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Hawaii schools scale back extended learning time

By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher

Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 10:33 a.m. HST, May 17, 2013

The state is scaling back a move to provide extra learning time for struggling schools.

Extended learning time for low-performing schools in Waianae, Kau, Keaau and Pahoa was heralded as a stride toward progress on reforms that won Hawaii a federal $75 million grant.

The plan called for about an hour more per day and 12 additional days of teacher training. That represents about 18 percent more teacher pay.

Deputy Superintendent Ronn Nozoe says only Waianae Elementary and the Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind will get the compensated extra time next school year.

The teacher's union says the state didn't do a good job of maximizing the extra time during the pilot period. Hawaii State Teachers Association Executive Director Al Nagasako says many teachers depended on the extra income.

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Maneki_Neko wrote:
Yeah, we sure don't want those struggling schools full of struggling kids to get extra learning time. We're in it for the extra pay. Just like you see in that commercial, eh?
on May 17,2013 | 12:02PM
niimi wrote:
Conspiracy theory suggests that the elitists want to ensure the commoners are kept in their place in society.
on May 17,2013 | 12:36PM
jakwa wrote:
See! The proof is in the pudding. Teachers care about the keikis...yeah right!
on May 17,2013 | 02:24PM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
Teachers, we know where your priorities are. Don't even try to blame the state for the extra time or lack thereof. You charge us more in salary and then turn around and blame the state for the lack of funding.
on May 17,2013 | 05:53PM
soundofreason wrote:
I know, I know................"for the kids"
on May 17,2013 | 06:39PM
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