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The latest news from the Department about its students, staff and schools. Contact the Communications and Community Affairs Office at 808-586-3232 for press queries.

 

 

U.S. Department of Education announces final approval of Hawaii’s ESSA planhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/US-Department-of-Education-announces-final-approval-of-Hawaii’s-ESSA-plan.aspxU.S. Department of Education announces final approval of Hawaii’s ESSA planThe Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) received approval from the U.S. Department of Education of its state plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Federal officials shared the authorization of the plan during a call with HIDOE leadership this morning. string;#19-Jan-20182018-01-19T10:00:00.0000000Z
Hawaii Island senior selected for United States Senate Youth Programhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-Island-senior-selected-for-United-States-Senate-Youth-Program.aspxHawaii Island senior selected for United States Senate Youth ProgramThe United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) announced the selection of Kealakehe High School senior Maya Kiana Gee as one of two students who will represent the state at the 56th annual USSYP Washington Week from March 3-10, 2018. string;#18-Jan-20182018-01-18T10:00:00.0000000Z
Student meals feature another local food sourcehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2018-01-Aina-Pono-local-banana.aspxStudent meals feature another local food sourceThe Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) continues its efforts to include local agriculture in student meals through its ‘Aina Pono Harvest of the Month program. This month, fresh bananas will be served in a Banana Pie or a Banana Crumble at all public school cafeterias.string;#12-Jan-20182018-01-12T10:00:00.0000000Z
Hawaii gets Federal nod on its ESSA plan, approval expected soonhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/ESSA-Plan.aspxHawaii gets Federal nod on its ESSA plan, approval expected soonThe Hawaii State Department of Education this morning received encouraging feedback from the U.S. Department of Education following a review of its State plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act. string;#20-Dec-20172017-12-20T10:00:00.0000000Z
Waipahu student earns degree from Leeward CC before graduating from high schoolhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Waipahu-student-earns-degree-from-Leeward-CC-before-graduating-from-high-school.aspxWaipahu student earns degree from Leeward CC before graduating from high schoolA senior at Waipahu High School is the first Early College High School student in the state to earn her college degree before graduating from high school. Rovy Anne Dipaysa earned her associate of arts degree from Leeward Community College five months ahead of her high school graduation. string;#18-Dec-20172017-12-18T10:00:00.0000000Z
Kalani High students enjoy loco moco made from locally grown beefhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2017-Kalani-High-locally-grown-beef-lunch.aspxKalani High students enjoy loco moco made from locally grown beefToday at Kalani High School, students, teachers and faculty enjoyed eating the locally grown beef in their teri loco moco lunch. There was a special connection to this school since the Kalani High staff created the Paniolo Beef Patty recipe. string;#15-Dec-20172017-12-15T10:00:00.0000000Z
Kalihi Waena Elementary students receive gift backpacks & school supplies in generous holiday donationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kalihi-Waena-Backpacks.aspxKalihi Waena Elementary students receive gift backpacks & school supplies in generous holiday donation‘Tis the season for giving and today all students at Kalihi Waena Elementary got a special holiday gift of new backpacks, containing crayons, notebooks and other school supplies, in a generous donation from PRMI Hawaii.string;#14-Dec-20172017-12-14T10:00:00.0000000Z
Kaneohe El names building after former U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akakahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2017-Kaneohe-El-Sen-Daniel-Akaka-Dedication.aspxKaneohe El names building after former U.S. Senator Daniel K. AkakaKaneohe Elementary School students, faculty and special guests dedicated its administration building after U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka, who once served as principal of the school.string;#12-Dec-20172017-12-12T10:00:00.0000000Z
Get on Board’s Milestoneshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2017-Get-on-Board-Milestones.aspxGet on Board’s MilestonesIt’s been four years since HIDOE and TransPar partnered to increase value and reduce the cost of school transportation through the Get on Board initiative, saving the state approximately $13 million annually.string;#11-Dec-20172017-12-11T10:00:00.0000000Z
Public schools shine during Computer Science Education Week festivitieshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Computer-Science-Education-Week.aspxPublic schools shine during Computer Science Education Week festivitiesSchools across the state joined nationwide celebrations of Computer Science Education with more than 170 events over the past week – from an Hour of Code at Kailua Elementary to a family friendly event hosted by Daniel K. Inouye Elementary that featured coding activities, robot obstacle courses and much more. string;#08-Dec-20172017-12-08T10:00:00.0000000Z

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