Education Committees to Hear Progress of Charter School System Overhaul

Honolulu – The Senate and House Committees on Education will be holding an informational briefing to receive an update on the progress of implementing Act 130 (Senate Bill 2115 CD1), Relating to Charter Schools.  Act 130, SLH 2012, establishes clear lines of authority and clarifies the relationships, responsibilities, and lines of accountability among stakeholders of Hawaii’s Charter School System. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 18 at 2 p.m. in the State Capitol’s…

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Senator Jill Tokuda Discusses Charter School Bills

On February 1, 2012, the Senate Committee on Education heard two bills relating to the State of Hawaii’s Charter School systems, Senate Bill 2115 and Senate Bill 2116. Following yesterday’s hearing Senate Committee on Education Chair Jill Tokuda gave an overview of the bills. Senate Bill 2115 is a comprehensive bill which establishes a new chapter governing charter schools based on CSGTF’s recommendations. Senate Bill 2116 focuses on the implementation and transition of the measures…

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Charter School Governance, Accountability, & Authority Task Force

The Charter School Governance, Accountability, and Authority Task Force (CSGTF) held its final meeting on December 7, 2011. Some of the key points of the recommendations are: creating clear lines for authorizer responsibilities, changing the name of the Charter School Review Panel to Public Charter School Commission and the tightening of performance contracts. The recommendations are the result of twenty task force and working group meetings. The recommendations will be included in a report to…

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Charter School Task Force Holds Meeting to Address Issues

HONOLULU — The Charter School Governance, Accountability, and Authority Task Force (CSGTF) will be holding its final meeting on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 10 a.m. in conference room 225, at the State Capitol. The Task Force is co-chaired by Senate Education Committee Chair Jill Tokuda and House Education Committee Vice-Chair Della Au Belatti. Representatives from the Legislature, Governor’s office, Board of Education, Department of Education, Charter School Administrative Office, Charter School Review Panel, Charter…

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Charter School Task Force Holds Meeting to Address Issues

HONOLULU — The Charter School Governance, Accountability, and Authority Task Force (CSGTF) will be holding its sixth meeting on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 10 a.m. in conference room 225, at the State Capitol. The Task Force is co-chaired by Senate Education Committee Chair Jill Tokuda and House Education Committee Vice-Chair Della Au Belatti. Representatives from the Legislature, Governor’s office, Board of Education, Department of Education, Charter School Administrative Office, Charter School Review Panel, Charter…

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Charter School Task Force Holds Second Meeting to Address Issues

HONOLULU — The Charter School Governance, Accountability, and Authority Task Force (CSGTF) will be holding its second meeting on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 10 a.m. in conference room 225, at the State Capitol. The Task Force is co-chaired by Senate Education Committee Chair Jill Tokuda and House Education Committee Vice-Chair Della Au Belatti.  Representatives from the Legislature, Governor’s office, Board of Education, Department of Education, Charter School Administrative Office, Charter School Review Panel, Charter…

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Charter School Task Force Holds Meeting to Address Issues

HONOLULU — The Charter School Governance, Accountability, and Authority Task Force (CSGTF) held its first meeting today. The Task Force is co-chaired by Senate Education Committee Chair Jill Tokuda and House Education Committee Vice-Chair Della Au Belatti.  Representatives from the Legislature, Governor’s office, Board of Education, Department of Education, Charter School Administrative Office, Charter School Review Panel, Charter School Network, Ho‘okako‘o Corporation, and Kamehameha Schools are expected to participate on the task force as set…

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Charter School Task Force Holds Meeting to Address Issues

HONOLULU — The Charter School Governance, Accountability, and Authority Task Force (CSGTF) will be holding its first meeting on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 10 a.m. in conference room 225, at the State Capitol. The Task Force is co-chaired by Senate Education Committee Chair Jill Tokuda and House Education Committee Vice-Chair Della Au Belatti.  Representatives from the Legislature, Governor’s office, Board of Education, Department of Education, Charter School Administrative Office, Charter School Review Panel, Charter…

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