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Abercrombie releases $67M from Hurricane Relief Fund

Abercrombie releases $67M from Hurricane Relief Fund

MEDIA RELEASE In his first executive action, Gov. Neil Abercrombie released funds to bring a definitive end to Furlough Fridays in the schools and to help maintain jobs and services provided by community programs. Abercrombie announced the release of $67 million from the Hurricane Relief Fund to restore 17 instructional days for the 2010-2011 school […]

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Public-private partnership between state, teachers and major banks in Hawaii make deal possible to return 171,000 students to school next year

The end of furlough Fridays in public schools

Public-private partnership between state, teachers and major banks in Hawaii make deal possible to return 171,000 students to school next year

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Legislature agrees on funding to end school furloughs

Legislature agrees on funding to end school furloughs

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii State Legislature has agreed on a bill to provide funding to restore educational furlough days for the remainder of this school year and through next year, using $67 million from the Hurricane Relief Fund. House and Senate Conferees, meeting into Friday night, agreed to changes to Senate Bill 2124 that will […]

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Lingle's answer to Save Our Schools' letter

Lingle’s answer to Save Our Schools’ letter

Gov. Linda Lingle has answered a letter she recieved last week from Save Our Schools, addressing her letter specifically to nine members of the grassroots group. The entire text of Lingle’s letter follows: April 11, 2010 Ms. Marguerite Higa Ms. Olga Boric-Lubecke Mr. Marcus Daniel Ms. Clare Hanusz Ms. Joann Marshall Ms. Debbie Millikan Mr. […]

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HSTA members favor agreement to end furloughs

HSTA members favor agreement to end furloughs

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Contributing Editor Teachers are on board with a deal between their union – State Teachers Association – and the Board of Education to end furlough Fridays. HSTA gave its members a chance to have their say on a proposal that would require approval from the Legislature and the governor to […]

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Sopogy, Chaminade host Furlough Friday workshop (March 12)

Sopogy, Chaminade host Furlough Friday workshop (March 12)

MEDIA RELEASE Sopogy, Inc. and the Hogan Entrepreneurial Program at Chaminade University will host a free furlough Friday workshop for high school students focusing on renewable energy and energy efficiency. The event 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday, March 12 at Sopogy’s headquarters. By teaming up with industry leaders from Energy Industries, Kanu Hawaii and Hawaii Science […]

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Governor again urges BOE/DOE to accept furlough plan

Governor again urges BOE/DOE to accept furlough plan

MEDIA RELEASE With a continued focus on immediately returning Hawaii students to the classroom, Gov. Linda Lingle this week renewed her call for the Board of Education (BOE) and Department of Education (DOE) to accept her plan originally proposed Nov. 15 to restore the majority of the remaining teacher furlough days. “The clock is ticking,” […]

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Lingle proposes new furlough reduction plan

Lingle proposes new furlough reduction plan

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle has proposed a new plan to immediately return public school students to the classroom for 24 of the 27 days that will be lost between now and the end of the next school year if the current furlough schedule is allowed to continue. Under the governor’s latest plan, up to […]

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Lingle: HSTA plan doesn't meet criteria

Lingle: HSTA plan doesn’t meet criteria

MEDIA RELEASE The agreement between the Hawaii Teachers Association (HSTA) and the Department of Education and Board of Education is not a viable solution to restore 27 days of classroom time to Hawaii’s school children, the governor said. On Nov. 15 Gov. Linda Lingle proposed a comprehensive solution that would have assured that children would […]

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Statement on plan to reduce furlough days

Statement on plan to reduce furlough days

Hawaii State Teachers Association President Will Okabe’s statement dated Monday, Dec. 28: “The Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) is pleased that our Board of Directors today approved an agreement with the state Board of Education and the Department of Education to reduce the number of furlough days in the current school year. Under the agreement, […]

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Statement on returning children to the classroom

Statement on returning children to the classroom

MEDIA RELEASE The following statement was released Wednesday by Linda Smith, senior policy advisor, and Marie Laderta, director of human resources development: Gov. Linda Lingle has offered a viable compromise solution for the restoration of the 27 days currently slated to be furlough Fridays that will enable our children to return to school. To encourage […]

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“Governor Linda Lingle recently offered a plan to reopen Hawai‘i’s public schools on what has become known as ‘Furlough Fridays’. 

“It is unfortunate that the Hawai‘i State Teacher’s Association has not seized this opportunity by allowing a vote on the agreement that will bring children back to school.

Statement on status of discussions to return children to the classroom

“Governor Linda Lingle recently offered a plan to reopen Hawai‘i’s public schools on what has become known as ‘Furlough Fridays’. “It is unfortunate that the Hawai‘i State Teacher’s Association has not seized this opportunity by allowing a vote on the agreement that will bring children back to school.

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Sen. Green: Put our students ahead of politics

Sen. Green: Put our students ahead of politics

Sen. Josh Green has released this statement: The education of our children is one of our most important responsibilities. The way we teach our students and run our schools will determine Hawaii’s future. And today we face a crisis in our public education system. As parents, we cannot allow politicians and bureaucrats to compromise the […]

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Waimea Middle School open on all furlough Fridays

Waimea Middle School Will Be Open As Usual on Friday, Oct. 23 & 30 and All Furlough Fridays This School Year As the state’s first public conversion charter school, Waimea Middle School will be open as usual on Friday, Oct. 23 and 30 – and all of the DOE’s Furlough Fridays this school year. Breakfast […]

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