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HIDOE announces transition centers initiative in honor of late Congressman K. Mark Takai http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Takai-Transition-Centers.aspxHIDOE announces transition centers initiative in honor of late Congressman K. Mark Takai In partnership with Hawaii 3Rs and the Military Affairs Council, HIDOE announced today an effort to develop high-quality transition centers for Hawaii public schools. The effort is in honor of late Congressman K. Mark Takai, who was a staunch advocate for Hawaii’s students and supporter of military-dependent students throughout his career.string;#22-Jun-20172017-06-22T10:00:00.0000000Z
Board unanimously approves Hawaii ESSA Plan for submissionhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/ESSA-Plan-Submission-Approval.aspx Board unanimously approves Hawaii ESSA Plan for submissionThe Board of Education unanimously approved the submission of the Hawaii Consolidated State Plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act to the U.S. Department of Education. The plan serves as Hawaii’s application for federal funds, providing resources for public schools to support students in achieving equity and excellence. string;#20-Jun-20172017-06-20T10:00:00.0000000Z
Department makes progress with energy efficient strategies for cooling schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/cooling-schools.aspxDepartment makes progress with energy efficient strategies for cooling schoolsHIDOE has been working to fast track heat-relief initiatives through its Heat Abatement Program. During the last three years, schools across the state were evaluated for various cooling options including air conditioning (AC), ceiling fans, nighttime heat flushing fans, solar light, trees, heat reflective paint, and more.string;#16-Jun-20172017-06-16T10:00:00.0000000Z
Board of Education names interim education leadershiphttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/interim-education-leadership.aspxBoard of Education names interim education leadershipThe Hawaii State Board of Education announced its appointment of Keith Hayashi as interim superintendent. Hayashi is currently the deputy superintendent until the end of June 30, 2017. The interim deputy superintendent during this transition period will be current senior assistant superintendent, Amy Kunz. string;#07-Jun-20172017-06-07T10:00:00.0000000Z
Design unveiled for Hawai'i's first vertical school at 690 Pohukaina Streethttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/First-Vertical-School-Design.aspxDesign unveiled for Hawai'i's first vertical school at 690 Pohukaina StreetHIDOE and Alaka‘i Development today unveiled the design for the state’s first vertical school at 690 Pohukaina Street. The elementary school will be part of a mixed-income, mixed-use development that also features rental residences and retail.string;#02-Jun-20172017-06-02T10:00:00.0000000Z
Department offers meals to all children 18 and younger at select schools throughout summer monthshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2017-SSO.aspxDepartment offers meals to all children 18 and younger at select schools throughout summer months63 public schools will serve meals through HIDOE's Seamless Summer Option program. Meals will be served at select locations Monday through Friday at public schools around the state free of charge to all children 18 years and under. Most schools will serve breakfast and lunch.string;#01-Jun-20172017-06-01T10:00:00.0000000Z
Waianae High’s Searider Productions will get a new home for its growing needshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Searider-Productions-Building.aspxWaianae High’s Searider Productions will get a new home for its growing needs​A new facility will be built for Waianae High's Searider Productions thanks in part to legislative appropriations totaling $10.7 million. The 8,500-square-foot facility will include a new lobby, "makery space," three new classrooms, a flexible multi-purpose open courtyard that will be used for outdoor classrooms and to host gatherings, and more. string;#31-May-20172017-05-31T10:00:00.0000000Z
Education leaders formalize Maunakea Scholars programhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/MKMOU.aspxEducation leaders formalize Maunakea Scholars programThe collaborative agreement between the Hawaii DOE, the University of Hawaii's Institute for Astronomy, and the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, will develop more opportunities for local high school students to use Maunakea Observatories for their innovative research projects.string;#26-May-20172017-05-26T10:00:00.0000000Z
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

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