On April 18 at the Board of Education's General Business Meeting, Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto identified promises to our students to be achieved in every public school by 2030, organized around
Students will be educated within a public school system that is grounded in
HĀ, powers a multilingual society, and honors Hawai‘i’s local and global contribution.
— MARKERS: Nā Hopena A‘o; languages; culture; context; place-based; safety & total well-being
Students will experience strong relationships and supports that mitigate disempowering differences to enable them to thrive academically, socially, and civically.
— MARKERS: Access; personalization; community; closing achievement gaps; quality
Students will be immersed in excellent learning environments that are thoughtfully designed around a community’s power to contribute to a thriving, sustainable Hawai‘i. Learn more.
— MARKERS: Core values; curriculum; infrastructure; magnets; college & career; partners
Students will develop their authentic voice as contributors to equity, excellence and innovation, by providing input on what they learn, how they learn, and where they learn.
— MARKERS: Engagement; civic & policy voice; educational leadership; discovery; choice
Students will engage in rigorous, technology-rich, problem-solving learning that enables them to solve authentic community challenges and develop pathways to goals.
— MARKERS: Applied learning; design thinking; project-based learning; creativity
These are not new ideas: They draw from extensive community outreach during our last phase of strategic planning, our
HĀ policy, and our work implementing the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan. The goal with our next 10 years is to identify,
What will make these promises a reality for every student in every school by 2030? What does that look like, and how do we get there?
Phase I feedback from the community
(click to view news release) was collected through August 1, and included:
- 83 stakeholder groups registered and
- 2,782 participants.
Phase II feedback (click to view news release) on a draft of the plan closed on Sept. 20, 2019. There were 314 respondents to the online survey who provided guidance on our action opportunities identified during Phase I. View results.
- You can still take our "Stake in the Ground" survey, launched during Phase II, to identify how you would like to help public schools with this work.
Phase III feedback on proposed and future indicators is open through December 2:
When approved by the Board of Education in early 2020, the 2030 Promise Plan will guide our policies, procedures, operations, planning and other activities to ensure we’re on track to deliver on our promises.
Power & Promise of Public Education
On Sept. 5, 2019, Supt. Kishimoto gave her annual address on the State of the Schools with a focus on Ideas That Transform and a discussion of the 2030 Promise Plan and action opportunities. View:
The Hawaiʻi DOE and ʻŌlelo Community Media have teamed up on a series of programs that explore how these promises are being lived out at schools today. After they air on ʻŌlelo, they will be posted to our video channel.
Vision Statement: Equity, Excellence & Innovation. Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto initiated the conversation around the next phase of strategic planning with this document, and followed it up with a column on the
Power to Change Hawai‘i for the Better.
Five promises announced at April 18 Board of Education meeting. Forward-focused (Phase I) feedback to be gathered through August 1 to inform an initial draft of the plan.
Draft plan released Sept. 5. Phase II feedback survey open through Sept. 20. "Stake in the ground” survey also launched to collect community commitments to help schools deliver on promises to students. Discussion phase begins on aligned benchmarks and metrics.
Decision phase on the promises, benchmarks and metrics, final draft delivered at end of year. Alignment of school/Complex Area Academic and Financial Plans and HIDOE Office Action Plans in preparation for implementation with 2020-2021 school year.
2030 Promise Plan presented to Board of Education for approval.
Community feedback was gathered from May 6 to August 1, 2019. Registered groups were supported with the following materials to host their own sessions. (Click here to download all resources in a .zip file.)
PREPARE FOR YOUR FEEDBACK SESSION
Review the resources below to help ground your work and maintain a forward-focused approach centered on promise delivery. We’ve built a
video playlist of some of the innovations under way at schools now to provide some context for the learning environments you may want to see in your own community; more can be found on our
Bright Spots map. Share these prior to your session if you think they will be helpful. Review the facilitator guide and script in advance to familiarize yourself.
VISION STATEMENT | COLUMN FROM SUPT.
PROMOTE YOUR FEEDBACK SESSION
Now that you’ve determined a date, time and location for your session, let everyone know! Here are some resources to get you started.
SAMPLE INVITATION EMAIL |
PROMO FLYER |
SAMPLE SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS
HOST YOUR FEEDBACK SESSION
Great job: You've spread the word and you have stakeholders coming to your session. Everything you need to host an engaging meeting can be found here, from sign-in sheets to printable posters. In addition to the facilitator's guide, presentation & script, above, here are:
SIGN-IN SHEETS |
ACTIVITY POSTERS | FACILITATOR SMALL GROUP GUIDE
SUBMIT YOUR FEEDBACK
Congratulations! Thanks again for providing your insight. Your registered group will be given unique access to an input form accessible from any mobile or desktop device. We’d love to see you doing your work! Take a photo and post to the input form, or share to social media with
Feedback session media
View our gallery of feedback sessions on
Flickr. Engage with our educators and stakeholders at
MEDIA COVERAGE / COMMUNITY VOICES
ʻŌlelo Community Media series on the 2030 Promise Plan kicks off.
Civil Beat: DOE leadership starting work on new 10-year strategic plan.
- Supt. Kishimoto visits
Hawaii News Now Sunrise to talk about the 2030 Promise Plan and other work happening over the summer.
Hawaii News Now: Parents asked to share ideas on public education for the next 10 years.
Honolulu Star Advertiser: Report card coming up for Hawaii's public schools official.
Island Focus on ʻŌlelo Community Media with Lyla Berg.
"School bells ring, but why?" by Bobby Widhalm, state office teacher [VIEW]
News release, Community invited to provide input on Hawai'i DOE's next 10 years [VIEW]
"I AM HAWAI‘I'S PROMISE!"
The class of 2019 is ready to take on the world! Hear from them why they are Hawai‘i's Promise: