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Governor’s ESSA team formed, sets July 9 public summit

Posted on May 26, 2016 in Main

ESSA update

ESSAGov. David Ige has named the members of his ESSA team — a group of community volunteers who will help develop a “blueprint” for Hawai‘i public schools consistent with the new federal law that gives states more authority over public education. (See the governor’s website for full list of names.)

The group will work with the state’s Department of Education as the DOE reviews its  strategic plan to align with the new Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA.

Already scheduled is  an “Education Summit” Saturday, July 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hawai‘i Convention Center to allow the public to participate, the governor said.

The day will include national speakers on ESSA and sessions to encourage feedback on proposals. These will form the basis for follow-up town hall meetings throughout the state. For more details, check the ESSA section of


Photo: ESSA team members

Read more in our June issue.