HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i Department of Education estimates that ramping up instructional time in public schools as required by a new law passed last year will cost $206 million over the next seven years.
But the Legislature hopes to avoid that cost and is now discussing its third instructional time proposal in as many years — this one to develop four common bell schedules for each school level (elementary, middle and high). All in pursuit of greater and more equal learning time for students across the state.
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