He'e Coalition

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Hui for Excellence in Education, or “HE’E,” is a statewide coalition of diverse stakeholders committed to working collaboratively to identify opportunities to improve public education in Hawai‘i. HE‘E promotes a child-centered and strength-based public education system in which families, communities and schools are valued and empowered to help every student succeed. HE‘E works to bring diverse stakeholders together to harness collective energy, share resources, and identify opportunities for progressive action in education.

HE‘E was formed in May 2010 by parents and community members who stood up and said “no” to school furloughs and “yes” to re-establishing education as a public priority.

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HE`E Planning Meeting, August 13, 2019 9:00-11:00am

HE`E Planning Meeting, Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 9:00-11:00am,  Impact Hub, 1050 Queen St Suite 100, Honolulu, HI 96814
We are pleased to have a presentation on AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) at our next HE`E Planning Meeting. AVID is a nonprofit that changes lives by helping schools shift to a more equitable, student-centered approach to teaching and learning. Nationwide, AVID trains 80,000 educators annually to close the opportunity gap, so we can prepare all students for college, careers, and life. In Hawaii AVID partners with 110 public schools and trains 500+ educators at our Hawaii summer training. AVID also provides complex area and site based professional learning opportunities.

Annette Murray is the AVID Hawaii Program Manager and will be leading the presentation. She lives in Kaneohe with her husband and twins, who attend public school. She has worked in K-12.

Parking is available at neighboring parking lots (Whole Foods and Ward Village Shops parking lots). In addition, Impact Hub HNL parking is located on Kawaiahao behind the main entrance on Queen Street. Parking is available M-F from 6am-8:30pm. After you park, walk toward Queen St., enter through the “Commercial Plaza” entrance, and take the elevator to the first floor. Validated parking will be provided.
Please RSVP at cheri@heecoalition.org if you can make it! 

HE`E Planning Meeting July 9, 2019, 9:00-11:00am

HE`E Planning Meeting, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 9:00-11:00am,  Halau `Inana Collaborative Space,
2438 S Beretania St, Honolulu, HI 96826 
Please join us for our Planning Meeting on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at the Halau `Inana Collaborative Space, 2438 S Beretania St. HE`E is please to have Margaret Higa from the International Dyslexia Association Hawai`i Branch (HIDA) to give a presentation about the organization.

HIDA also has an upcoming workshop featuring clinician, developmental cognitive neuroscientist and educator Joanna Christodoulou, EdD. Please see flyer here

“The Reading Brain: Development, Difficulties and Intervention”
Saturday August 10, 2019, 9 am-3 pm
Workshop will be held at HawaiiUSA Credit Union (1226 College Walk near A’ala Park)
More info/register:  https://hida0810.eventbrite.com
Free Parking Options at Hālau ʻĪnana: There are six dedicated stalls to the front of the location that can fit up to 11 vehicles if cars are parked in tandem. Additional street parking is available near Teddy’s Bigger Burgers or across the street at Mōʻili’ili Park.
Please RSVP to cheri@heecoalition.org if you can make it.

HE`E Planning Meeting June 11, 2019 9:00-11:00am

HE`E Planning Meeting, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 9:00-11:00am,  Parents and Children Together, 1485 Linapuni Street, Suite 105, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
Please join us for our June Planning Meeting on Tuesday, June 11, at the office at HE`E Member Parents and Children Together (PACT), 1485 Linapuni Street, Suite 105, Honolulu, HI  96819.  Map to PACT at this link here. Parking is available. Mahalo to PACT for hosting our meeting!


On May 14th, HE`E members were able to meet with HIDOE’s State Superintendent, Dr. Christina Kishimoto and her team, discussing the Department’s next 10-year Strategic Plan. We want to thank the Superintendent and her team for allowing us the opportunity to provide feedback on the plan. We will recap the May 14 meeting the HE`E Planning Meeting. Please RSVP to cheri@heecoalition.org if you can make it.

 
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