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HE`E Planning Meeting, March 12, 2019, 9-11am

HE`E Planning Meeting, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 9:00-11:00am, The Learning Coalition, 
841 Bishop Street, Suite 301. (Validated Parking at Harbor Court Parking Garage, 66 Queen Street. See map here.) 
Please join us for an update on education legislation for the 2019 session. Please RSVP to cheri@heecoalition.org if you can make it. 

Join the Conversation with Geoffrey Canada, 3/11/2019 5:00-6:30pm, Neal S. Blaisdell Center

The Harold K.L Castle Foundation, Hawai`i Community Foundation, Daniel K. Inouye Institute, Hawai`i Pacific Health and Kamehameha Schools is sponsoring “Leveling the Playing Field, Helping Poor Children to Succeed: A Conversation with Geoffrey Canada,” founder of the Harlem Children’s Zone. Mr. Canada’s Bio is here.
The event will be held on Monday, March 11, 2019 from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center – Pikake Room, 777 Ward Avenue,  Honolulu, Hawai`i(View Map).  Validated parking will be provided and refreshments will follow the event.
Please join this exciting conversation by clicking on the registration link below.  Please also feel free to forward to your respective networks.
RSVP by March 8, 2019.

HE`E Planning Meeting 2/12/2019

HE`E Planning Meeting, Tuesday, February 12, 2019 9:00-11:00am, The Learning Coalition, 
841 Bishop Street, Suite 301. (Validated Parking at Harbor Court Parking Garage, 66 Queen Street. See map here.) 
Please join us for a discussion on education legislation for the 2019 session. This year the legislature has changed its format by allowing the committees to have a more of a hands on roll on their subject matter budgets. 

HE`E Planning Meeting 1/8/2019

HE`E Planning Meeting, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 9:00-11:00am, The Learning Coalition, 
841 Bishop Street, Suite 301. (Validated Parking at Harbor Court Parking Garage, 66 Queen Street. See map here.) 

Please join us for a presentation by Teach For America (TFA) – Hawai’i. TFA is a diverse network of leaders who confront educational inequity through teaching and work with unwavering commitment from every sector of society to create a nation free from this injustice. Jill Baldemor, executive director and Josh Heimowitz, managing director of external affairs will join us to share updates on the TFA work, impacts, challenges and current priorities here in Hawai’i.

HE`E Planning Meeting, 12/11/18, 9:00-11:00am

HE`E Planning Meeting, Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 9:00-11:00am, The Learning Coalition, 
841 Bishop Street, Suite 301. (Validated Parking at Harbor Court Parking Garage, 66 Queen Street. See map here.)  

We are pleased to welcome staff from the DOE to present an update on their School-Based Medicaid Program. HE`E has also been participating in SCR81, a Senate Concurrent Resolution that requests the establishment of a working group to examine how the DOE can maximize Medicaid reimbursement for support services offered to eligible students during school hours. Please see the link to the DOE School-Based Medicaid presentation here. Please join us for this informative discussion! From 9:00-10:00am, we will have member announcements and an update on HE`E business. From 10:00-11:00am we will have the presentation from the DOE.

HE`E Planning Meeting, 10/9/2018, 9:00-11:00am

HE`E Planning Meeting, Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 9:00-11:00am, The Learning Coalition,
841 Bishop Street, Suite 301. (Validated Parking at Harbor Court Parking Garage, 66 Queen Street. See map here.)  

The September 16, 2018 Star Advertiser Insights column provided two views on the Education Funding Constitutional Amendment Ballot; a “Yes” commentary by HSTA’s President Corey Rosenlee, and a “No”commentary by Ray L’Heureux, former Assistant Superintendent of the Department of Education, and Randall Roth, Professor Emeritus of Law at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa. In order to provide a balanced view on the measure, we would like to present both views at the next HE`E Meeting on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.

Along with HSTA’s Government Relations Specialist Mitzie Higa to speak in support, we have also invited former Assistant Superintendent Ray L’Heureux to speak in opposition of the measure. The structure of the meeting will be as follows:

9:00-9:30 Ray L’Heureux
9:30-9:40 Break
9:45-10:15 Mitzie Higa
10:15-10:25 Break
10:30-11:00 HE`E Group Discussion

HE`E Planning Meeting 9/11/2018 9:00-11:00am

HEʻE Planning Meeting, Tuesday, September 11, 2018 from 9:00-11:00am, The Learning Coalition, 841 Bishop Street, Suite 301. (Validated Parking at Harbor Court Parking Garage, 66 Queen Street. See map here.
We plan to have a presentation from the Executive Office on Early Learning (EOEL) on an update of the Public Pre-Kindergarten Program and the status on the work of the EOEL Office. Please save the date!

