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Hawaii looks outside education field for school administrators

By Associated Press


Hawaii is recruiting more applicants for its program to groom people with business, military and other non-education backgrounds to become public school administrators.

The state Department of Education said Wednesday candidates should have a master’s degree and have successfully served in a leadership, supervisory, or managerial position for three or more years.

Candidates must complete training sessions, seven university courses, a probation period and a one year residency to become certified school administrators.

Candidates may apply for vacant vice principal positions at the end of the residency year.

The program is funded by the federal government’s Race to the Top grant. Hawaii’s program began last year with six candidates.

Chaminade University helps run the program. The school will host information sessions in Honolulu this month for those interested.

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manakuke wrote:
Really looking ‘outside the box’ for capable and talented administrators.
on November 1,2012 | 05:50AM
false wrote:
As for out of the box thinking, if they fit with the local culture of the school, the politics of the complex let alone the school, they don't have a chance. Hawai`i reality you have to smile and play the game. Do you really think there is talent to change this local environment that is so inbred on itself. DoE politics is unbelievable. Way to survive is to ignore it.
on November 1,2012 | 06:30AM
Bdpapa wrote:
We have BOE that is not education based. They are barely effective. What makes you think a non education based person will be? It's like calling a plumber to change your cabinets!
on November 1,2012 | 05:56AM
false wrote:
It's worse than that. TFA is the best example.
on November 1,2012 | 06:30AM
false wrote:
First of all, thank you for contract liability of ending the pay schedule before the next contract year starts. Good planning on DoE pilot and ZoI. We take the hits all the way around including having to go without a paycheck while you change the contract calendar again. Do you ever consider what it does to us financially? Teachers will have to pay on their own any deductions that are paid through payroll like medical, insurances, annuities, loans, etc. Thank you so much for 8 months warning about NO paycheck for August 5th. So much for 10 months over 12. Just move the calendar anyway you want and too bad for us. We have been notified.
on November 1,2012 | 06:26AM
inverse wrote:
I thought HSTA was supposedly the :"strongest" union in the nation?? What about the story that DOE wants every public school kid to have an Ipad or laptop? Why don't you guys get rid of your current leader and how come he was voted for a second term? Of course these are rhetorical questions. Personally I thought the vote count to re elect Ok abe was suspect, however turnout for teachers to vote for a change in their union leadership was low. Teachers have to ban together and rise up NOT only against the DOE admin. but to your own uni on leader ship. You guys are getting the business from both en ds.
on November 1,2012 | 06:41AM
Steve96785 wrote:
This is definitely not mentioned in the article. Where can I find out more about missing a future paycheck? I'm still waiting to see their proposal for paying us back for the one taken in the '90s when we switched payroll dates.
on November 1,2012 | 06:51AM
allie wrote:
we need creative programs like this
on November 1,2012 | 06:36AM
serious wrote:
allie, agreed. Years ago the Seattle school district hired a retired 3 star Army general as superintendant--he was black and did he do a great job!!! Thinking outside the box. When the school year started he had a parade for the kids going to school, bands, firetrucks, cheerleaders. Look at the Obama cabinet--all school administrators--no business people--and look at the results!!!
on November 1,2012 | 10:38AM
Bdpapa wrote:
I like former military but I don't like MBA graduates. There a bunch of cut throats who will stack their support staff, add extra layers of management and run things like their doodoo don't stink. They are way too exoensive for the mediocrity we will recieve.
on November 1,2012 | 11:18AM
Steve96785 wrote:
Yet another admin program to be paid by RTTT funds. The money faucet ends this year. Where will admin steal the funds to keep this going in the future. Yep, from the classroom and school level, just like always. To make big changes in the DOE we need to get rid of the DOE itself.
on November 1,2012 | 07:39AM
false wrote:
When can we vote on that?
on November 1,2012 | 05:25PM
tiwtsfm wrote:
This is a great idea, but why not limit it to residents who have lived in the State for more than 10 years. These folks already know our culture. Training and education courses should mesh with the training and experience the candidate already has. Great idea - but again the DOE is tayloring it so that one size fits all.
on November 1,2012 | 08:32AM
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