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Governor:Neil Abercrombie
Superintendent:Kathryn Matayoshi
Quality Counts state grade:C+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:179,601
Number of school districts:1
Number of public schools:289
Number of public school teachers:11,396
Unadjusted education spending per student:$11,714
Percent minority students:85.5%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:46.8%
Percent of students with disabilities:11.0%
Percent of English-language learners:10.6%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:46.0%
8th grade math:32.3%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:29.8%
8th grade reading:28.4%

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After winning a $75 million Race to the Top grant in 2010, Hawaii made significant gains on the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
December 10, 2013 - Education Week
Once in danger of losing its $75 million federal grant, Hawaii is using its Race to the Top money in a way that has converted even some critics.
December 10, 2013 - Education Week
Keaau Elementary School in Hawaii used its status as a Race to the Top "zone of innovation" school to raise money to give each student a computer.
December 10, 2013 - Education Week
At Kanoelani Elementary, a 785-student school in Waipio on the island of Oahu, the common core is being integrated into a school that prides itself on a cohesive approach to learning across grade levels.
December 10, 2013 - Education Week
At Keaau High School on Hawaii's "Big Island," the principal utilized federal Race to the Top money to help turn around a low-performing school.
December 10, 2013 - Education Week
Teacher evaluation proves among the toughest issues as Hawaii seeks to put its $75 million Race to the Top grant into effect.
December 13, 2011 - Education Week
The hybrid charter school, which offers a blend of face-to-face and online instruction, has quadrupled its enrollment in two years.
June 2, 2011 - Education Week

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