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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.

 

 

Hawaii history students need help telling WWII Silent Hero storieshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-history-students-need-help-telling-WWII-Silent-Hero-stories.aspxHawaii history students need help telling WWII Silent Hero storiesFive student-educator teams from Hawaii public schools will participate this Memorial Day in the telling of untold stories of American service members buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific as part of Sacrifice for Freedom: World War II in the Pacific Student & Teacher Institute, a student-teacher cooperative learning program.string;#09-May-20192019-05-09T10:00:00.0000000Z
Community invited to provide input on Hawai‘i DOE’s next 10 yearshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2030-Promise-Plan-feedback-toolkit.aspxCommunity invited to provide input on Hawai‘i DOE’s next 10 yearsThe Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is seeking feedback on the first draft of a 2030 Promise Plan, which will guide the Department for the next decade, centered around five promises to students. A step-by-step toolkit for the community to provide feedback is available at HawaiiPublicSchools.org. Feedback will be gathered through August 1, with a first draft of the plan to be delivered in September. string;#06-May-20192019-05-06T10:00:00.0000000Z
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Happy-Teacher-Appreciation-Week.aspxHappy Teacher Appreciation Week!It’s National Teacher Appreciation Week and I encourage everyone to take some time this week to reflect on the great work of our HIDOE teachers. We know that behind every student’s successes are many dedicated educators, teachers that innovate, collaborate, and focus on students’ best interests in everything that they do.string;#06-May-20192019-05-06T10:00:00.0000000Z
2019 Hawaii National Distinguished Principal http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2019-Hawaii-National-Distinguished-Principal-.aspx2019 Hawaii National Distinguished Principal The Hawaii Elementary and Middle School Administrators Association named Principal Stacie Kunihisa from Kanoelani Elementary School as the 2019 Hawaii National Distinguished Principal. Kunihisa will join the National Association of Elementary School Principals awardees from the other 49 states in Washington D.C. in October.string;#28-Apr-20192019-04-28T10:00:00.0000000Z
Hawai'i public school teachers named finalists for Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teachinghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2019-PAEMST.aspxHawai'i public school teachers named finalists for Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science TeachingHawaii public school teachers Daniel Taira (Lehua Elementary), Laura Cummings (Sunset Beach Elementary), Richard Brian Ogawa (Kanoelani Elementary) and Stacie Tateyama (Kipapa Elementary) have been selected as state finalists for one of the nation's most prestigious honors bestowed upon teachers — the Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, or PAEMST.string;#27-Apr-20192019-04-27T10:00:00.0000000Z
Mililani Middle breaks ground on New Classroom Building project, will allow single-track school year when completedhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Mililani-Middle-Groundbreaking.aspxMililani Middle breaks ground on New Classroom Building project, will allow single-track school year when completedMililani Middle's New Classroom Building project was launched to construct a new three-story structure that will house 15 classrooms to serve the school's nearly 1,900 students. When complete, it will provide the expanded classroom capacity needed to allow the school to adopt a single-track school year to replace its current multi-track calendar.string;#13-Apr-20192019-04-13T10:00:00.0000000Z
HIDOE completing school roof repairs more quickly under new contracting methodhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/school-roof-repairs.aspxHIDOE completing school roof repairs more quickly under new contracting methodThe Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is more quickly working through backlogged roof repair projects at schools utilizing a new contracting method to expedite common repairs.string;#08-Apr-20192019-04-08T10:00:00.0000000Z
More students graduate with honors, according to the College and Career Readiness Indicators Reporthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/More-students-graduate-with-honors-according-to-the-College-and-Career-Readiness-Indicators-Report.aspxMore students graduate with honors, according to the College and Career Readiness Indicators ReportThe recently published College and Careers Readiness Indicators Report released by Hawai‘i P-20 Partnerships for Education shows a steady increase in the number of students who have earned the DOE’s Honors Recognition Certificate. The Class of 2018 also included more students who took the Advanced Placement exam.string;#03-Apr-20192019-04-03T10:00:00.0000000Z
Ala Wai Elementary teacher selected as a National ‘LifeChanger of the Year’ Grand Prize Finalisthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Ala-Wai-Elementary-Teacher-Named-LifeChanger-of-the-Year-Finalist.aspxAla Wai Elementary teacher selected as a National ‘LifeChanger of the Year’ Grand Prize FinalistAla Wai Elementary School teacher Lori Kwee was surprised during school assembly with a $5,000 award.string;#27-Mar-20192019-03-27T10:00:00.0000000Z
Office of Hawaiian Education seeks teachers for Kaiapuni and Hawaiian Knowledge classroomshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/OHE-seeks-Kaiapuni-teachers.aspxOffice of Hawaiian Education seeks teachers for Kaiapuni and Hawaiian Knowledge classroomsNow in its third year, the Hawaiian Special Permit, known as Palapala A‘o Kūikawā, was launched by the Office of Hawaiian Education to help address critical shortages for certified teachers in the areas of Kaia‘ōlelo-Kaiapuni Hawai‘i, Hawaiian Language Immersion, and Hawaiian Studies/Knowledge.string;#18-Mar-20192019-03-18T10:00:00.0000000Z

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