The truth about teacher planning days

HONOLULU —Hawai‘i public schoolers return to the classroom on Monday, but their teachers have already been there for days and weeks — in some cases months.

Many teachers never left campus after school ended in May.

“As a teacher, you can’t just show up for class and expect to get good results,” explained Debbie Arakaki, curriculum coordinator at Palolo Elementary School. “There are a lot of details involved with getting the physical environment ready and making sure you’re ready for every student.”

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