Strategic Plan Update: Aug. 22, 2016


One in a series of email updates on the Strategic Plan review and extension process.


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AUGUST 22, 2016

Report lays foundation to boost student success
As a new school year begins, we are eager to share a summary report of the community input we received about how all of us in Hawaii can come together to support student success. From schools and classrooms to community organizations, parents, and employers, how do we ensure our keiki are empowered by their in-school and afterschool learning? How do we help them establish and achieve their aspirations for the future?

Please share the report with others in your circles — there is a mobile-friendly digital version and a printable report, depending on your needs. Our statewide listening tour has entered Phase II with BOE community meetings to hone objectives and strategies to support the report's community-driven definitions of student success. Meetings are listed below. Take a look at the Facebook galleries from the BOE community meetings held so far: in Waimea (Hawaii Island) and Wailuku. We look forward to your ongoing input and participation!

MEETING SCHEDULE (all meetings are 5-6:30 p.m.):
  • Tonight, Oahu: Kailua High School College & Career Center, 451 Ulumanu Drive, Kailua.
  • Aug. 31, Oahu: Manoa Public Library, 2716 Woodlawn Dr, Honolulu.
  • Sept. 1, Molokai: Kaunakakai Elementary School, 30 Ailoa St, Kaunakakai.
  • Sept. 14, Kauai: Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School, 4431 Nuhou Street, Lihue.
  • Sept. 15, Oahu: Waianae Public Library, 85-625 Farrington Hwy.
  • You can also attend regular Board of Education meetings in Honolulu for updates.
In the public sphere
  • The New Teachers Project named the Hawaii Department of Education as one of two examples nationally for including community voice in the state strategic plan and the corresponding plan to the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) for federal funding under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Read about it on page 5 of their report.
  • Read the media release and joint letter by Hawaii's Governor, Chair of the Board of Education, and the State Superintendent of Schools, asking for greater flexibility in the USDOE's ESSA regulations.

Contact Information

Communications Branch

Phone: (808) 784-6200


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