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                                                            Nancy Budd         Jim Williams         Keith Amemiya        Don Horner     Danson Honda


Cheryl Ka‘uhane Lupenui, Committee Chairperson

Patricia Halagao, Committee Vice Chairperson



Tuesday, March 3, 2015

11:00 a.m.


Queen Liliuokalani Building

1390 Miller Street, Room 404 

Honolulu, Hawaii  96813




I.               Call to Order


II.             *Public Testimony on Student Achievement Committee Agenda Items


III.            Approval of Meeting Minutes of February 3, 2015


IV.           Discussion Items


A.    Update/Discussion on Competency Education:  from theory to practice to policy

     *Explorations in Competency Based Education ("CBE"), presentation by Paul McKinney and Jonathan Kevan of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, College of Education

 B.    Update/Discussion on Board of Education (“Board”) Policy 106.5, Focus on Students (formerly Board Policy 4000)


C.    Update/Discussion on current request to renew and revise the Department of Education’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (“ESEA”) Flexibility from No Child Left Behind (“NCLB”):  overview of federal requirements, status of stakeholder input process and results, and timeline for submission of request

D.    Update/Discussion on process and timeline for review of Board’s proposed 100 policy series


V.               Adjournment


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                                                                                                         Cheryl Kauhane Lupenui, Committee Chairperson