In a statement responding to Williams, Ige restated the role of the ESSA team in creating a blueprint for the state’s education system, noting a draft was being finalized. The team met with more than 3,000 stakeholders in the educational community, he wrote, and a second round of meetings will be held to seek feedback on the draft.
The statement also said:
We thank Jim for his years of service. He has made some good contributions to education in Hawaii, including his service as president of the Hawaii State Teachers Association and as vice chair of Voyager Public Charter School.
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