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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...


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.




The lifelong lesson behind the Bulldog Buck lifelong lesson behind the Bulldog Buck There’s a different energy on campus this year at Central Middle School. Principal Anne-Marie Murphy credits the school’s new Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program with helping the students and teachers start the year off on the right foot and on common ground.
Hawaii public school students outpace nation in gains on AP Exams public school students outpace nation in gains on AP ExamsHawaii’s public school students are exceeding the nation in gains on the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) Exams over the year prior. The AP results for HIDOE students who were tested last May show increases in the number of exam takers, exams taken and scores of 3 or higher.
Parents reminded to take precautions against theft in school parking lots reminded to take precautions against theft in school parking lotsParents are reminded to always secure and remove valuables from their vehicles in school parking lots to prevent thefts.
HIDOE names 2016 Employee, Manager and Team of the Year names 2016 Employee, Manager and Team of the YearHIDOE named its 2016 Employee, Manager and Team of the Year award winners, recognizing employees for their special and continued contributions to education and the students of Hawaii.
Award-winning program teaches students how to thrive under pressure program teaches students how to thrive under pressureIn 2004, James Campbell High School was the first public school in Hawaii to launch an AVID program. Since then, the school's program has expanded and was recently given the honor of being named an AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction putting it in the top one percent of AVID schools nationwide.
Recruiting high-quality teachers is a top priority high-quality teachers is a top priorityThis piece ran in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser's editorial section on Sept. 6, 2016. It was written by Barbara Krieg, assistant superintendent of Human Resources. Students are at the center of thinking, year-round, in the DOE's efforts to vet qualified teachers.

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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.
Civil Service Classifications 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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