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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.

 

 

Department launches final phase of student transportation reformshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/final-phase-of-Get-on-Board.aspxDepartment launches final phase of student transportation reformsHIDOE has successfully reached the final phase of its Get on Board initiative with the awarding of new contracts on Maui and Kauai for school year 2017-18. This culminates the last of three stages of the Department's reform efforts that began in 2013 as a pilot project in Central Oahu. string;#22-May-20172017-05-22T10:00:00.0000000Z
Board of Education selects next Superintendenthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/BOE-selects-Supt.aspxBoard of Education selects next SuperintendentChristina Kishimoto, Ed.D., signed a three-year contract and will start on August 1, 2017. "I look forward to working hand in hand with Hawaii’s teachers, leaders, staff, parents, community members, and student leaders to execute on this vision of high quality college, career, and community readiness."string;#19-May-20172017-05-19T10:00:00.0000000Z
Department receives national innovation award from Education Commission of the Stateshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/National-Innovation-Award-.aspxDepartment receives national innovation award from Education Commission of the StatesThe Education Commission of the States announced today that the Hawaii State Department of Education is the 2017 recipient of the Frank Newman Award for State Innovation. The award recognizes a state for education improvement efforts that are replicable and hold valuable lessons for other states, as well as bold and courageous policies.string;#16-May-20172017-05-16T10:00:00.0000000Z
Department announces new partnership with Tahiti schools during Mālama Honua celebrationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Malama-Honua-Partnership.aspxDepartment announces new partnership with Tahiti schools during Mālama Honua celebrationThe Hawaii State Department of Education brought together education leaders, teachers and students to celebrate the homecoming of Hōkūleʻa and announce a newly signed agreement between the Department and Tahiti’s Ministry of Education that will carry on the mission of Mālama Honua.string;#09-May-20172017-05-09T10:00:00.0000000Z
Free meal program to expand to 52 public schools total on six islandshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-to-expand-free-meal-program.aspxFree meal program to expand to 52 public schools total on six islandsThis upcoming school year, HIDOE will expand a USDA free meal program, called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), from 30 public schools to a total of 52 across the state. The CEP program allows a school district, a group of schools or a single school to serve free meals to all students even if they do not qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch reimbursements.string;#08-May-20172017-05-08T10:00:00.0000000Z
Waianae High senior wins Seal of Biliteracy logo design contesthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Seal-of-Biliteracy-logo-winner.aspxWaianae High senior wins Seal of Biliteracy logo design contestWaianae High senior Javen Towne was named the winner of the HIDOE Seal of Biliteracy logo design contest in front of his fellow graphic design students. As the winner, Towne was awarded an honorary Seal of Biliteracy medallion of his own design and monetary prize. Towne’s classroom, home to Waianae High’s Searider Digital Media Program, will also receive a new graphics arts computer.string;#08-May-20172017-05-08T10:00:00.0000000Z
Hawaii public school seniors selected as semifinalists for US Presidential Scholars Programhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2017-semifinalists-US-Presidential-Scholars.aspxHawaii public school seniors selected as semifinalists for US Presidential Scholars ProgramThree Hawaii public school students have been selected out of 5,100 candidates as semifinalists for the US Presidential Scholars Program. The seniors are from Mililani High School, Waipahu High School and Kalani High School. string;#28-Apr-20172017-04-28T10:00:00.0000000Z
Ewa Elementary dedicates new building, adding kindergarten and first grade classroomshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Ewa-Elementary-New-Classrooms.aspxEwa Elementary dedicates new building, adding kindergarten and first grade classroomsEwa Elementary dedicated a new building earlier today before hundreds of students, teachers, parents and community members. The new one-story building provides three kindergarten classrooms, three first grade classrooms and one special education classroom, along with a technology lab, a faculty center and a conference room. string;#25-Apr-20172017-04-25T10:00:00.0000000Z
Leeward Oahu administrator named Hawaii's 2017 National Distinguished Principalhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2017-NDP-Nelson.aspxLeeward Oahu administrator named Hawaii's 2017 National Distinguished PrincipalVeteran educator and school leader from Makaha Elementary, Nelson Shigeta, named 2017 Hawaii National Distinguished Principal. He will join awardees from the other 49 states in Washington D.C. in October.string;#23-Apr-20172017-04-23T10:00:00.0000000Z
Students from Kalani High School Power Ahead to 20th Annual National Ocean Sciences Competitionhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/National-Ocean-Sciences-Competition.aspxStudents from Kalani High School Power Ahead to 20th Annual National Ocean Sciences CompetitionKalani High School students will be competing for the first time in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. The 20th annual Nationals Finals Competition will take place April 22-23 at Oregon State University. The team joins 24 other regional winners out of a total of 392 competing teams. string;#21-Apr-20172017-04-21T10:00:00.0000000Z

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