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Don't delay school-level empowerment


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 08, 2014

~~<p>The rift in the Department of Education exposed by an independent survey of principals and subsequent, unsuccessful calls for the state superintendent's dismissal reflects more than burnout among campus administrators shouldering heavier workloads in the Race to the Top era.</p>
<p>Underlying the dissent for some educators is the feeling that they've been misled: that the school-level empowerment promised as an offshot of scrapping Hawaii's elected statewide Board of Education with one appointed by the governor simply has not materialized.</p>
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The rift in the Department of Education exposed by an independent survey of principals and subsequent, unsuccessful calls for the state superintendent's dismissal reflects more than burnout among campus administrators shouldering heavier workloads in the Race to the Top era.

Underlying the dissent for some educators is the feeling that they've been misled: that the school-level empowerment promised as an offshot of scrapping Hawaii's elected statewide Board of Education with one appointed by the governor simply has not materialized. Login for more...



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