HE`E Planning Meeting, 07/10/2018, 9:00-11:00am

HEʻE Planning Meeting, Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 9:00-11:00am at The Learning Coalition (Validated Parking at Harbor Court Parking Garage, 66 Queen Street. See map here.

HE`E is pleased to have the Education Institute of Hawaii (EIH) present about their financial analysis tool at the July 10 Planning Meeting. EIH is partnering with EduAnalytics, LLC, a consulting and professional services practice specializing in finance and technology.  EIH has recently requested data from the HIDOE to support a  demonstration pilot using the financial tool that puts financial analysis into the hands of front-line decision-makers to enhance transparency and public engagement.

HE`E Planning Meeting, 6/12/2018, 9:00-11:00am

HEʻE Planning Meeting, Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 9:00-11:00am at The Learning Coalition (Validated Parking at Harbor Court Parking Garage, 66 Queen Street. See map here.
Please join us for a wrap up of the legislative sesssion as well as a discussion on current policy items.

HE`E Planning Meeting 5/7/2018 9:00-11:00am

HEʻE Planning Meeting, *Monday, May 7, 2018 from 9:00-11:00am at The Learning Coalition (Validated Parking at Harbor Court Parking Garage, 66 Queen Street. See map here.)  

 *Please note that the meeting day is different from the second Tuesday, the normally scheduled day.
The HIDOE Civil Rights Compliance Office (CRCO) is seeking input on rules governing HIDOE civil rights investigations. Please join us for the opportunity to provide feedback!

One of CRCO’s primary functions is to ensure the safety of DOE students from conduct based on their protected class status (such as gender, race, or disability, among others). Over the summer and fall, the HIDOE will be updating the administrative rules that govern the processes relating to this type of conduct. This will include revisions to Chapter 41 (Civil Rights Policy and Complaint Procedure) and Chapter 19

(Student Misconduct and Discipline, School Searches and Seizures, Reporting Offenses, Police Interviews and Arrests, and Restitution for Vandalism)

Having just finalized their proposed changes to the administrative rules, HIDOE thinks it is important to get feedback on them from the community before they submit them to first the HIDOE Board of Education, and then the Hawaii Governor for their consideration. We would like to invite you for a small group discussion regarding this issue.

Input we receive will be presented to the Superintendent for her consideration and potentially incorporated into the proposed administrative rules.

 

 

HE`E Planning Meeting 4/10/2018, 9:00-11:00am

HEʻE Planning Meeting, Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 9:00-11:00am at The Learning Coalition (Validated Parking at Harbor Court Parking Garage, 66 Queen Street. See map here.)   

We are pleased to welcome HIDOE’s Computer Science Team to provide an update on the latest statewide Computer Science initiatives and upcoming activities.  We will get a glimpse of the hands on activities that go on in the classroom, understand the computer science standards and learn about the computer science action plan. The DOE Team will be bringing devices to the meeting so please RSVP to cheri@heecolatition.org if you can make it! 

HE`E Planning Meeting 3/15/2018, 9:00-11:00am

HEʻE Planning Meeting, Tuesday March 13, 2018 from 9:00-11:00am at The Learning Coalition 
(Validated Parking at Harbor Court Parking Garage, 66 Queen Street. See map here.)   
We will continue to review legislation that the Coalition is following at this Planning Meeting. Please join us!

 

HE`E Planning Meeting 2/13/2018 9:00-11:00am

HEʻE Planning Meeting, Tuesday February 13, 2018 from 9:00-11:00am at The Learning Coalition 
(Validated Parking at Harbor Court Parking Garage, 66 Queen Street. See map here.)   
We will review legislation that the Coalition is following at this Planning Meeting. Please join us!

HE`E Planning Meeting 1/9/2018 9:00-11:00am

HEʻE Planning Meeting, Tuesday January 9, 2018 from 9:00-11:00am at The Learning Coalition 
(Validated Parking at Harbor Court Parking Garage, 66 Queen Street. See map here.)   
HE`E is pleased to have HIDOE Senior Assistant Superintendent and Chief Financial Officer Amy Kunz present the DOE Supplemental Budget for 2018-2019.  Please join us for this informative discussion!

