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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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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
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 11, 2013 – Education Week
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
Teacher evaluation proves among the toughest issues as Hawaii seeks to put its $75 million Race to the Top grant into effect.
December 14, 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 8, 2011 – Education Week

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