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Path to graduation

How to earn a diploma from Hawai‘i'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 Hawai‘i

About 8 percent of our students are military connected. Get 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 qualified teachers and other professionals for schools, offices.

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


Strategic Planning

2030 Promise Plan

We have identified five student promises to realize in every school by 2030.

Mahalo for your interest in the 2030 Promise Plan, which will guide Hawai‘i's public school system from 2020 to 2030. We have iden...


Free & Reduced Price Lunch

Feeding keiki

Nutritious 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...


Strategic Plan

Hawai‘i's action plan to deliver excellence in education for all keiki.

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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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Featured Article

The Department's Budget

The Department operates Hawaii's public schools on a $2.1 billion budget comprised primarily of state funds (82 percent). It develops and upgrades facilities with a separate $559 million Capital Improvements Program (CIP) budget sourced almost entirely from the state. Learn about the DOE budget, state comparisons and more.




February 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheo 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheoMonthly print and digital newsletter. This month's issue is dedicated to highlighting special education stories and the work of HIDOE’s Office of Student Support Services.
Teacher Voice: A Voice for the Voiceless Voice: A Voice for the VoicelessRoosevelt High special education teacher Derek Govin strives to help his students develop authentic voice.
Statewide effort to modernize financial systems begins with HIDOE effort to modernize financial systems begins with HIDOEThe Hawaii State Department of Education is leading the state’s effort by modernizing its Financial Management System, a vital accounting platform for all employees.
Homes for Heroes for HeroesHomes for Heroes is a new initiative aimed at providing exclusive housing opportunities for our teachers and their families. Along with Hawaii’s police and firefighters, teachers and their families will be able to lease military housing, usually only available to active-duty service members.
Compensation study finds cost of living, salary compression top issues for Hawaii’s teachers study finds cost of living, salary compression top issues for Hawaii’s teachersResults from an independent teacher compensation study commissioned by HIDOE show Hawaii’s cost of living and compression of salaries for experienced educators as the top challenges to recruiting and retaining public school teachers.
Sponsors sought for Summer Food Service Program to provide meals for children during summer break sought for Summer Food Service Program to provide meals for children during summer breakThe USDA’s Summer Food Service Program is seeking sponsor organizations on all islands to help provide children in low-income communities with free meals during the summer months when many schools are not in session.

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Teacher/Student access to Origo math games access to Origo math gamesAs part of the Hawaii State Department of Education's use of Stepping Stones curriculum for K-5 mathematics, access for teachers and students has been granted free access to Origo Education's Fundamentals channel, which includes online math games.
Subject matter standards matter standardsBelow is a list of the standards that the Hawaii DOE use to ensure students are being exposed to rigorous and age-appropriate benchmarks of learning. Standards are not curriculum, but expectations of what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. Visit our Learning Design site to learn more about curriculum design aligned to standards.
HawaiiPay HawaiiPay project is led by the Dept. of Accounting and General Services in partnership with the Office of Enterprise Technology Services to modernize payroll and time & attendance systems serving roughly 63,000 full- and part-time employees statewide.
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.
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.
Nā Hopena A‘o (HĀ)ā Hopena A‘o (HĀ) A Department-wide framework to develop the skills, behaviors and dispositions that are reminiscent of Hawaiʻi’s unique context, and to honor the qualities and values of the indigenous language and culture of Hawaiʻi.

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