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Settle principals' evaluations now


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 25, 2013

~~<p>For principals to be trusted as educational leaders, they need the faith of their school communities. Hawaii's unionized public-school principals are sorely testing that faith with their resistance to performance contracts that were mandated by the Legislature in 2004 but which have yet to be implemented by the state Department of Education nine years later.</p>
<p>Now comes word that the DOE and Unit 06 of the Hawaii Government Employees Union, which represents about 700 educational officers, are wrangling yet again over the terms of the performance contracts, which are intended to improve Hawaii's public schools by raising the standards of the educators who run them.</p>
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For principals to be trusted as educational leaders, they need the faith of their school communities. Hawaii's unionized public-school principals are sorely testing that faith with their resistance to performance contracts that were mandated by the Legislature in 2004 but which have yet to be implemented by the state Department of Education nine years later.

Now comes word that the DOE and Unit 06 of the Hawaii Government Employees Union, which represents about 700 educational officers, are wrangling yet again over the terms of the performance contracts, which are intended to improve Hawaii's public schools by raising the standards of the educators who run them. Login for more...



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