Advancing Education


Every Student Succeeds Act

Answers to common questions as we transition to ESSA requirements by school year 2017-18.


Hawaii is in the midst of a range of historic efforts to transform its public education system: Implementing a new school performance system, internationally-benchmarked standards, updated assessments, more rigorous diploma requirements and robust teacher and principal evaluations – all to ensure graduates succeed in college or careers.



Strategic Plan PlanA foundation of expectations & supports to ensure equity and excellence for each student.
StriveHI Performance System Performance SystemCustomized rewards and supports to ensure students and schools make educational gains.
Race to the Top to the TopA $75 million federal grant supporting Hawaii’s plan to transform public education.
Milestones in Transformation in TransformationAn overview of the successes since ambitious reform was launched in 2010.

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Strategic Plan 2017-2020

What do you think?

Supt. Kishimoto has identified three approaches to embrace this school year. Which are you most excited about?