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Duncan praises state’s education leadership

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii’s public schools can be a model for the nation, according to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who visited two schools Tuesday before returning to Washington, D.C. Duncan, Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Schools Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi spoke with media in reflecting on the progress made during the last three years based on […]

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‘Race to the Top’ progress shows growth

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Education is receiving high praise from the U.S. Department of Education for its efforts in implementing key reforms such as the Educator Effectiveness System, professional development on the Hawaii Common Core and work to support its most needy schools. “Over the last few years, we have seen Race to […]

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DOE cleared from ‘Race to the Top’ high-risk status

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii State Department of Education has received notification from the U.S. Department of Education that its Race to the Top (RTTT) grant is no longer considered “high-risk” and is in good standing. “This is great news that validates the good work that’s been done by the teachers, educational leaders and our community […]

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Gabbard visits Big Isle school

MEDIA RELEASE Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard continued her week of Hawaii meetings with a visit Tuesday to Hawaii Island. She spent the morning learning about the progress two local “Race to the Top” schools have made, including stops at Keaau Elementary and High School. The elementary school has met its yearly progress benchmark for the 2011-2012 […]

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Race to the Top ‘high risk’ status partially removed

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Education’s is off of Race to the Top (RTTT) “high-risk” status for its work on standards, assessments, and data system development and use. The U.S. Department of Education notified state education officials late Friday about the change followed by an official letter to Gov. Neil Abercrombie. “This is excellent […]

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Two-year Race to the Top ‘has shown promising growth’

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) has released its two-year report on the 12 Race to the Top (RTTT) grantees, which includes Hawaii. The report covers the progress made through August 2012. The state Department of Education (HIDOE) received recognition for a number of major accomplishments over that time period in the following […]

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Lammerman on teacher contract

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DOE releases two-year Race to the Top report

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Education (DOE) has made significant progress in its Race to the Top (RTTT) goals, according to several notable accomplishments highlighted in the two-year report. Hawaii has completed more than 90 percent of its RTTT grant deliverables in the past 24 months. “The significant strides in this Hawaii Race to […]

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Hawaii picks up national energy savings award

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) State Energy Office took home a top award on behalf of the State of Hawaii in the 2012 “Race to the Top” energy savings per capita competition, recently presented by Energy Services Coalition (ESC) in Nashville, Tenn. The ESC “Race to the Top” ranks […]

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DOE launches alternative administrator certification program

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE), in collaboration with Chaminade University, announces the launch of a new program aimed at creating an alternative pathway to certification for school administrators. The Alternative Certification for School Administrator Program is funded by the state’s Race to the Top initiative, and provides exceptional applicants with high […]

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Abercrombie statement on Race to the Top status

Abercrombie statement on Race to the Top status

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Department of Education has acknowledged the progress that the State of Hawaii has made in its Race to the Top plan. The DOE also informed Gov. Neil Abercrombie that Hawaii has met the Scope of Work and budget conditions and will therefore remove Hawaii from cost reimbursement status. In light of […]

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Matayoshi statement on U.S. DOE visit

Matayoshi statement on U.S. DOE visit

Hawaii 24/7 Staff Federal officials have begun a four-day visit to decide if Hawaii’s Department of Education should receive $75 million in Race to the Top grant money. Hawaii has been placed on high risk status and is in jeopardy of losing the grant money for unsatisfactory performance. Federal education officials are visiting March 27-30 […]

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