BRIEF: Teacher’s Union and State Reach Initial Agreement

January 8, 2012, 4:26 PM HST · Updated January 8, 4:27 PM
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Governor Neil Abercrombie, file photo by Wendy Osher.

By Sonia Isotov

The State of Hawaii and the Hawaii State Teachers Association came together Friday saying they have agreed to move forward in transforming education. Both sides have reached an initial agreement.

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Governor Neil Abercrombie, Department of Education Schools Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi and Board of Education Chairman Don Horner issued the following joint statement Friday:

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“We are pleased we have reached an agreement in principle. Our focus remains on working together to ensure Hawaii will secure its Race to the Top grant, which lays the foundation for transforming student learning. We recognize that teaching is a profession that guides student achievement and we are committed to making the necessary changes in providing the best learning environment for teachers who excel in the classroom.”

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