Strategic Plan Update: June 8, 2016


​One in a series of updates about the Strategic Plan review and extension process.

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JUNE 8, 2016

Mahalo nui loa!
We extend a huge mahalo to all the hosts and attendees of 108 focus groups about student success during this first phase of engagement on the DOE/BOE Strategic Plan review and extension.

We are also grateful to the 1,224 individuals (update Jun. 29 to 1,429) who shared their perspectives through the online survey and to the many organizations and community leaders who assisted by encouraging participation. In August, we will share the report on community aspirations and definitions of student success, as identified from the feedback received from students, parents, educators, and community members.

While we synthesize the results of our outreach, we want to encourage everyone to continue the conversation. Please submit your photos and ideas about supporting student success to social media using #HIQualityEd, or to the Community Conversation blog. Pictured: Teachers at the 2016 AVID Summer Institute in Honolulu yesterday.

Strategic Plan and ESSA
The greatest opportunity afforded by the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is to shape the state ESSA plan based on community vision for student success. The feedback we receive for the Strategic Plan review will also be used for the state's ESSA plan, which will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education in early 2017.

Governor Ige formed an ESSA Task Force to further explore opportunities under ESSA. The Governor's ESSA Task Force is planning a July 9 summit — register here — and town hall meetings. All summaries from the Governor's ESSA Task Force that are submitted to the DOE and BOE this year will be added to community feedback in the development of the Strategic Plan and the state's ESSA plan.

LEARN MORE ABOUT ESSA: View the DOE's video, fact sheet and FAQs that have been shared with the legislature, employees, and the BOE.

Contact Information

Communications Branch

Phone: (808) 784-6200



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