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Civil Rights Compliance Office (CRCO)http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/CRCO.aspxCivil Rights Compliance Office (CRCO)The CRCO is committed to the Hawaii State Department of Education's (HIDOE) overall compliance with Federal, State, DOE Administrative Rules, and Policy, which strictly prohibit any form of discrimination.
Every Student Succeeds Act — FAQshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StriveHIPerformanceSystem/Pages/ESSA.aspxEvery Student Succeeds Act — FAQsESSA is a reauthorization of federal education law, replacing the prior reauthorization known as No Child Left Behind. These frequently asked questions provide some answers for impacts to Hawaii as we transition to its requirements by school year 2017-18. HIDOE anticipates submitting the state’s ESSA plan for funding, led by our Strategic Plan, to the U.S. Department of Education in September.
Heat abatement program at public schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/SchoolFacilities/Pages/Heat-Abatement.aspxHeat abatement program at public schoolsThe 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.
Superintendent Searchhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/Pages/Supt-Search.aspxSuperintendent SearchThe Hawaii Board of Education is conducting a search for the superintendent's position via Ray and Associates. Please submit all application materials by April 6, 2017.
Construction boom forcing delay in cooling public school classroomshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/LeadershipProfilesAndStaff/Pages/Construction-boom-forcing-delay-in-cooling-public-school-classrooms.aspxConstruction boom forcing delay in cooling public school classroomsDann Carlson, Assistant Superintendent for the Office of School Facilities and Support Services, penned this piece for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser to provide an update on HIDOE's heat abatement efforts.
School Year 2012-13 results: Strive HIhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StriveHIPerformanceSystem/Pages/2012-13-results.aspxSchool Year 2012-13 results: Strive HIResults for the Department's school accountability and improvement system for School Year 2012-13, released August 2013. Strive HI is meant to be a diagnostic tool to strategically deploy resources and supports to schools; it is not a tool to rank schools.
Strategic Plan Update, May 24, 2016http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StrategicPlan/Pages/052416.aspxStrategic Plan Update, May 24, 2016One in a series of updates about the Strategic Plan review and extension process taking place in 2016. Please click the link below to have these updates sent to your inbox.
Board approves policy change in teacher evaluationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/BOE-approves-policy-changes.aspxBoard approves policy change in teacher evaluationThe BOE approved recommendations to revise its policy on Teacher Performance Evaluation. Joint-committee members of the HSTA and HIDOE presented the recommended changes, which were subsequently recommended by Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi to the BOE removing student test scores as required for teacher performance evaluation.
Strategic Plan update: May 16, 2016http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StrategicPlan/Pages/051616.aspxStrategic Plan update: May 16, 2016Third in a series of email updates on the DOE/BOE Strategic Plan review and extension process. Click the subscribe link below to get these updates sent to your inbox.
Preventing heat-related illnesshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/HealthAndNutrition/WellnessGuidelines/Pages/preventing-heat-related-illness.aspxPreventing heat-related illnessDuring the hottest months of the school year, it's important that all parents and guardians heed these recommendations to help prepare children for warm temperatures.
Strategic Plan Update: May 6, 2016http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StrategicPlan/Pages/050616.aspxStrategic Plan Update: May 6, 2016One in a series of email updates on the Strategic Plan review and extension process. Click the subscribe link below to get these updates sent to your inbox.
Strategic Plan update: April 21, 2016http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StrategicPlan/Pages/042116.aspxStrategic Plan update: April 21, 2016First in a series of email updates on the Strategic Plan review and extension process. Click the subscribe link below to get these updates sent to your inbox.
July 2016 Education Updatehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/July-2016.aspxJuly 2016 Education UpdateIn this edition: An important update on heat abatement and the Cool Schools initiative, Supt. Matayoshi talks about community outreach for the Strategic Plan and implications of new federal law, plus opportunities for schools and educators, and upcoming events.
March 2017 Inspirehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Inspire/Pages/0317.aspxMarch 2017 InspireInspirational stories from public schools. In this edition: Leilehua JROTC heading to Cyberpatriot nationals, 10 Hawaii public school students medal in national Scholastic Art Awards, district science fairs spotlight students tackling issues, Kawananakoa Middle celebrates auditorium renovation, Farrington High dedicates new stadium and field, Ka'ala El teacher Kaitlyn Huff named Milken Teacher of Promise, more.
