The What School Could Be Podcast
94. Hawaiʻi Governor, David Ige: Looking Back, and Looking Forward
So what will you hear in my conversation with Hawaii's Governor, David Ige? Over the next 75 minutes you will hear him talk about his passion for education and his involvement in a start up high school in his home community of Pearl City; how his degrees in engineering and business shaped his approach to appointing members of Hawaii’s Board of Education; his thoughts on No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top and the Every Student Succeeds Act; the creation of his Blueprint for Public Education; his strong feeling that education is at its most innovative when local communities are empowered to shape teaching and learning and school governance; how Hawaiʻi, as a result of the pandemic, could become a model for learning over distances and remote work, and how he turned federal COVID education relief funds into an innovation grant program (GEER) 37 teams are using to reimagine what school and what education could be. Editing for this episode is provided by the talented Evan Kurohara. Our theme music comes from the vast catalogue of music by master pianist, Michael Sloan. Please support this show by giving us a rating and writing a review in your wherever you get your podcasts.