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Governor:David Ige  
Superintendent:Kathryn Matayoshi
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:186,825
Number of school districts:1
Number of public schools:288
Number of public school teachers:11,781
Unadjusted education spending per student:$11,823
Percent minority students:86.1%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:50.5%
Percent of students with disabilities:10.3%
Percent of English-language learners:8.5%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:38.3%
8th grade math:30.0%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:29.1%
8th grade reading:25.7%

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August 24, 2016 – Education Week
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February 17, 2016 – Education Week
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January 7, 2016 – Quality Counts
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June 4, 2015 – Education Week
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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 11, 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 11, 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 11, 2013 – Education Week

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