Hawaii expresses concerns over ESSA regulations and implementation timing http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/ESSA-Concerns.aspxHawaii 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.
School Year 2013-14 results: Strive HIhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StriveHIPerformanceSystem/Pages/2013-14-results.aspxSchool Year 2013-14 results: Strive HIResults for the Department's school accountability and improvement system for School Year 2013-14, released August 2014. Strive HI is meant to be a diagnostic tool to strategically deploy resources and supports to schools; it is not a tool to rank schools.
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.
Strategic Plan Update: Aug. 22, 2016http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StrategicPlan/Pages/0822.aspxStrategic Plan Update: Aug. 22, 2016One in a series of email updates on the Strategic Plan review and extension process. Click the subscribe link below to get these updates sent to your inbox.
Department of Education moves forward on energy efficiency goalshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/honowaiefficiency.aspxDepartment of Education moves forward on energy efficiency goalsHonowai Elementary in Waipahu is the first HIDOE campus to complete a school retrofit with campus-wide energy efficiencies and energy generation. These efforts are part of the Department's Ka Hei program that integrates innovative energy technology with meaningful learning experiences, all while reducing energy costs.
Community partnerships with public schools thriving in Hawaiihttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/Community-Partnerships-Thrive.aspxCommunity partnerships with public schools thriving in HawaiiIn caring for our children, many have heard the saying, “It takes a village.” That saying holds true in public education, where community partners support Hawaii’s commitment to developing young minds through grants and projects that enrich the learning environment.
Strategic Plan Update: Nov. 22, 2016http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StrategicPlan/Pages/112216.aspxStrategic Plan Update: Nov. 22, 2016One in a series of email updates on the Strategic Plan review and extension process. Click the subscribe link below to get these updates sent to your inbox.
Community Meetings: Strategic Plan & ESSAhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StrategicPlan/Pages/Community-Meetings.aspxCommunity 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.
Strategic Plan Update: Sept. 26, 2016http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StrategicPlan/Pages/092616.aspxStrategic Plan Update: Sept. 26, 2016One in a series of email updates on the Strategic Plan review and extension process. Click the subscribe link below to get these updates sent to your inbox.
Internet safetyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/BeyondTheClassroom/SafeSchools/AntiBullyingWork/Pages/Internet-safety.aspxInternet safetyInternet safety is being aware of victimizing issues online such as being ripped off, disrespected, bullied, harrassed, scammed or stalked while online. We nurture a safe digital learning environment in our schools. This means promoting the idea of digital citizenship, defined as being a responsible, safe and ethical user of digital and internet technologies.
How can I donate an air conditioner?http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/SchoolFacilities/Pages/AC-Donation.aspxHow can I donate an air conditioner?Individuals and organizations who want to make donations for air conditioning can do so following these steps. Please review this information thoroughly, and contact Auxiliary Services with any additional questions.
Strategic Plan Update: June 8, 2016http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StrategicPlan/Pages/060816.aspxStrategic Plan Update: June 8, 2016​One in a series of updates about the Strategic Plan review and extension process taking place in 2016. Please click the link below to have these updates sent to your inbox.​​​
Strategic Plan Update: July 7, 2016http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StrategicPlan/Pages/070716.aspxStrategic Plan Update: July 7, 2016One in a series of email updates on the Strategic Plan review and extension process. Click the subscribe link below to get these updates sent to your inbox.
Washington Middle School’s Sung Man Park named Hawaii’s 2017 State Teacher of the Yearhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Teacher-of-the-Year.aspxWashington Middle School’s Sung Man Park named Hawaii’s 2017 State Teacher of the YearWashington Middle School teacher Sung Man Park was named Hawaii's 2017 State Teacher of the Year. The honor is presented annually to a classroom teacher selected from more than 11,000 educators within the Hawaii State Department of Education.
Strategic Plan Update: July 27, 2016http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StrategicPlan/Pages/072716.aspxStrategic Plan Update: July 27, 2016One in a series of email updates on the Strategic Plan review and extension process. Click the subscribe link below to get these updates sent to your inbox.
Cooling classrooms a complicated jobhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/SchoolFacilities/Pages/contractors.aspxCooling classrooms a complicated jobMost of the work associated with the school-cooling projects go well beyond installing air conditioning, including hazardous material abatement, structural reinforcements, replacing windows and adding photovoltaic (PV) systems with battery backups, and other specialized work. This was written for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

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