Monthly Archives: August 2010

$75M PAYDAY

Public schools will use federal funds to improve both students and teachers By Mary Vorsino POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 25, 2010 The $75 million Race to the Top federal grant announced yesterday for Hawaii schools will kick-start some of … Continue reading

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9 States, DC Get $3.4B in ‘Race to the Top’ Grants

Aug 24, 3:34 PM EDT By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer ATLANTA (AP) — More than 13 million students and 1 million educators will share $3.4 billion from the second round of the federal “Race to the Top” grant competition, … Continue reading

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Hawaii among states to be awarded “Race to the Top” education money

August 24, 2010 ATLANTA (AP) – Hawaii is among nine states and the District of Columbia that will get money to reform schools in the second round of the $4.35 billion ”Race to the Top” grant competition, The U.S. Education … Continue reading

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Hawaii Teacher Shortage as Furloughs Continue

Teacher Shortage as Hawaii Furloughs Continue Shortage Areas & Subjects The U.S. Department of Education has identified Teacher Shortage Areas for the 2010-2011 school year. Computer English Foreign Languages Hawaiian Mathematics Science Special Education Vocational Education

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VIEWPOINT: True Change & Accountability are Needed to End the Education Crisis

August 15, 2010 By JUSTIN HUGHEY When it comes to the challenges faced by this state, perhaps nothing is as big as our crisis in education, especially considering that our children are our future. As a 34-year-old teacher fed up … Continue reading

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Schools Stall in Test Scores

Proficiency in reading has improved, but 117 schools are still struggling By Mary Vorsino, Honolulu Star Advertiser POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 13, 2010 Despite making steady improvement in overall test scores, most Hawaii public schools continue to see a … Continue reading

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On ‘No Child Left Behind’

Education’s foremost historian on where NCLB went wrong, ending the testing regime, and why we need neighborhood schools. Adapted from The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education, by Diane Ravitch (Basic … Continue reading

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