Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 08/06/2012 - 6:52am
A more well-rounded curriculum with less focus on a single test. Higher academic standards and more difficult classwork. Continued cuts to extracurricular and other activities because of the tough economy.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 07/23/2012 - 10:47pm
In 2010 the Hawaii Department of Education formed two “zones of school innovation,”one on the Leeward Coast of Oahu and the other in the Kau-Pahoa region of Hawaii island, in hopes of providing the state’s lowest-performing schools with intensive help.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Thu, 07/12/2012 - 12:45pm
By the time summer's over, many families can't wait for school to start. Working parents have struggled to find camps or babysitting, kids are bored and teachers fret over "summer slide" – the academic losses that research shows hits kids from poor families hardest.