Press Releases

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.

 

 

Board of Education approves new state and complex area leadership appointmentshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Board-of-Education-approves-new-state-and-complex-area-leadership-appointments.aspxBoard of Education approves new state and complex area leadership appointments​The Hawaii State Board of Education today approved appointments to several Hawaii State Department of Education leadership positions as recommended by Superintendent Dr. Christina M. Kishimoto. string;#19-Jul-20182018-07-19T10:00:00.0000000Z
Hawai‘i's federal special education profile updatedhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/OSEP-2018-update.aspxHawai‘i's federal special education profile updatedThe U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has created a profile for Hawaii that provides a resource for state-specific information related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, or IDEA. string;#16-Jul-20182018-07-16T10:00:00.0000000Z
High School Students Contributing to Graduate-Level Plant DNA Researchhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/High-School-Students-Contributing-to-Graduate-Level-Plant-DNA-Research.aspxHigh School Students Contributing to Graduate-Level Plant DNA ResearchAs part of Waipahu High School’s Biotechnology Science Scholars Program, students from Waipahu, Campbell and Kapolei high schools essentially became an extension of New Jersey-based Rutgers University’s Waksman Institute of Microbiology for the summer.string;#06-Jul-20182018-07-06T10:00:00.0000000Z
Joint team from South Korea and USA takes top prize at 8th e-ICON World Contesthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/8th-e-ICON-winners.aspxJoint team from South Korea and USA takes top prize at 8th e-ICON World ContestA joint South Korea-USA team takes top prize at 8th e-ICON World Contest for the development of a brilliant augmented reality app.The e-ICON contest brought teams together from all over the world to participate, challenging students to create educational mobile apps as tools to achieve United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.string;#29-Jun-20182018-06-29T10:00:00.0000000Z
Hawai'i public school teachers honored with Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teachinghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/PAEMST-18.aspxHawai'i public school teachers honored with Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science TeachingAkeyo Garcia of Ewa Elementary and Masaru Uchino of Momilani Elementary have been awarded the Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, or PAEMST. It is the highest award K-12 mathematics and science (including computer science) teachers can receive from the U.S. government. Recipients receive $10,000 from the National Science Foundation and will engage in education discussions in Washington, D.C.string;#26-Jun-20182018-06-26T10:00:00.0000000Z
Kaniwala — An Evening Celebrating ‘Olelo Hawai‘i at the 50th State Fairhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/An-Evening-Celebrating-Olelo-Hawaii-at-the-50th-State-Fair.aspxKaniwala — An Evening Celebrating ‘Olelo Hawai‘i at the 50th State FairHIDOE's Office of Hawaiian Education invites the public to enjoy an evening celebrating the Hawaiian language at the 50th State Fair on June 29. Both Hawaiian and English speakers are encouraged to attend the Hawaiian language night, which organizers are calling Kaniwala, the Hawaiian word for carnival. string;#26-Jun-20182018-06-26T10:00:00.0000000Z
Department awarded grant to recruit transitioning and retired military members for teaching positionshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-Troops-to-Teachers-Grant.aspxDepartment awarded grant to recruit transitioning and retired military members for teaching positionsHIDOE was recently awarded a Hawaii Troops to Teachers (HTTT) grant. The federal funds totaling $600,932 over five years, will help align the Defense Department’s Troops to Teachers goals with HIDOE’s diversified teacher recruiting and retention plan.string;#21-Jun-20182018-06-21T10:00:00.0000000Z
Leilehua High JROTC Team to Compete in National Leadership Bowl Championshiphttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Leilehua-High-JROTC-Team-to-Compete-in-National-Leadership-Bowl-Championship.aspxLeilehua High JROTC Team to Compete in National Leadership Bowl Championship​After advancing through two phases of online competition, the Leilehua High School Mighty Mules JROTC Leadership Team will compete at the championship event in Washington, D.C. The team is composed of Cadet Kassandra Black, Cadet Darlene Pozas, Cadet Jacob Huerta and Cadet Carlos Loeza.string;#07-Jun-20182018-06-07T10:00:00.0000000Z
Public schools offering summer meals to all children 18 and youngerhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2018-SSO.aspxPublic schools offering summer meals to all children 18 and youngerBeginning in early June, the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) program will be available at 69 public schools around the state free of charge to all children 18 years and under. Breakfast and lunch meals will be served at select locations Monday through Friday, except June 11 (King Kamehameha Day) and July 4 (Independence Day). string;#21-May-20182018-05-21T10:00:00.0000000Z
Kaneʻohe Elementary hosts mural unveiling in honor of Senator Daniel K. Akakahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kaneohe-Elementary-hosts-mural-unveiling-in-honor-of-Senator-Akaka.aspxKaneʻohe Elementary hosts mural unveiling in honor of Senator Daniel K. AkakaIn commemoration and celebration of the late Senator Daniel K. Akaka and his legacy, the Akaka family, Playground Art Crew, Pena People and Kaneʻohe Elementary hosted a mural unveiling.The ceremony included an opportunity for the Akaka family and Kaneʻohe Elementary students to “leave their mark” by adding their handprint to the mural.string;#20-May-20182018-05-20T10:00:00.0000000Z

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