Press Releases

The latest news from the Department about its students, staff and schools. Contact the Communications Branch at (808) 784-6200 or via email at doeinfo@k12.hi.us for press queries.

 

 

Waipahu High School breaks ground on new Integrated Academy Facilityhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Waipahu-High-School-Integrated-Academy-Facility-Groundbreaking-Event.aspxWaipahu High School breaks ground on new Integrated Academy FacilityThe Hawaii State Department of Education held a groundbreaking ceremony at Waipahu High School on Jan. 14 for its new Integrated Academy Facility.string;#19-Jan-20212021-01-19T10:00:00.0000000Z
Large, in-person HIDOE gatherings canceled through June 1, 2021http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Large-in-person-HIDOE-gatherings-canceled-through-June-1-2021.aspxLarge, in-person HIDOE gatherings canceled through June 1, 2021Large, in-person social gatherings including proms, banquets, May Day celebrations, and other school-sanctioned social events with over 20 attendees will be canceled. Guidelines for school commencement events to be made by Feb. 26.string;#12-Jan-20212021-01-12T10:00:00.0000000Z
Kihei High School virtual community update scheduled for Jan. 12http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kihei-High-School-community-update-1.aspxKihei High School virtual community update scheduled for Jan. 12A virtual community meeting is scheduled to provide an update on the Kihei High School construction project.string;#11-Jan-20212021-01-11T10:00:00.0000000Z
HIDOE partners with DonorsChoose to help educators fund classroom projects and resourceshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DonorsChoose.aspxHIDOE partners with DonorsChoose to help educators fund classroom projects and resourcesHIDOE today announced a new partnership with the national nonprofit DonorsChoose, an education crowdfunding site that helps teachers obtain financial support for classroom projects and resources.string;#22-Dec-20202020-12-22T10:00:00.0000000Z
Kanoelani Elementary principal receives National 'LifeChanger of the Year' awardhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kanoelani-Elementary-principal-receives-National-LifeChanger-of-the-Year-award.aspxKanoelani Elementary principal receives National 'LifeChanger of the Year' awardPrincipal Stacie Kunihisa has been selected as the 2020-21 LifeChanger of the Year Spotlight Award winner. Kunihisa is recognized for her leadership and ability to inspire others.string;#17-Dec-20202020-12-17T10:00:00.0000000Z
Free Grab-and-Go meals program extended through Jun. 30, 2021 at 203 public schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Grab-and-Go-Extension.aspxFree Grab-and-Go meals program extended through Jun. 30, 2021 at 203 public schoolsThe Grab-and-Go school meals program providing free meals to children ages 18 and younger at 203 public schools has been extended through Jun. 30, 2021.string;#14-Dec-20202020-12-14T10:00:00.0000000Z
HIDOE partners with ClimbHI to connect students with career opportunities with new online platformhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-partners-with-ClimbHI-to-connect-students-with-career-opportunities-with-new-online-platform.aspxHIDOE partners with ClimbHI to connect students with career opportunities with new online platformUnder a new partnership between the HIDOE and Hawai‘i workforce development nonprofit ClimbHI, students at public high schools across the state are connecting with career opportunities through a state-of-the-art online portal.string;#08-Dec-20202020-12-08T10:00:00.0000000Z
Data dashboard tracks reopening metrics for 2020-21 school yearhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/dashboard-tracks-reopening-metrics.aspxData dashboard tracks reopening metrics for 2020-21 school yearThe dashboard displays Board-approved, COVID-related metric gap data. This information will be used to guide and monitor 2020-21 school year reopening plans.string;#08-Dec-20202020-12-08T10:00:00.0000000Z
3 elementary schools connected to positive COVID case involving Maui HIDOE employeehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2020-12-5-Maui-District-covid-case.aspx3 elementary schools connected to positive COVID case involving Maui HIDOE employeeWhile it is not standard practice for HIDOE to publicly disclose individual cases, broader notification is made under certain situations, including when multiple campuses are impacted by a single case, such as this one.string;#05-Dec-20202020-12-05T10:00:00.0000000Z
Annual Strive HI performance data impacted by pandemichttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Strive-HI-2020.aspxAnnual Strive HI performance data impacted by pandemicDue to the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, all states sought and received waivers from federally required standardized testing as well as associated accountability, school identification, and reporting requirements for the 2019-20 school year. string;#19-Nov-20202020-11-19T10:00:00.0000000Z

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