HE`E Planning Meeting, 12/12/2017 9:00-11:00am

HEʻE Planning Meeting, Tuesday December 12, 2017 from 9:00-11:00am at The Learning Coalition (Validated Parking at Harbor Court Parking Garage, 66 Queen Street. See map here.)   
HE`E is pleased to have Mitzie Higa, HSTA’s Leeward State Director, present on HSTA’s legislative priorities.  Please join us for this informative discussion! Please RSVP to cheri@heecoalition.org if you can make it.

HE`E Planning Meeting 11/14/2017 9:00-11:00am

HEʻE Planning Meeting, Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 9:00-11:00am at The Learning Coalition (Validated Parking at Harbor Court Parking Garage, 66 Queen Street. See map here.)   
HSTA President Corey Rosenlee will not be able to make it for the November 14th meeting. However, HSTA’s Mitzie Higa will present HSTA’s legislative priorities at the next HEʻE Planning Meeting on December 12, 2017. For November, it will be an opportunity for the Coalition to have a discussion on legislative priorities and and chance to have members present their ideas.  Please join us!

 

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HE`E Planning Meeting, 10/10/2017, 9:00-11:00am

HEʻE Planning Meeting, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 9:00-11:00am at The Learning Coalition (Validated Parking at Harbor Court Parking Garage, 66 Queen Street. See map here.)   

HE`E is please to welcome Jeannine Souki, executive director of the Hawaii Public Charter Schools Network (HPCSN) to discuss their project on sharing school innovations and practices gathered throughout the state. The website on these innovations at this link here.

We also welcome Lydi Morgan Bernal, Coordinator for the Hawai’i Farm to School and School Garden Hui to learn more about the Hui and the statewide farm to school movement. Please RSVP at cheri@heecoalition.org if you can make it!  

HEʻE Planning Meeting, 9/12/2017, 9:00-11:00am

HEʻE Planning Meeting, Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 9:00-11:00am at The Learning Coalition (Validated Parking at Harbor Court Parking Garage, 66 Queen Street. See map here.)   HEʻE would like to welcome David Miyashiro, Executive Director of HawaiiKidsCAN, a locally-led advocacy non-profit organization committed to ensuring every student in our community has access to an excellent education. David will be introducing HawaiiKidsCan at the Planning Meeting. In addition, we are pleased to have Education Incubator in partnership with Hawaii Green Growth facilitate a 30-45 minute focus group for the development of Aloha + Statewide Goals for green workforce and education.  Questions will focus on the intersections between green workforce, education, and overall community resiliency and sustainability.

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HEʻE Planning Meeting 8/8/2017, 9:00-11:00am

HEʻE Planning Meeting, Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 9:00-11:00am at The Learning Coalition (Validated Parking at Harbor Court Parking Garage, 66 Queen Street. See map here.)   
HEʻE is pleased to have Stephen Schatz, Executive Director of Hawaiʻi P-20 Partnership for Education, present their new strategic plan framework. Hawaiʻi P-20 is a statewide partnership led by the Executive Office on Early Learning, the Hawai’i State Department of Education and the University of Hawai’i System works to strengthen the education pipeline from early childhood through higher education so that all students achieve college and career success. Please join us for this informative presentation! Please RSVP to cheri@heecoalition.org if you can make it!

Planning Meeting 7/11/2017 9:00-11:00am

HEʻE Planning Meeting, Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 9:00-11:00am at The Learning Coalition (Validated Parking at Harbor Court Parking Garage, 66 Queen Street. See map here.)   
 
Mahalo to those who came to the June 13, 2017 Planning Meeting and participated in a robust discussion about the School Report Card and the State’s Consolidated Plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (“ESSA”).  HEʻE submitted testimony in support of the Stateʻs Plan, which is listed here. The Board of Education voted to approve the ESSA Plan at the June 20, 2017 General Business Meeting.  Because we were focused on the School Report Card and the ESSA Plan at the June 13 Planning Meeting, we did not have time to discuss HEʻE’s website. Therefore, we would like to have a dialogue at the July 11, 2017 Planning Meeting about updating our website to reflect our work now. Please review the following websites of national advocacy organizations to see if we may get some ideas. Stand for Children, stand.org is an organization whose mission is to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, college or career training. Alliance for Excellent Education, http://all4ed.org/about/ is a group whose mission is to make every child graduate. Please contact cheri@heecoalition.org. if you can make it!