Hawaii public schools will be required to adhere to a 180-day school calendar beginning in 2011-12 under a bill signed into law Tuesday. Budget cuts caused the state to implement furloughs, cutting this year's number of school days. "Hawaii is the only state in the nation that does not set by statute the minimum number of hours of instructional time a public school student should receive," said Lt. Gov. James "Duke" Aiona, who signed the bill into law.

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