Duke Aiona praises Hawai`i's selection for Race to the Top funds
HONOLULU - Lt. Governor Duke Aiona today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Education’s announcement that Hawai`i will receive second-round Race to the Top funding:
“Our success in the second-round of Race to the Top competitive federal grants speaks to the collaborative effort we’ve made to achieve significant improvements in our public education system.
“Hawai`i’s selection is the result of a shared commitment among our Administration, the Hawai`i Department of Education, non-profit organizations, legislators and community leaders.
“We outlined an ambitious vision and long-overdue public education reform goals for our state, which included assisting struggling schools, improving school performance from kindergarten to college, and ensuring that all of our students are equipped and prepared to enter both college and the working environment.
“This is an historic opportunity, and we must continue to work together to implement the reforms necessary to cultivate a brighter future for our young people.”