Hawaii

State Plan Submissions and Drafts

Since April 3, a number of states have submitted their ESSA implementation plans to the U.S. Dept. of Education. Here’s a compiled list of the state plan submissions and the most recent draft versions states have released so far. Approved Plans Arizona: Final Plan Approved (9/6/17) Connecticut:...

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HI Board of Ed. Approves Draft ESSA Plan

The Hawaii Board of Education unanimously approved the state’s draft ESSA plan. Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi stated, “We appreciate the many meetings and valuable input that led up to today’s Board action.” She continued, “This decision is one step forward in greatly helping our administrators who...

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HI Board of Education to Review State ESSA Plan

The Board of Education will review the state’s ESSA plan at their monthly meeting on Tuesday. The department has also crafted a strategic plan for “assessing the state’s current public school system” and “identifying areas of need.” Both plans will be reviewed.

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Local Superintendents Gather Feedback on Joint Strategic Plan

Hawaii Island Complex Area superintendents, State Superintendent of Education Kathryn Matayoshi, and several other education leaders from Oahu met to gather feedback on proposed updates to Hawaii’s current “joint strategic plan.” Officials are drafting an updated version to be presented to the State Board of...

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Senate Ed Chair Leads ESSA Discussion

State Senator Michelle Kidani, the Senate education committee chair, led a discussion about how ESSA will affect the way teachers, students, and campus leadership interact and conduct public school instruction.

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Gov. Ige Announces New Task Force

Gov. Ige announced a new task force in April “comprised of educators, lawmakers and other stakeholders [to] develop a plan for new national requirements aimed at changing how Hawaii schools measure success and bringing the state in line with” ESSA. This week, Ige was criticized...

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