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