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February 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheohttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/0220.aspxFebruary 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 Voicelesshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/teachervoiceFeb2020.aspxTeacher 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 HIDOEhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Statewide-effort-to-modernize-financial-systems-begins-with-HIDOE.aspxStatewide 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 Heroeshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/Offices/TalentManagement/Pages/Homes-for-Heroes.aspxHomes 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 teachershttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Compensation-Study-2020.aspxCompensation 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 breakhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Sponsors-Summer-Food-Service-Program--to-provide-meals-for-children-during-summer-break.aspxSponsors 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.
Moanalua, Hilo High seniors headed to D.C. for U.S. Senate Youth Programhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Moanalua,-Hilo-High-seniors-headed-to-D.C.-for-U.S.-Senate-Youth-Program.aspxMoanalua, Hilo High seniors headed to D.C. for U.S. Senate Youth ProgramKate Helbush, a senior at Moanalua High School, and Jennifer Kamimura, a senior at Hilo High School, will represent Hawai‘i at the 58th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) in Washington, D.C., this March.
More Hawaii teachers obtain highest certification in professionhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Celebrating-2019-National-Board-Certified-Teachers.aspxMore Hawaii teachers obtain highest certification in professionThe Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is celebrating 54 of its teachers statewide who have earned or renewed their National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification – a recognition for meeting the highest standards for teaching. 
Parents encouraged to provide feedback on their child’s public schoolhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/SQS-2020-Parent-Partcipation.aspxParents encouraged to provide feedback on their child’s public schoolThe Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (HIDOE) released its annual School Quality Survey (SQS) to gather feedback from students, parents/guardians and staff about its public schools.
Randall Tanaka appointed as Assistant Superintendent for Office of Facilities and Operationshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Randall-Tanaka-appointed-as-Assistant-Superintendent-for-OFO.aspxRandall Tanaka appointed as Assistant Superintendent for Office of Facilities and OperationsRandall Tanaka has been named assistant superintendent for the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education’s Office of Facilities and Operations. He will oversee construction and maintenance of school facilities and operations of food services, transportation and security.
January 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheohttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/0120.aspxJanuary 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheoMonthly print and digital newsletter. This month's edition features stories focused on legislative topics and civic engagement as Hawai‘i's 2020 legislative session kicks off Jan. 15.
Board approves HIDOE proposal to incentivize critical teacher shortage areashttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Board-approves-HIDOE-proposal-to-incentivize-critical-teacher-shortage-areas.aspxBoard approves HIDOE proposal to incentivize critical teacher shortage areasThe Hawaii State Board of Education (BOE) today approved the Department’s proposal to provide extra compensation for classroom teachers in three high-need areas: special education, hard-to-staff geographical locations, and Hawaiian language immersion programs.
Hawai‘i DOE introduces proposal to tackle teacher shortage through pay incentiveshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-DOE-introduces-proposal-to-tackle-teacher-shortage-through-pay-incentives.aspxHawai‘i DOE introduces proposal to tackle teacher shortage through pay incentivesThe Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE) announced a new initiative to tackle Hawai‘i’s teacher shortage by providing incentives for educators teaching in critical areas.
November/December 2019 Ho‘oha‘aheohttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/1119.aspxNovember/December 2019 Ho‘oha‘aheoMonthly print and digital newsletter. Strive HI: Schools credit project-based learning, student-centered cultures for academic gains, Grow Our Own teacher Jacie Miyashiro, art opportunities and more stories from HIDOE alumni, staff and students about what makes them #PublicSchoolProud.
Hickam Elementary dedicates new Media Center and Makerspace facilities to boost STEM achievementhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hickam-Elementary-new-building.aspxHickam Elementary dedicates new Media Center and Makerspace facilities to boost STEM achievementHickam Elementary dedicated a new facility dedicated to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in a ceremony with excited students, parents and staff. The new two-story building houses a media center, makerspaces, student support services and the administration office.
HIDOE to provide free Hawaiian language courses for all employees through UH Community Collegeshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HawaiianLanguageLearningOpportunity.aspxHIDOE to provide free Hawaiian language courses for all employees through UH Community CollegesUpon successful completion, teachers will be able to receive professional development credits and all other employees will be able to earn college credit.
Solomon Elementary unveils $90 million renovated campushttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/solomondedication.aspxSolomon Elementary unveils $90 million renovated campus1SG Samuel K. Solomon Elementary School held a dedication ceremony to mark the completion of its new two-story, four-building school complex. The dedication also commemorates the school’s 50th anniversary.
Hawaii’s ELL students show progress on Nation’s Report Cardhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Nations-Report-Card.aspxHawaii’s ELL students show progress on Nation’s Report CardResults released today by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) show double-digit gains for Hawaii’s fourth grade English Language Learners (ELL). State average scaled scores for fourth grade ELL students increased by 26 points for reading and 13 points for mathematics compared to 2017 results, outpacing the nation’s growth (+2 reading; +2 mathematics).
October 2019 Ho‘oha‘aheohttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/1019.aspxOctober 2019 Ho‘oha‘aheoMonthly print and digital newsletter. This month's issue is a special Teacher of the Year Edition featuring the 2020 Complex Area Teachers of the Year and what makes them #PublicSchoolProud.
Ka‘imiloa Elementary School’s Cecilia Chung named 2020 Hawaii State Teacher of the Yearhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2020-Hawaii-State-Teacher-of-the-Year.aspxKa‘imiloa Elementary School’s Cecilia Chung named 2020 Hawaii State Teacher of the YearKa‘imiloa Elementary School teacher Cecilia Chung was named the 2020 Hawaiʻi State Teacher of the Year.

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