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Civil Rights Compliance Branch (CRCB) Rights Compliance Branch (CRCB)The CRCB, in the Office of Talent Management, is committed to the Hawaii State Department of Education's (HIDOE) overall compliance with Federal, State, HIDOE Administrative Rules, and Policies, which strictly prohibit any form of discrimination.
Free Grab-and-Go meals program launching at 203 public schools this fall Grab-and-Go meals program launching at 203 public schools this fallUPDATE: The Grab-and-Go school meals program providing free meals to children ages 18 and younger at 203 public schools has been extended through Jun. 30, 2021.
Flu Vaccination Locator Vaccination LocatorLocate a vaccinating pharmacy or clinic in your neighborhood using the Department of Health's Vaccine Locator
2030 Promise Plan Progress Promise Plan ProgressMahalo for your interest in the 2030 Promise Plan, which will guide Hawai‘i's public school system from 2020 to 2030. We have identified five student promises to realize in every school by 2030, focusing on creative ideas and solutions toward a thriving, sustainable state grounded in the values of HĀ.
HIDOE partners with DonorsChoose to help educators fund classroom projects and resources partners with DonorsChoose to help educators fund classroom projects and resourcesHIDOE today announced a new partnership with the national nonprofit DonorsChoose, an education crowdfunding site that helps teachers obtain financial support for classroom projects and resources.
HIDOE COVID-19 Information and Updates COVID-19 Information and UpdatesThis resource page provides weekly updates to the public on confirmed COVID-19 cases in the HIDOE system.
Return to Learn to LearnThe Department is working closely with state and federal agencies to safely reopen campuses for the 2020-21 school year. Please continue to check back here for updates. We will be adding details and information about what staff, parents and students can expect when school reopen in the fall.
Community invited to provide input on Hawai‘i DOE’s next 10 years invited to provide input on Hawai‘i DOE’s next 10 yearsThe Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is seeking feedback on the first draft of a 2030 Promise Plan, which will guide the Department for the next decade, centered around five promises to students. A step-by-step toolkit for the community to provide feedback is available at Feedback will be gathered through August 1, with a first draft of the plan to be delivered in September.
New ʻŌlelo series explores HIDOE’s five promises to students ʻŌlelo series explores HIDOE’s five promises to studentsPublic school educators and students share how they’re living out Hawai‘i, Equity, School Design, Empowerment, and Innovation.
Improved Educator Effectiveness System praised Educator Effectiveness System praisedChanges made to improve the Educator Effectiveness System based on teacher feedback helps increase understanding of the supports in place to help them advance their practice, according to a survey.
Educator Effectiveness System survey gathers teacher feedback Effectiveness System survey gathers teacher feedbackThe survey gathered teacher feedback on their experiences and opinions regarding the Educator Effectiveness System to help better understand its strengths and identify areas for improvement.
Community identifies action opportunities to help achieve five promises to students identifies action opportunities to help achieve five promises to studentsNearly 2,800 stakeholders responded to the call for equity, excellence and innovation in public schools during the summer. A Phase II feedback window on a first draft of the 2030 Promise Plan is open through Sept. 20, 2019.
Teachers drive improvement through Hawaii Lab Cohorts drive improvement through Hawaii Lab CohortsHawaii Lab Cohorts are teacher learning communities within complex areas and schools that offer an effective approach to professional growth for teachers, allowing for continuous improvement. A shining example is in the Kailua-Kalaheo Complex Area. In its fourth year of implementation, the cohort has grown from school-level English Language Arts teams to complex-wide labs in ELA and math, soon to expand to science.
About School Design School DesignSchool Design is the purposeful design of schools to ensure that every student is highly engaged in a rigorous, creative and innovative academic curriculum, in their learning environment, and in powerful applied learning practices aligned to college and careers. Click the link below to visit our Portfolio of School Designs.
ESSA dashboard dashboardPerformance data by school and statewide as part of Hawaii's Consolidated State Plan under federal education law — the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA. Data shown reflect results from School Year/Fiscal Year 2017-18. Click the toggle bar to select a school, then click through the tabs at top to view the various data sets.
About the Panorama Student Survey the Panorama Student SurveyOne part of the Educator Effectiveness Survey (EES) related to the evaluation of teacher practice is the student survey, also known as the Panorama Student Survey. All students in grades 3-12 are eligible to participate in the Panorama Student Survey.
School bells ring, but why? bells ring, but why?School communities are being asked to "think out of the box" about how to deliver upon five student promises by 2030 as part of the public school system's next 10 years of strategic planning. What do schools need to do to advance equity, excellence and innovation for all, and what current procedures, policies, infrastructure and other elements should be reconsidered? State Office Teacher Bobby Widhalm shares his thoughts about the school bell.
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.
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.
Out-of-state teacher recruitment job fair schedule teacher recruitment job fair scheduleThank you for your interest in employment with the Hawaii State Department of Education.
Teacher Application FAQs Application FAQsAnswers to our commonly asked questions about applying to teach in the Department.
Seal of Biliteracy of BiliteracyThe Hawai‘i State Board of Education established a Seal of Biliteracy to be awarded upon graduation to students who demonstrate a high proficiency in both of the state's two official languages (English and Hawaiian) OR either of the state’s two official languages and at least one additional language, including American Sign Language.
Hawaii Island Map Island MapThe Hawaii District includes three Complex Areas: Hilo-Waiakea, Kau-Keaau-Pahoa, and Honokaa-Kealakehe-Kohala-Konawaena. A Complex is a high school plus the regional elementary and middle schools that feed into it, and a Complex Area is a grouping of two or more Complexes.
Kauai Map MapKauai schools form their own Complex Area, comprised of three Complexes — Kauai, Kapaa and Waimea. A complex is a high school plus the regional elementary and middle schools that feed into it.
Maui County Map County Map
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)ESSA is a reauthorization of federal education law, replacing the prior reauthorization known as No Child Left Behind. It was implemented in school year 2017-18. The Hawai‘i DOE's state ESSA plan for federal funding under the law, led by our Strategic Plan, was approved by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) in January 2018.
Staff Capacity CapacityMaintaining staff capacity and performance during these uncertain times remains a priority for the Department. In addition to working with labor unions and adhering to employment laws, the Department continues to create professional development and training opportunities, while incorporating applicable telework arrangements to meet staff needs.
A letter from Superintendent Kishimoto to HIDOE parents and guardians letter from Superintendent Kishimoto to HIDOE parents and guardiansSupt. Kishimoto personally thanks parents for their support during the transition to distance learning and provides a look back on the Department's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Contingency Planning PlanningAs the Department moves forward with reopening schools, contingency plans are regularly being reviewed and updated. From a designated emergency planning team to COVID-19 monitoring and reporting, the Department continues to plan for the possibility of additional interruptions to the school year as a result of COVID-19.

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