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Board unanimously approves HIDOE’s request to modify graduation and standardized assessment requirementshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Board-approves-HIDOE-request-to-modify-graduation-and-standardized-assessment-requirements.aspxBoard unanimously approves HIDOE’s request to modify graduation and standardized assessment requirementsThe Board of Education (BOE) unanimously voted today to approve the Hawaii State Department of Education’s (HIDOE) request to modify high school graduation and commencement requirements under Board Policy 102-15 for the graduating class of 2020. The plan recommends utilizing grades from the third quarter, which ended March 13, to determine the final grade for student courses.string;#02-Apr-20202020-04-02T10:00:00.0000000Z
HIDOE seeks approval to modify high school graduation requirements in light of COVID-19 impacthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-seeks-approval-to-modify-high-school-graduation-requirements-in-light-of-COVID-19-impact.aspxHIDOE seeks approval to modify high school graduation requirements in light of COVID-19 impactThe Hawaii State Department of Education is seeking approval from the Board of Education (BOE) to modify high school graduation and commencement requirements under Board Policy 102-15 for the class of 2020.string;#27-Mar-20202020-03-27T10:00:00.0000000Z
School facilities closed to students through April 30 with the exception of grab-and-go meal siteshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/School-facilities-closed-to-students-through-April-30.aspxSchool facilities closed to students through April 30 with the exception of grab-and-go meal sitesSchool facilities will remain closed to students through April 30, based on the latest guidance and information from health officials and elected leaders. Traditional, in-school instruction is on hold until schools reopen. Tips and tools gathered by HIDOE’s Office of Curriculum and Instructional Design are also available for the public at bit.ly/HIDOEVirtualLearningParentResource.string;#24-Mar-20202020-03-24T10:00:00.0000000Z
Public comments sought regarding state waiver for ESSA standardized testing due to COVID-19http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Public-comments-sought-regarding-state-waiver-for-ESSA-standardized-testing-due-to-COVID-19.aspxPublic comments sought regarding state waiver for ESSA standardized testing due to COVID-19In consideration of the health and safety of the students, faculty and staff, HIDOE has submitted its request to waive standardized testing, and associated accountability, school identification, and reporting requirements for school year 2019-20.string;#21-Mar-20202020-03-21T10:00:00.0000000Z
HIDOE receives approval to cancel federally mandated testing for school year 2019-20http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-receives-approval-to-cancel-federally-mandated-testing.aspxHIDOE receives approval to cancel federally mandated testing for school year 2019-20The HIDOE received notification this afternoon from the USDOE that its expedited waiver request was approved. string;#20-Mar-20202020-03-20T10:00:00.0000000Z
HIDOE extends school closures, implements remote work to maintain essential functionshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-extends-school-closures-implements-remote-work-to-maintain-essential-functions.aspxHIDOE extends school closures, implements remote work to maintain essential functionsThe Hawaii State Department of Education will keep all public schools closed for a total of three weeks to help slow the spread of COVID-19.string;#19-Mar-20202020-03-19T10:00:00.0000000Z
HIDOE employees to begin remote work March 19, schools to close March 30http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-employees-to-begin-remote-work-March-19,-schools-to-close-March-30.aspxHIDOE employees to begin remote work March 19, schools to close March 30HIDOE will close its offices except for essential functions effective Thursday, March 19. Schools will close March 30 following the extension of spring breakstring;#18-Mar-20202020-03-18T10:00:00.0000000Z
HIDOE statement regarding Gov. David Ige's announcement http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-statement-regarding-Gov.-David-Ige's-announcement-.aspxHIDOE statement regarding Gov. David Ige's announcement Announcement that all “non-essential” state government employees who can work remotely are being directed to work from home to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 does not currently apply to the Hawaii State Department of Education.string;#17-Mar-20202020-03-17T10:00:00.0000000Z
HIDOE statement regarding potential Kualoa Ranch COVID-19 casehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-update-on-potential-Kualoa-Ranch-COVID19-case.aspxHIDOE statement regarding potential Kualoa Ranch COVID-19 caseThe Hawai‘i DOE is aware of a potential COVID-19 case invovlding a Kualoa Ranch employee announced March 16.string;#16-Mar-20202020-03-16T10:00:00.0000000Z
HIDOE extends spring break through March 27 for all public schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DOE-extends-spring-break.aspxHIDOE extends spring break through March 27 for all public schoolsThe Department will use the additional time to plan for implementation of social distancing within the school setting, arrange for professional development to support modified operations, and thoroughly clean schools.string;#15-Mar-20202020-03-15T10:00:00.0000000Z

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