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Isle teachers miss 17 days on average

Rural areas tended to have more educators taking more sick days, state data show

By Mary Vorsino

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 13, 2013

~~<p>Hawaii public school teachers were absent from their classrooms an average of 17 days last school year, and 26 percent of teachers took 10 or more sick days, according to newly released teacher absenteeism statistics that one national expert said should raise concerns.</p>
<p>The state data also show the number of sick days teachers took varied widely, but that the percentage of teachers with 10 or more sick leave absences tended to be higher in rural areas and communities that serve low-income students.</p>
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Hawaii public school teachers were absent from their classrooms an average of 17 days last school year, and 26 percent of teachers took 10 or more sick days, according to newly released teacher absenteeism statistics that one national expert said should raise concerns.

The state data also show the number of sick days teachers took varied widely, but that the percentage of teachers with 10 or more sick leave absences tended to be higher in rural areas and communities that serve low-income students. Login for more...



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