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Milestones in Transformation in TransformationIn 2010, the Hawaii State Board of Education (BOE) and the Department (DOE) embarked on an ambitious path to deliver more public school children to college, career and community readiness. Here are some of the top achievements since then, powered by the hard work of teachers, principals, support personnel and leadership, who believe that all children can reach their aspirations.
Race to the Top to the TopHawaii answered a challenge from the U.S. Department of Education with an ambitious plan to ensure students have access to a high-quality education that prepares them for college and career. In August 2010, Hawaii’s bold education plan was awarded a four-year, $75 million federal Race to the Top grant — one of only 12 awarded in the country. In 2014, Hawaii became the only state to complete the requirements of the grant on time.
Zones of School Innovation of School InnovationA key focus of Hawaii’s Race to the Top agenda rested on a commitment to close achievement gaps, turn around persistently low-performing schools and ensure all students are prepared for college, career and citizenship. This was addressed through the four-year Zones of School Innovation (ZSI) project, which concluded in 2013.
Arne Duncan praises Hawaii's education leadership Duncan praises Hawaii's education leadershipHONOLULU – Hawaii’s public schools can be a model for the nation, according to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who visited two schools on March 31 before returning to Washington, D.C. Sec. Duncan, Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Schools Supt. Kathryn Matayoshi spoke with media in reflecting on the progress made during the last three years based on the Race to the Top (RTTT) federal education reform grant.
Hawaii's Race to the Top progress shows extraordinary growth's Race to the Top progress shows extraordinary growthThe Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) is receiving high praise from the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) for its efforts in implementing key reforms such as the Educator Effectiveness System, professional development on the Hawaii Common Core and work to support its most needy schools. This comes with the Year 3 Race to the Top (RTTT) report released this evening.
USDOE recognizes State's Race to the Top progress recognizes State's Race to the Top progressHONOLULU - The U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) today released its two-year report on the 12 Race to the Top (RTTT) grantees, which includes Hawaii. The report covers the progress made through August 2012.
Education Update: April 2014 Update: April 2014Stories include exceptional progress on Race to the Top in the U.S. Department of Education's Year 3 report, historic sustainability and education program launched, Milken nods for two talented teachers, test your knowledge with Smarter Balanced, opportunities for teachers and students, and more.
Hawaii's Race to the Top grant cleared from high-risk status's-Race-to-the-Top-grant-cleared-from-high-risk-status.aspxHawaii's Race to the Top grant cleared from high-risk statusThe U.S. Department of Education has removed Hawaii's 'high-risk' status from the state's Race to the Top grant program. The decision allows Hawaii to continue its Race to the Top reform efforts through September 2014 when the grant officially ends.
2014 Year in Review Year in ReviewThere is much work to be done, but there is much to celebrate now! Here’s a rundown of impressive achievements in 2014 by our schools, educators and keiki.
Race to the Top 'high risk' status partially removed'high-risk'-status-partially-removed.aspxRace to the Top 'high risk' status partially removedHONOLULU - The Department is off of Race to the Top (RTTT) “high-risk” status for its work on standards, assessments, and data system development and use.

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