EDUCATION

Only with a serious focus on educating the next generation properly can Hawaii hope to find solutions to our most invasive challenges.

Hawaii Business Change Reports

Smart Innovations and Persistent Problems

This report on education does not try to be comprehensive. Staff Writer Noelle Fujii focuses on major issues in public education – the good and the bad – on smart innovations and ways forward, about key challenges and possible solutions. It concludes with a section on how you and your organizations can support our public schools. We welcome your feedback and suggestions on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram using the tag #hawaiiforchange.

Hawaii Community Foundation has partnered with Hawaii Business magazine to produce the CHANGE Reports.

The Data

The CHANGE framework is a curated set of statewide data that begins to identify the gaps where help in our community is needed, opportunities where help will do the most good, and areas where sustainable data need to be gathered. By working from a common set of sustainable data, our community can create shared goals and consistently and reliably track the progress of our collective efforts over time.

Access to Quality Early Childhood Education

Access to Quality Early Childhood Education

The data for this subsector is calculated through xxxx major indicators:

Access

  • HI State Baseline Data Point: 54% or 20,000 of 3- and 4-year-olds are not in nursery school, preschool, or kindergarten
  • Reference Data Point: U.S.: 52%
  • Source: American Community Survey (Kids Count) (2015 - 2017); Hawaii Early Childhood State Plan (2019 - 2024)

Quality

  • HI State Baseline Data Point: Under construction
  • Reference Data Point: Under construction
  • Source: Under construction

Success

  • HI State Baseline Data Point: 10.7% of kindergarten classes display ready-for-school characteristics
  • Reference Data Point: Not available
  • Source: Aloha United Way, Early Childhood Indicator Report (2015)
Success in School and High School Completion

Success in School and High School Completion

The data for this subsector is calculated through xxxx major indicators:

Access

  • HI State Baseline Data Point: 15% of students are chronically absent
  • Reference Data Point: Not available
  • Source: Hawaii State Department of Education, Strategic Plan Dynamic Report (2016 - 2017)

Quality

  • HI State Baseline Data Point: 73% of public school students felt positively about their school
  • Reference Data Point: Not available
  • Source: Hawaii State Department of Education, Strive HI Report (2018)

Success

  • HI State Baseline Data Point: Public school students who met the achievement standard in core subjects for their grade level:
    English language arts/literacy: 53% of 3rd graders; 55% of 8th graders
    Math: 55% of 3rd graders; 38% of 8th graders
    Science: data not available for 3rd graders; 44% of 8th graders
    83% public high school students graduate
  • Reference Data Point: Not available
  • Source: Hawaii State Department of Education, Strategic Plan Dynamic Report (2016 - 2017)
Post-Secondary Success and Career Readiness

Post-Secondary Success and Career Readiness

The data for this subsector is calculated through xxxx major indicators:

Access

  • HI State Baseline Data Point: 55% of high school completers enrolled at a post-secondary institution in the Fall following graduation
    59.5% of high school graduates have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application
  • Reference Data Point: U.S.: 69%
    U.S.: 60.9%
  • Source: Hawaii State Department of Education, Strategic Plan Dynamic Report (2016 - 2017); U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019); U.S. Department of Education, studentaid.ed.gov (2018 - 2019)

Quality

  • HI State Baseline Data Point: Under construction
  • Reference Data Point: Under construction
  • Source: Under construction

Success

  • HI State Baseline Data Point: 67% of University of Hawaii graduates have a job 1 year after graduation
    Earning power (median wage for University of Hawaii graduates working in Hawaii):
    Bachelor/Post-Baccalaureate Certificate: $28,000 after 1 year & $46,000 after 5 years
    Master/Graduate Certificate: $47,000 after 1 year & $58,000 after 5 years
    Doctor/Professional Degree: $50,000 after 1 year & $72,000 after 5 years
  • Reference Data Point: Not available
  • Source: Hawaii P-20 Partnership for Education (2019)
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