Hawaii | Understanding ESSA


Hawaii Non-Profit Seeks Financial Data from Ed Department

Suevon Lee reports for Honolulu Civil Beat that the nonprofit Education Institute of Hawaii has started a petition “in an attempt to convince the state Department of Education to turn over financial data the nonprofit says is key to building a fiscal transparency tool for...

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State Plan Submissions and Drafts

Approved State Plans Alabama: Final Plan Approved (5/7/18) Alaska: Final Plan Approved (5/16/18) Arizona: Final Plan Approved (9/6/17) Arkansas: Final Plan Approved (1/16/18) Colorado: Final Plan Approved (5/7/18) Connecticut: Final Plan Approved (8/15/17) Delaware: Final Plan Approved (8/2/17) District of Columbia: Final Plan Approved (8/28/17) Georgia:...

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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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