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Charter schools’ higher bar good


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 09, 2013

~~<p>Hawaii's network of 32 charter schools has now reached a critical milepost: All have signed performance contracts aimed at improving accountability for the education they deliver, using public funds. The job now is to make sure there's proper oversight and support to make sure the schools adapt well to the new accords.</p>
<p>Some of the charter schools, accustomed to operating with a large degree of independence, were uneasy about the contracts. But the public funding &mdash; roughly $6,000 per student &mdash; is why instituting the contracts was such an important part of the charter schools reform law that passed last year.</p>
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Hawaii's network of 32 charter schools has now reached a critical milepost: All have signed performance contracts aimed at improving accountability for the education they deliver, using public funds. The job now is to make sure there's proper oversight and support to make sure the schools adapt well to the new accords.

Some of the charter schools, accustomed to operating with a large degree of independence, were uneasy about the contracts. But the public funding — roughly $6,000 per student — is why instituting the contracts was such an important part of the charter schools reform law that passed last year. Login for more...



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