Senate Committee on Education Chair Gives Speech on Performance Management System Bills

Senate Committee on Education Chair Jill Tokuda gave the following speech during today’s Session, defending the teacher evaluation and instructional time bills. Colleagues, I first want to start off by thanking all of you.  The votes I’ve asked you to take, the measures I’ve asked you to move, have by no means been easy. It’s required a great deal of political will, and at many points trust and faith in myself and our education committee…

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Listening Session with BOE Member to be Held

WAIMEA, HAWAII — The Waimea Community Association will hold its monthly town meeting on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at Parker School Theater, beginning at 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The highlight of the town meeting will be a listening session with the Big Island’s State Board of Education (BOE) member, Brian DeLima. DeLima is among nine members who were appointed by the governor to the newly formed BOE earlier this year. This “listening session” format…

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Senator Kahele Hosts Education Forum

WAIAKEA, BIG ISLAND — Senator Gilbert Kahele will be hosting an Education Forum, featuring the Hawai‘i County’s State Board of Education (BOE) Vice-Chairman, Brian De Lima, on Friday, December 2, 2011, beginning at 5:30 p.m. It will take place at the Waiakea High School Cafeteria (155 W. Kawili Street). De Lima, who is among nine members who were appointed by the governor to the newly formed BOE earlier this year, will give an update on…

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Hawaii State Senate Confirms its First Board of Education Members

HONOLULU- The State Senate today confirmed Hawaii’s first appointed Board of Education. The members were appointed by Governor Neil Abercrombie with the advise and consent of the Senate. Act 5, which was signed into law by the governor on March 14, 2011, gives the governor the authority to appoint nine members, which would consist of: one member from the county of Hawaii, one member from the county of Maui, one member from the county of…

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