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Charter school must shape up or dissolve


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 26, 2014

~~<p>Advocates will say that the birth of the charter school movement in Hawaii, while belated, was a welcome event. And they'd be right. Charter schools offer, at least in theory, the opportunity for public school families to have access to a range of educational approaches and innovations.</p>
<p>In practice, the initial experience was uneven, with varying success rates in academic outcomes and basic financial sustainability. That was the impetus for reforms to the public charter school system in more recent years, a restructuring, still in its fledgling stage, aimed at improving oversight.</p>
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Advocates will say that the birth of the charter school movement in Hawaii, while belated, was a welcome event. And they'd be right. Charter schools offer, at least in theory, the opportunity for public school families to have access to a range of educational approaches and innovations.

In practice, the initial experience was uneven, with varying success rates in academic outcomes and basic financial sustainability. That was the impetus for reforms to the public charter school system in more recent years, a restructuring, still in its fledgling stage, aimed at improving oversight. Login for more...



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