant O‘ahu-at-Large seat. “Don Horner has the skills and experience to oversee an organization as complex and large as Hawaii’s public schools system,” Abercrombie said. “We are looking for people to serve on […]

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Tokuda hosting Twitter Town Hall on appointed BOE (Jan. 7)

Tokuda hosting Twitter Town Hall on appointed BOE (Jan. 7)

MEDIA RELEASE On Friday, Jan. 07, Senate Education Committee Chairwoman Jill Tokuda (Kaneohe, Kailua & Enchanted Lake) will host a Twitter Town Hall, where she will take questions and comments regarding the upcoming implementation legislation for the appointed Board of Education utilizing this 140-character “micro-blog.” Participants can tweet their questions and comments, and receive live […]

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Two constitutional amendments on ballot

Two constitutional amendments on ballot

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii voters will decide on two state ballot questions Nov. 2. Both are constitutional amendments. The first, HB2376, proposes to amend the Hawaii Constitution to change the Board of Education to a board appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, as provided by law. Currently, the Board of […]

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BOE candidate info available online

BOE candidate info available online

MEDIA RELEASE The following information is from Susan Dursin and Helen Hemmes, Hawaii County League of Women Voters co-presidents: While we talk a lot about education in this state, most of us know nothing about the Board of Education (BOE). Did you know that there are 13 members, all elected. That three of those members […]

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Public-private partnership between state, teachers and major banks in Hawaii make deal possible to return 171,000 students to school next year

The end of furlough Fridays in public schools

Public-private partnership between state, teachers and major banks in Hawaii make deal possible to return 171,000 students to school next year

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Smith: Furlough relief plan now up to BOE, HSTA

Smith: Furlough relief plan now up to BOE, HSTA

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Legislature agrees on funding to end school furloughs

Legislature agrees on funding to end school furloughs

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii State Legislature has agreed on a bill to provide funding to restore educational furlough days for the remainder of this school year and through next year, using $67 million from the Hurricane Relief Fund. House and Senate Conferees, meeting into Friday night, agreed to changes to Senate Bill 2124 that will […]

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HSTA members favor agreement to end furloughs

HSTA members favor agreement to end furloughs

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Contributing Editor Teachers are on board with a deal between their union – State Teachers Association – and the Board of Education to end furlough Fridays. HSTA gave its members a chance to have their say on a proposal that would require approval from the Legislature and the governor to […]

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Lingle statement on HSTA complaint to labor board

Lingle statement on HSTA complaint to labor board

MEDIA RELEASE (Editor’s Note: The Hawaii State Teachers Association has filed a complaint with the state’s labor board against Gov. Linda Lingle, claiming she “willfully and unlawfully” squashed the union’s tentative agreement with the Board of Education to end furlough days. Union and state education officials were willing to use $35 million in ‘rainy day’ […]

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Hawaii residents have made it very clear that they want an immediate and complete solution to get our students back into the classroom.

The plan I presented in November and revised Jan. 8 would accomplish this by using up to $50 million from the Rainy Day Fund to restore teacher furlough days. This plan is reasonable, generous, workable and could be implemented immediately.

Governor’s weekly radio address: Get students back in classrooms

Hawaii residents have made it very clear that they want an immediate and complete solution to get our students back into the classroom. The plan I presented in November and revised Jan. 8 would accomplish this by using up to $50 million from the Rainy Day Fund to restore teacher furlough days. This plan is […]

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Governor again urges BOE/DOE to accept furlough plan

Governor again urges BOE/DOE to accept furlough plan

MEDIA RELEASE With a continued focus on immediately returning Hawaii students to the classroom, Gov. Linda Lingle this week renewed her call for the Board of Education (BOE) and Department of Education (DOE) to accept her plan originally proposed Nov. 15 to restore the majority of the remaining teacher furlough days. “The clock is ticking,” […]

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