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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.

 

 

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
Kaneohe Elementary teacher receives Teacher of Promise Award from National Milken Educators of Hawaiihttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Milken-Teacher-of-Promise.aspxKaneohe Elementary teacher receives Teacher of Promise Award from National Milken Educators of HawaiiIn just her third year of teaching, Kaneohe Elementary special education teacher Bella Finau-Faumuina earned the prestigious award from the National Milken Educators of Hawaii. string;#14-Mar-20192019-03-14T10:00:00.0000000Z
State agencies collaborate to resolve soil contamination issues and build awareness to prevent exposurehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/State-agencies-collaborate-to-resolve-soil-contamination-issues-and-build-awareness-to-prevent-exposure.aspxState agencies collaborate to resolve soil contamination issues and build awareness to prevent exposure​After completing a soil study at 23 schools on Hawai'i Island, HIDOE, with the support of the Hawai'i Department of Health (DOH), is implementing tailored environmental hazard management plans where results from the study indicated contamination present in the soil. According to DOH, the issue of lead, arsenic and organochlorine pesticide contamination is not unique to schools and could persist around any older home or building.string;#07-Mar-20192019-03-07T10:00:00.0000000Z
Hawaii ranked second nationwide in Advanced Placement Exam one-year performance growthhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/AP-Exam-Growth.aspxHawaii ranked second nationwide in Advanced Placement Exam one-year performance growthHawaii's public school students continue to make gains in Advanced Placement (AP) exams. The number of students in the graduating class of 2018 scoring 3 or higher jumped 1.9 percentage points for the second-highest one-year gain nationwide.string;#01-Mar-20192019-03-01T10:00:00.0000000Z
Kalani High dedicates new Girls’ Locker Room and athletics facilitieshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kalani-High-Dedication.aspxKalani High dedicates new Girls’ Locker Room and athletics facilitiesKalani High celebrated the dedication of several new athletics facilities including a new Girls’ Locker Room, an Athletics Trainers’ Facility, a Judo and Wrestling room, and other improvements.string;#22-Feb-20192019-02-22T10:00:00.0000000Z
Latest round of revisions to student misconduct and discipline code approved for public hearinghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Chapter-19-updates.aspxLatest round of revisions to student misconduct and discipline code approved for public hearingThe Board of Education has cleared the way for the Department to proceed to a public hearing with updates to Chapter 19.string;#07-Feb-20192019-02-07T10:00:00.0000000Z
Ala Wai Elementary teacher receives prestigious Milken Educator Awardhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2019-Milken-Award.aspxAla Wai Elementary teacher receives prestigious Milken Educator AwardSara King, a Title I Coordinator at Ala Wai Elementary, has become the latest recipient of the coveted Milken Educator Award. Regarded as the "Oscar Award of Teaching," the award honors outstanding excellence in education and comes with an unrestricted $25,000 cash prize. King is the only Hawaii Milken Educator in 2019, and is among 33 teachers nationwide selected for the honor this season.string;#04-Feb-20192019-02-04T10:00:00.0000000Z
Sponsors sought for Summer Food Service Program to provide meals for children during summer breakhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Sponsors-sought-for-Summer-Food-Service-Program-to-provide-meals-for-children-during-summer-break.aspxSponsors sought for Summer Food Service Program to provide meals for children during summer breakThe U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is seeking sponsor organizations on all islands to help provide children in low-income communities with reduced-price meals during the summer months. The SFSP provides nutritious meals that help children to learn, play and grow during the summer break when many schools are not in session.string;#31-Jan-20192019-01-31T10:00:00.0000000Z
Waianae High School counselor honored in Washington D.C. during National Counselor of the Year ceremonyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Waianae-High-Counselor-Named-2018-Hawaii-Counselor-of-the-Year.aspxWaianae High School counselor honored in Washington D.C. during National Counselor of the Year ceremonyWaianae High School Counselor Desiré DeSoto was named the 2018 Hawaii School Counselor of the Year and recognized as a 2019 American School Counselor of the Year Finalist.string;#30-Jan-20192019-01-30T10:00:00.0000000Z
Dozens of Hawaii teachers earn, renew national certificationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Dozens-of-Hawaii-teachers-earn-renew-national-certification.aspxDozens of Hawaii teachers earn, renew national certificationHIDOE is celebrating 63 of its teachers statewide this week who have earned or renewed their National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification —a mark of distinction recognizing accomplished teaching.string;#23-Jan-20192019-01-23T10:00:00.0000000Z

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