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Department of Education releases strategic plan (updated) DOE News Release
The Strategic Plan: · Reflects a DOE and BOE commitment to Hawaii's students. It recognizes that this is a critical time for students, parents, teachers, all DOE staff, and community partners coming together to transform public education in Hawaii. · Explains what the DOE will do to ensure students can reach their fullest potential and attain their aspirations in the face of 21st century opportunities and challenges. · Commits to supporting and nurturing safe schools, increasing technology resources, building stronger partnerships to support student learning, and promoting a broad-based education that supports the whole student and closes achievement gaps. · Outlines well-defined student success indicators such as attendance, retention, graduation, and college-going rates.
The plan isn't yet online; we'll link to it when it's available. The draft is available here (PDF).
Finalists announced for Honolulu Community College chancellor Pacific Business News
The candidates are: • Edward T. Knudson, former executive vice president of student learning at Moorpark College in California; • Erika L. Lacro, vice chancellor of academic affairs at Honolulu Community College; • Rafe Trickey, vice president of planning and institutional development at the College of the Marshall Islands.
Kauai schools closed due to rain, flooding Department of Education Kapa‘a, Kilauea, and Hanalei schools closed Tuesday Library system website gets an overhaul Hawaii 24/7 The new state library website includes 'fuzzy logic,' and a search engine that explores library holdings, ebooks, digital audio books, music holdings, and more.
Big Island principal abruptly leaves; community organizes to bring him back
Ikaika M Hussey
Education: Hawaii struggles in its Race to the Top
Lack of oversight failing Hawaii’s charter school students
North Shore community proposes charter school for 100 students
Jade Eckardt
Officials seek anti-bullying plan for every Hawaii school
Deconstructing education in a time of global crisis
Lyla Berg
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