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The latest news from the Department about its students, staff and schools. Contact the Communications Branch at (808) 784-6200 or via email at doeinfo@k12.hi.us for press queries.

 

 

Ala Wai Elementary School's Lori Kwee named 2021 Hawaiʻi State Teacher of the Yearhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2021-Hawaii-State-Teacher-of-the-Year.aspxAla Wai Elementary School's Lori Kwee named 2021 Hawaiʻi State Teacher of the YearAla Wai Elementary teacher Lori Kwee was named the 2021 Hawaiʻi State Teacher of the Year. Kwee received the state's top teaching award from Gov. David Ige and Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto during a virtual awards ceremony this afternoon. string;#23-Oct-20202020-10-23T10:00:00.0000000Z
Waipahu High School academies receive national recognitionhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Waipahu-High-School-academies-receive-national-recognition.aspxWaipahu High School academies receive national recognitionWaipahu High School obtains national recognition from the National Career Academy Coalition for three more of their academies. The first in the state to obtain this prestigious honor.string;#20-Oct-20202020-10-20T10:00:00.0000000Z
HIDOE finalizing transition plan for Acellus users based on curriculum review findingshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-finalizing-transition-plan-for-Acellus-users-based-on-curriculum-review-findings.aspxHIDOE finalizing transition plan for Acellus users based on curriculum review findingsThe HIDOE is working with complex area and school leaders to finalize a transition plan for Acellus users, with the goal of moving forward in a manner that supports students in the least disruptive manner possible.string;#15-Oct-20202020-10-15T10:00:00.0000000Z
Parent message from Supt. Kishimoto regarding instructional review of Acellushttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Parent-message-from-Supt.-Kishimoto.aspxParent message from Supt. Kishimoto regarding instructional review of AcellusIn a letter to families, Superintendent Christina Kishimoto said the HIDOE has completed a review of Acellus and is working to move forward in a manner that supports students in the least disruptive manner possible.string;#12-Oct-20202020-10-12T10:00:00.0000000Z
HIDOE Return to Learn Surveys for Teachers, Secondary Students and Familieshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-Return-to-Learn-Surveys.aspxHIDOE Return to Learn Surveys for Teachers, Secondary Students and FamiliesHIDOE teachers, students and families, your voice matters! Help the Department and your school better support you by sharing your first quarter experiences.string;#01-Oct-20202020-10-01T10:00:00.0000000Z
Free Grab-and-Go meals program launching at 203 public schools this fallhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Grab-and-Go-Fall-2020.aspxFree Grab-and-Go meals program launching at 203 public schools this fallGrab-and-Go school meals program will be returning for the fall semester at 203 public schools beginning on Monday, Oct. 12, through Friday, Dec. 18, to provide free meals to children ages 18 and younger.string;#01-Oct-20202020-10-01T10:00:00.0000000Z
School Year 2020-21 Modelshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/School-Year-2020-21-Models.aspxSchool Year 2020-21 ModelsSchool leaders created elementary, middle/intermediate, and high school models for the reopening of the 2020-21 year. Models may vary due to number and size of school facilities; ability to accommodate enrollment numbers; and impact of instructional staff vacancies. string;#30-Sep-20202020-09-30T10:00:00.0000000Z
2020 National Blue Ribbon Schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2020-National-Blue-Ribbon-Schools.aspx2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools​Ernest Bowen de Silva, Liholiho and Waikiki Elementary schools have been named 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the US Department of Education. The three Hawaiʻi schools were among 317 public school and 50 non-public school winners nationwide announced today by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.string;#24-Sep-20202020-09-24T10:00:00.0000000Z
HIDOE schools will use new COVID-19 benchmarks to plan for gradual transition to blended learning modelshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-schools-will-use-new-COVID-19-benchmarks-to-plan-for-gradual-transition-to-blended-learning-models.aspxHIDOE schools will use new COVID-19 benchmarks to plan for gradual transition to blended learning modelsThe DOH metrics outline five levels of community transmission that would trigger corresponding learning model parameters for schools to consider.string;#17-Sep-20202020-09-17T10:00:00.0000000Z
Second round of P-EBT for Hawaii children who receive free or reduced-price school mealshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Second-Round-of-P-EBT-for-Children.aspxSecond round of P-EBT for Hawaii children who receive free or reduced-price school mealsTemporary food purchasing assistance will be available to families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.string;#16-Sep-20202020-09-16T10:00:00.0000000Z

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