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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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.




Kailua El teacher one of 58 selected for national pioneer program El teacher one of 58 selected for national pioneer programKailua Elementary teacher and Technology Coordinator Greg Kent is one of 58 teachers selected nationwide for the Ultimaker Education Pioneers program.
Hawaii teachers recognized by President Barack Obama for excellence in math and science education teachers recognized by President Barack Obama for excellence in math and science educationPresident Barack Obama recognized four Hawaii teachers today as recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).
Community voices sought for input on public education plans voices sought for input on public education plansSince April, HIDOE and BOE has engaged the community as it reviews its joint Strategic Plan​. BOE members have hosted meetings in Waimea (Hawaii Island) and Wailuku, and the public has more opportunities to provide feedback at upcoming community meetings on Oahu, Kauai and Molokai.
All voices welcome in shaping our education future voices welcome in shaping our education futureSuperintendent Kathryn Matayoshi provided an update to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser about the progress made in receiving community feedback for the HIDOE/BOE Strategic Plan and ESSA State Plan, as well as plans for Phase II outreach.
Hawaii expresses concerns over ESSA regulations and implementation timing expresses concerns over ESSA regulations and implementation timing In a joint letter to the U.S. Department of Education, Governor David Ige, Hawaii State Board of Education's Chairperson Lance Mizumoto and Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi voiced concerns about the draft regulations and implementation timeline for the Every Students Succeeds Act.
Welcome back! from Supt. Kathryn Matayoshi back! from Supt. Kathryn MatayoshiAs school year 2016-17 gets under way, this letter is being sent home to parents and families with information about the Strategic Plan review and extension, which will help HIDOE build upon successes in schools and identify innovative solutions to support a high quality education for all students.

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Teacher Application FAQs Application FAQsAnswers to our commonly asked questions about applying to teach in the Department.
Substitute teacher reporting system teacher reporting systemThe Department uses a digital accounting system — The Teacher-Substitute Employee Automated System (TSEAS) — for schools to report, update and/or cancel teacher absences, which send automatic notifications to registered substitutes to alert them of work opportunities.
Oahu Map 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.
Homeschooling 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.
Out-of-state teacher recruitment schedule 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.
Community Meetings: Strategic Plan & ESSA Meetings: Strategic Plan & ESSAThe Board of Education and Hawaii State Department of Education are hosting community meetings to share draft updates of the Strategic Plan to better support student success. The Governor's ESSA Team is also sharing information about new opportunities under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. Hawaii's state plan for ESSA will be informed by the Strategic Plan. Anyone interested in public education is encouraged to attend and learn more.

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