Governor Ige knows investing in Hawaiʻi's most important resource - its people - will build a thriving and innovative economy
Worked with more than 3,000 educators and community members statewide to complete the Blueprint for Public Education plan to improve the quality of instruction and retain more qualified teachers.
Hired new K-12 Superintendent with a record of closing student achievement gaps.
Cooled 1,300 classrooms, exceeded the administration's original goal.
Successfully negotiated new teachers contract that ensures educators are compensated fairly.
Expanded the Early College program so Hawaiʻi public high school students can take courses to earn high school and college credits.
Expanded campuses and offering a wider curriculum at UH West Oʻahu and Pālamanui in Kona, Hawaiʻi.
Created “Hawaiʻi’s Promise” program with the University of Hawaiʻi Community College provides financial assistance for low-income community college students to pay for tuition, books, supplies and transportation costs. Hawaiʻi's Promise was created to eliminate the cost of college as a barrier to higher education.
Fought to keep sexual assault protections on college campuses in place after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos threatened rollbacks to these policies.
Supported the development of the new STEM Education Building at Waimea Middle School, offering a new educational approach that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics.
Recognized for bringing the CyberStart pilot program to students for job