Hawaii lawmakers consider mandatory school-year length

02/10/2010 | Honolulu Advertiser, The

Hawaii lawmakers are considering several bills that would set a mandatory number of school days for students, but the state's constitution requires that unions be able to negotiate labor contracts -- putting those bills in jeopardy. Legislation on instructional time is being considered after teacher furloughs caused Hawaii to have the shortest school year in the country, with 163 instructional days.

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