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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Free & Reduced Price Lunch

Feeding keiki

Nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches are available to qualifying children.

The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program in public and nonprofit private schools and residential chi...

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The Strategic Plan

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

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ESSA Update

The new federal education law offers greater flexibility for states.

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Effective Teaching

Supporting teachers to improve instruction across our schools.

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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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Conversation on improving public education continues, meetings set through Septemberhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DOE-BOE-Conversation-Meetings.aspxConversation on improving public education continues, meetings set through SeptemberThe Hawaii DOE and Board of Education have scheduled a series of community meetings to provide updates on plans to better public education. These meetings are part of the ongoing outreach effort in the updating of the Strategic Plan.
Kaimuki Carnival schedule changes due to Tropical Storm Darbyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kaimuki-Carnival-schedule-changes.aspxKaimuki Carnival schedule changes due to Tropical Storm DarbyThe schedule of this weekend's Kaimuki Carnival will be modified due to Tropical Storm Darby. The carnival will proceed Fri. night, 7/22, but will be postponed on Sat-Sun, 7/23-24. An additional weekend will be added on Fri-Sun, 7/29-31.
Statement by Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi on the passing of Congressman Mark Takaihttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Congressman-.aspxStatement by Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi on the passing of Congressman Mark TakaiAs an advocate for public education, Congressman Takai worked tirelessly on behalf of the children of Hawaii. Superintendent Matayoshi reflects on his efforts and extends condolences on behalf of the Hawaii State Department of Education.
Energy efficiency project opens Harvard-bound student’s eyes to possibilityhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/Energy-efficiency-project-.aspxEnergy efficiency project opens Harvard-bound student’s eyes to possibilityAiea High School Class of 2016 graduate Perry Arrasmith focused on the photovoltaic (PV) panels on the roofs of Aiea High for his senior capstone project. His project has inspired change at his school that HIDOE's Office of School Facilities and Support Services helped to make a reality.
More contractors show interest in Department cooling projectshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/More-contractors-show-interest-in-HIDOE-cooling-projects-.aspxMore contractors show interest in Department cooling projectsA number of qualified contractors have answered the call to apply for heat abatement work in an effort to cool more classrooms. Since March, the number of prequalified contractors has increased from 18 to 36 as HIDOE prepares to put projects back out to bid.
Rotted monkey pod tree in Hilo to be removedhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Monkeypodtreeremove.aspxRotted monkey pod tree in Hilo to be removedThe tree’s limbs are hollow from rot and estimated to weigh 15 to 20 tons.​ The removal will take place sometime before the school year begins on Aug. 1.

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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). We have no upcoming out-of-state recruitment trips planned at this time. Please sign up for notifications of our future trips by clicking the link below.
Oahu Maphttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/SchoolFinder/Pages/Oahu-Map.aspxOahu MapOahu is comprised of four districts — Honolulu, Windward, Central and Leeward — with nine Complex Areas, each with two or three Complexes. A complex is a high school plus the regional elementary and middle schools that feed into it.
Homeschoolinghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/Choosingaschool/Pages/Homeschooling-FAQs.aspxHomeschoolingThe Department has a legitimate interest in and responsibility for the appropriate education of all school age children in the State of Hawaii and recognizes homeschooling as an alternative to compulsory school attendance. Homeschooling is a parent-initiated educational alternative.
Acceptable Use Guidelineshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/BeyondTheClassroom/SafeSchools/AntiBullyingWork/Pages/Internet-and-computer-use-rules.aspxAcceptable Use GuidelinesEmployees, contracted workers, volunteers and all other non-student and non-parent users of the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) network, Internet services and digital devices must adhere to the Acceptable Use Guidelines. Violation could result in the termination of the account and/or other punitive measures.
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.

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