Partnerships for Education
Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education teams the DOE with the state’s Executive Office on Early Learning and the University of Hawaii system to strengthen the educational pipeline from early childhood through higher ed, with the goal to help all students achieve college, career and community readiness. P-20 partners work together to improve Hawai‘i's educational outcomes so more residents are prepared for and thrive in a global economy.
Hawaii P-20 partners work together to improve Hawai‘i's educational outcomes so more residents are prepared for and thrive in a global economy. Hawaii P-20 seeks to achieve this by:
- Having all children reading at grade level by third grade
- Strengthening the rigor of the high school curriculum
- Increasing student access to and success in college
- Facilitating program and policy development based upon research and data
Hawaii P-20 manages the comprehensive data sets and dashboards at Hawai Data Exchange Partnership (Hawaii DXP) to increase transparency and conversations around educational outcomes. Hawaii P-20 also supports the following programs and campaigns.
- 55 BY '25 CAMPAIGN
An overarching goal of Hawaii P-20 is for 55 percent of Hawaii's working-age adults to have a 2- or 4-year college degree by the year 2025.
- GEAR UP HAWAII
GEAR UP is a federal program funded by the U.S. Department of Education whose mission is to significantly increase the number of low-income middle and high school students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. In 2018, it was awarded more than $39 million in federal grants to help increase the number of low-income middle and high school students statewide who succeed in college through GEAR UP.
- CORE TO COLLEGE
Core to College aims to foster alignment and collaboration between K-12 and higher ed to improve readiness for college and career, and increase the number of students who continue on to postsecondary education. Hawaii is one of 12 states to receive the Core to College grant, which is funded by the Lumina Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
- HAWAII DXP
The Hawai'i Data eXchange Partnership, or Hawai'i DXP, is a statewide cross-agency, longitudinal data system that links information from infancy through early learning, K-12 and postsecondary education, and into the workforce.