Your input sought for 2016 review & extension
This year, the DOE and BOE are embarking on a review and extension of the Strategic Plan. To better realize the plan's three goals that are foundational to quality education, we will work with the community to understand progress, challenges and lessons learned during the past five years, and take advantage of opportunities to develop new strategies to support student success.
During the past five years, the Strategic Plan has enabled progress: chronic absenteeism has dropped, students are taking more challenging courses (Advanced Placement, Early College), and college enrollment is up. But we need to graduate more students, and too few of our students with high needs are achieving at high levels.
Learn more about the plan and outreach effort here. Thank you for your participation and guidance in this effort to support quality education for all students.
DOE leaders are collecting input via public comment at
BOE meetings, and targeted meetings with stakeholder groups — teachers, students, charter schools, business community, philanthropy, unions, legislators, and others. Your voice is critical — take the
online survey (until May 31) at our community conversation blog, where you can also post your ideas on how to support student success. Pictured: Feedback gathered at the final 2016 Hawaii State Student Council meeting. You can sign up for email updates from the Strategic Plan team
April - June: Statewide focus groups, interviews, online survey, and broad commuinty input to define student success and how to support it.
June: Draft of Key Concepts.
July - October: DOE, BOE and community meetings to ensure state strategies support the updated definition of student success, school and community innovations, professional development, leadership and more.
December: Strategic Plan review and extension complete.
What does high quality education look like? What is student success, and how can we support that? We're asking students, teachers, and stakeholders as we update the state's Strategic Plan. Visit the community conversation blog at hiqualityed.tumblr.com and join the conversation at
We encourage you to organize your own focus group to gather feedback on the Strategic Plan review. Resources for various audiences:
In the news
- Hawaii News Now: BOE/DOE seek input about strategic education plan [VIEW]
- KHON: Department of Education asks for public input to improve schools [VIEW]
- Civil Beat: All voices matter in defining student success in Hawaii [VIEW]
- Hawaii News Now: Local Connection, with Asst. Supt. Tammi Chun [VIEW]
- Hawaii Public Radio, The Conversation (starts at 29:13) [LISTEN]
- Education Week, Teacher Blog: Placing students and families in the conversation [VIEW]