The State of Hawai'i and the Hawai'i State Teachers Association tonight came together to agree on moving forward for transforming education. Both sides have reached an initial agreement. Governor Neil Abercrombie, Department of Education Schools Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi and Board of Education Chairman Don Horner issued the following joint statement:
"We are pleased we have reached an agreement in principle.
"Our focus remains on working together to ensure Hawai'i will secure its Race to the Top grant, which lays the foundation for transforming student learning.
"We recognize that teaching is a profession that guides student achievement and we are committed to making the necessary changes in providing the best learning environment for teachers who excel in the classroom."