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Feds notice improvement by state DOE

By Nanea Kalani

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 12, 2013

~~<p>Federal education officials have partially lifted the &quot;high-risk&quot; status of Hawaii's $75 million Race to the Top grant, citing &quot;substantial progress&quot; in two so-called assurance areas of the state's sweeping school reform plan.</p>
<p>&quot;This is a turning point for us as we continue our strategic transformation in our public schools,&quot; Hawaii Department of Education Superintendent Kathryn Mata&shy;yo&shy;shi said in a statement Monday. &quot;The progress being made gives us great hope that federal officials will acknowledge the improvements being made in the other areas of the grant.&quot;</p>
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Federal education officials have partially lifted the "high-risk" status of Hawaii's $75 million Race to the Top grant, citing "substantial progress" in two so-called assurance areas of the state's sweeping school reform plan.

"This is a turning point for us as we continue our strategic transformation in our public schools," Hawaii Department of Education Superintendent Kathryn Mata­yo­shi said in a statement Monday. "The progress being made gives us great hope that federal officials will acknowledge the improvements being made in the other areas of the grant." Login for more...



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