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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 Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE). Year-round, we hire an array of teachers, educational specialists an...

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C2C

Connect to Careers

An industry-led coalition for Hawai‘i's economic future to prepare students for careers.

C2C is an industry-led coalition for Hawai‘i's economic future to collaboratively prepare students for success in high-skill, in-d...

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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

A foundation of expectations and supports to ensure equity and excellence for all.

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Strive HI System

Tracking progress in our schools to support success for all students.

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Effective teaching

Our evaluation system supports teachers in their professional practice.

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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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Leeward high schoolers use the summer to earn college creditshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/Early-College-Summer-Scholars.aspxLeeward high schoolers use the summer to earn college creditsA group of 62 rising 10th graders from Wai'anae High and Nānākuli High & Intermediate took classes at the University of Hawai'i-West O'ahu as part of a new, intensive six-week program — the Early College Summer Scholars Program — earning college and high school credits along the way.
July 2017 Inspirehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Inspire/Pages/0717.aspxJuly 2017 InspireInspirational stories from public schools. In this edition: Energy efficient strategies to cool schools advance, Solomon El breaks ground on major facilities renovations, IT initiative to address growing tech needs at schools, transition centers initiative named for the late Rep. Mark Takai, national innovation award celebrated, Roosevelt High's Gregg Abe inducted into Bandworld Legion of Honor.
Roosevelt High Director of Music inducted into Legion of Honorhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Legion-of-Honor.aspxRoosevelt High Director of Music inducted into Legion of Honor​Roosevelt High School's Director of Music Gregg Abe has been inducted into the prestigious Bandworld Legion of Honor along with six other band directors from across the U.S. this year. He is the eighth band director from Hawaii to receive the award since its inception in 1989.
Solomon Elementary breaks ground for campus-wide renovations fueled by federal granthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Solomon-Elementary-renovations.aspxSolomon Elementary breaks ground for campus-wide renovations fueled by federal grant1SG Samuel K. Solomon Elementary broke ground today on a major renovation project to construct four new classroom buildings, a new playfield and new parking areas that will transform the existing campus and provide modern facilities designed to serve 1,100 students.
July 2017 Education Updatehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0717.aspxJuly 2017 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Hawai‘i's ESSA Plan is approved by the Board of Education, interim leadership named, heat abatement and air conditioning update, high-quality transition centers initiative launched and named for the late Mark Takai, design unveiled for Hawai‘i DOE's first vertical school, update from interim superintendent Keith Hayashi.
Banyan trees infected by gall wasp infestation to be removed at McKinley High campushttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/McKinley-Banyans.aspxBanyan trees infected by gall wasp infestation to be removed at McKinley High campusMcKinley High School will begin work on Friday, July 7, 2017, to remove six Banyan trees on its front lawn that have been significantly damaged by an island-wide infestation of gall wasps. All removed Banyan trees will be replaced with Golden Trumpet trees.

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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 out-of-state recruitment trips for positions for the 2017-18 school year are finished. Please sign up to be notified of upcoming trips.
Hawaii is ahead of President’s call to reduce testing in schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/reduce-testing.aspxHawaii is ahead of President’s call to reduce testing in schoolsLast school year, the HIDOE performed a review of all of the assessments required by the state. Supt. Kathryn Matayoshi and Deputy Stephen Schatz listened to concerns from the field. As a result, HIDOE streamlined the state requirements for testing students for this school year.
Future Ready Learning presentation to Legislaturehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/Pages/FRLHILeg.aspxFuture Ready Learning presentation to LegislatureTo scale the Department's digital learning pilot statewide, funds are being sought in the 2015-17 fiscal biennium budget and other sources. The Department briefed a joint session of the education committees of the State Legislature on February 20 to review results of the 1-to-1 digital device pilot program.
DOE awarded $12.7 million to enhance safety, mental health initiativeshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DOE-awarded-$12.7-million-to-enhance-safety,-mental-health-initiatives.aspxDOE awarded $12.7 million to enhance safety, mental health initiativesStaff from three complex areas will receive training and assistance in evidence-based mental health interventions, case management, data collection and analysis, anti-bullying initiatives, and strategies to engage families and augment community resources.
Department partners with UH-Manoa College of Engineering to create academic pathway to engineering majorhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/UHM-engineering-pathway.aspxDepartment partners with UH-Manoa College of Engineering to create academic pathway to engineering majorHIDOE and the College of Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa have entered into a formal partnership to create a college-focused pathway for public high school students seeking engineering majors.

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