Advancing Education


Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Answers to common questions about the federal reauthorization law, implemented in 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 high quality learning for all students.
StriveHI Performance System Performance SystemCustomized rewards and supports to ensure students and schools make educational gains.
Milestones in Transformation in TransformationAn overview of the successes since ambitious reform was launched in 2010.


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The Department's primary publication featuring successes across our public schools.

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