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Kathryn Matayoshi

What Does it Take to Run a School District?

What Does it Take to Run a School District?

A proposal to raise the Hawaii school superintendent's salary prompted Civil Beat to do some comparison shopping.
Off The Beat: Teachers Give Union, State ‘F’ Grade

Off The Beat: Teachers Give Union, State ‘F’ Grade

Rejection of contract sends a message: Teachers don't trust union or state.

Off The Beat: Time for Education Officials to Walk the Talk

Fed's Race to the Top warning to Hawaii a test of whether leaders stick to their word.
Hawaii Department of Education Announces Restructuring

Hawaii Department of Education Announces Restructuring

Academics and operations will soon be split between deputy superintendent and new senior assistant superintendent.
Superintendent: Hawaii’s Per-Pupil Spending Cuts Second-Largest Nationwide

Superintendent: Hawaii’s Per-Pupil Spending Cuts Second-Largest Nationwide

Hawaii has cut $1,175 per student since 2008, just behind California. Still ranks in top 15 states for per-pupil spending.
Hawaii Superintendent’s Lesson — Keep Your Head in the Sand

Hawaii Superintendent’s Lesson — Keep Your Head in the Sand

Matayoshi ducks important questions about "Runaway School Bus Costs."

A New Contract For Not-So-New Hawaii Schools Chief

The old Board of Education didn't think contract was necessary, new board finalized one anyway.
Off the Beat: Public Teachers’ Contract A Private Affair?

Off the Beat: Public Teachers’ Contract A Private Affair?

Hawaii's education executives won't disclose terms of a contract they've already implemented.
Matayoshi Calm Under Legislative Fire

Matayoshi Calm Under Legislative Fire

The education superintendent appeared before the Senate Ways and Means Committee armed with answers for hard questions.
City Council Races: Bring on the General Election!

City Council Races: Bring on the General Election!

Only one new councilmember is assured a seat after the primary results Saturday night — Breene Harimoto. Three seats will be decided in November.