Governor Ige knows investing in Hawaiʻi's most important resource - its people - will build a thriving and innovative economy
Improving the classroom experience. 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.
Making sure all students succeed. Hired new K-12 Superintendent with a record of closing student achievement gaps.
Making classrooms more comfortable. Cooled 1,300 classrooms, exceeded the administration's original goal.
Ensuring teachers get their fair share. Successfully negotiated new teachers contract that ensures educators are compensated fairly.
Giving students a head start. Expanded the Early College program so Hawaiʻipublic high school students can take courses to earn high school and college credits.
Creating more education options. Expanded campuses and offering a wider curriculum at UH West Oʻahu and Pālamanui in Kona, Hawaiʻi.
Creating “Hawaiʻi’s Promise” program with the University of HawaiʻiCommunity College. This program 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.
Protecting our students. Fought to keep sexual assault protections on college campuses in place after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos threatened rollbacks to these policies.
Ensuring students are competitive. 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.
Providing more opportunities for students. Recognized for bringing the CyberStart pilot program to students for job