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DOE: One Week Left for Strategic Plan Input

May 24, 2016, 11:30 AM HST
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Input from the public on the state educational system’s Strategic Plan for the next three years is still being accepted.

The Hawai’i State Department of Education said on Tuesday that there is one week left to provide input.

“In the past three weeks, we have received more than 730 completed surveys providing input on what the education experience should look like for our public school students, and we’re looking for more feedback before the May 31 deadline,” said Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi. “This is an important opportunity for teachers, parents, students and community members to share their thoughts and make an impact on thousands of students.”

Feedback is being accepted through an online survey. Questions included in the survey are the following:

  • Given your understanding of HIDOE’s vision, mission, and values, how would you define “student success”?
  • What innovative practices, programs, or approaches best prepare students to become college, career, and community ready?
  • What promising practices, programs, or approaches could specifically support struggling students in setting and reaching their college, career, and community ready goals?
  • What school or community programs or efforts effectively support students in achieving their college, career, and community goals?

In addition, the DOE is using the surveys to take into account the passing of a new federal law, Every Student Succeeds Act, which allows states to direct their own education strategies to support the state’s goals. Several federal requirements tied to funding remain in place.

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