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ERIC Number: ED529316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan-10
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Race to the Top. Hawaii Report. Year 1: School Year 2010-2011. [State-Specific Summary Report]
US Department of Education
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Hawaii's Year 1 Race to the Top implementation, highlighting successes and accomplishments, identifying challenges, and providing lessons learned from implementation to date. This past year, Hawaii significantly improved collaboration among the Governor's Office, the HIDOE (Hawaii Department of Education), the State Board of Education, and Complex Areas in terms of planning, oversight, policy development, and public communications related to its Race to the Top efforts. The State has filled all key positions within the core HIDOE leadership team. Additionally, community partners have been supportive of and engaged in Race to the Top efforts, resulting in increased local philanthropic support for the Race to the Top reform agenda. The State also made progress in its statewide longitudinal data system (SLDS) by creating a Data Governance Office, providing access to principals, and planning for next steps. In Year 1, Hawaii did not meet major milestones across its approved Race to the Top plan. Hawaii focused on capacity building and filling key leadership positions. The State faced difficulties hiring qualified staff in a timely manner, and although leadership positions are now filled, hiring of key Race to the Top staff was not complete until the fall of 2011. In addition, Hawaii experienced challenges arising from transitions within State government as the State was beginning to implement its Race to the Top reforms, although commitment to the reforms remains strong. Hawaii elected a new Governor in November 2010, and in April 2011, the Board of Education transitioned from an elected to an appointed board. Moreover, the inability of the State and Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) to reach an agreement on several elements of the reform agenda related to Race to the Top resulted in timeline delays and proposed changes in approach, especially within the Zones of School of Innovation (ZSI) that are piloting critical initiatives. Hawaii faced challenges implementing its Race to the Top reforms in Year 1. The reorganization of the HIDOE to ensure a focus on student outcomes throughout the State will be completed in December 2011, one year later than the original deadline. In addition, the State has proposed to move forward with an informal teacher and leader evaluation system in January 2012. The State submitted many amendments to its Scope of Work for the Department's consideration to realign timelines and implementation strategies for all Race to the Top projects. A glossary is included. (Contains 7 footnotes.) [For the full report, "Race to the Top. Hawaii. State-Reported APR: Year One," see ED529315. For "Race to the Top Annual Performance Report," see ED529267.]
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009; Race to the Top