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Thursday, April 17, 2014         

Charter Schools

Legislation seeks to shed light on operations and spending
The state Legislature took small steps this session to enhance oversight and public disclosure for charter schools, and lawmakers plan to work with the charter community on big-picture changes for the system. Story »
Moana Medeiros was taken aback when she and other eager teachers went to check out the site of a new charter school in Waianae and discovered it was to be housed in a former chicken coop.

Some of Hawaii's charter school boards are so closely entwined with their school's leadership that the relationships could limit their ability to exercise independent oversight, a critical component to ensuring success.

KEALAKEKUA, Hawaii » Nine-year-old Joshua Barreras-Float reaches up to show off his latest creation, a colorful crocheted cap that fits snugly on his head.




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