Strive HI

Path to graduation

What students need to do to earn a diploma from Hawaii's public high schools.

Academic and performance requirements to obtain a diploma from Hawaii's public high schools, from the basics to honors recognition...

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Military Families

Coming to Hawaii

About 8 percent of our students are military connected. PCS-ing to Hawaii? Resources here.

The Department works with the Interstate Compact to smooth the experience for military families who enroll their children in Hawai...

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Job opportunities

We're hiring!

Looking for Highly Qualified teachers, specialists and more for our schools and offices.

Welcome to the Hawaii State Department of Education. Year-round, we hire an array of teachers, educational specialists and staff t...

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World Conservation Congress

Teaching resources

Projects, lessons that address biodiversity, food and water security, and climate change.

Addressing the theme of this year's World Conservation Congress (WCC), "Planet at a Crossroads," these resources are a starting po...

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Hawaii Common Core

Standards

English Language Arts and literacy in history, science, technical subjects and math.

Hawaii Common Core Standards define the knowledge and skills students need to succeed in college and careers when they graduate. T...

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The Strategic Plan

Join the conversation as we review & extend our blueprint for student success.

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Strive HI System

Our school accountability and performance system, rewarding growth and achievement.

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ESSA Update

The new federal education law offers greater flexibility for states.

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Nanakuli visit

Heat abatement program at public schools

The Department's heat abatement effort prioritizes schools that require cooling strategies, which may include air conditioning. We work with the Legislature to fast-track the schools that need relief most.

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USDOE grants waiver extension to Hawaiian Language testhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaiian-Testing-Waiver.aspxUSDOE grants waiver extension to Hawaiian Language testFor the second consecutive year, HIDOE will issue a specialized assessment to Hawaiian immersion students. The U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) granted HIDOE’s request for an extended waiver that allows Hawaiian Language Immersion Program (HLIP) students to take a specialized assessment in lieu of the state’s English language arts and math student assessments.
Student voices rise at 2016 ‘Ōlelo Youth Xchange video awardshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2016-Olelo.aspxStudent voices rise at 2016 ‘Ōlelo Youth Xchange video awardsWaianae public schools sweep the expert division and public schools win most top prizes in the annual event that aims to cultivate student voice, perspective, and storytelling.
Marama Fenua: A cultural exchange of light and language http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/MH/Pages/Marama-Fenua.aspxMarama Fenua: A cultural exchange of light and language Tahitian teacher Richard Deane hopes to foster relationships between schools in Tahiti and Hawai‘i, citing the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage's goal to inspire communities to rethink and engage.
Kapolei Middle leader named 2016 National Distinguished Principalhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2016-NDP.aspxKapolei Middle leader named 2016 National Distinguished PrincipalThe Hawaii Elementary and Middle Schools Administrators Association (HEMSAA) named Principal Bruce Naguwa from Kapolei Middle School as the 2016 National Distinguished Principal. Naguwa will join the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) of 2016 later this year in Washington, D.C.
Waimea High Principal Mahina Anguay wins $25,000 leadership awardhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2016-tokioka-award.aspxWaimea High Principal Mahina Anguay wins $25,000 leadership awardThe Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award from the Island Insurance Foundation is given annually to a public school principal who is visionary, community-minded, and has an entrepreneurial spirit.
Kapolei Middle School librarian to be honored at White House ceremonyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kapolei-Middle-librarian.aspxKapolei Middle School librarian to be honored at White House ceremonyKapolei Middle School librarian Carolyn Kirio has been selected by The White House as a great educator and will be recognized at a White House ceremony.

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Teacher Application FAQshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/JobOpportunities/Pages/Teacher-Application-FAQs.aspxTeacher Application FAQsAnswers to our commonly asked questions about applying to teach in the Department.
Out-of-state teacher recruitment schedulehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/JobOpportunities/Pages/Out-of-state-recruitment.aspxOut-of-state teacher recruitment scheduleThank you for your interest in teaching at the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE). Our 2016 out-of-state recruitment trips are concluded. Click the link below to sign up for notifications of our next trip.
Civil Service Classificationshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/Pages/Civil-Service-Classifications.aspxCivil Service ClassificationsThe Office of Human Resources Personnel Management Branch's Classification and Compensation Section is responsible for administering the Department of Education's classification and compensation system. The classification specifications outline the primary functions of a specific class, including the duties and responsibilities, level of difficulty, knowledge skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Support Service Classificationshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/Pages/Support-Service-Classifications.aspxSupport Service ClassificationsThe Office of Human Resources Personnel Management Branch's Classification and Compensation Section is responsible for administering the Department of Education's classification and compensation system. The classification specifications outline the primary functions of a specific class, including the duties and responsibilities, level of difficulty, knowledge skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Educational Officer Job Classificationshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/Pages/EO-Job-Classifications.aspxEducational Officer Job ClassificationsThe Office of Human Resources Personnel Management Branch's Classification and Compensation Section is responsible for administering the Department of Education's classification and compensation system. The classification specifications outline the primary functions of a specific class, including the duties and responsibilities, level of difficulty, knowledge skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Department-approved preparation programshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/LicensureAndCertification/Pages/prep-programs.aspxDepartment-approved preparation programsThe preparation programs listed on this site have been approved for placement of teacher, counselor and librarian candidates including other practicing professionals (e.g., occupational therapists, physical therapists, etc.) who provide instruction or services to students under the direct supervision of a Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) mentor.

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