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Matayoshi statement on U.S. DOE visit

Hawaii 24/7 Staff

Federal officials have begun a four-day visit to decide if Hawaii’s Department of Education should receive $75 million in Race to the Top grant money.

Hawaii has been placed on high risk status and is in jeopardy of losing the grant money for unsatisfactory performance.

Federal education officials are visiting March 27-30 to see if the state has made the necessary improvements.

State DOE superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi issued the following statement:

“We are excited to have the U.S. Department of Education here in Hawaii to conduct their on-site visit. We have clear and compelling evidence to show the federal review team.

“Since the U.S. DOE’s last visit in June 2011, Hawaii has made significant progress on all of the ongoing projects in our Race to the Top initiatives.

“We will move forward with our plans to transform Hawaii’s public education system.

“We remain committed to our mission that every child graduates college- and career-ready.”

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