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Teacher compensation listening sessions announcedhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Teacher-compensation-listening-sessions-announced.aspxTeacher compensation listening sessions announcedThe Department will be hosting a series of listening sessions focused on gathering feedback to refine and potentially recommend changes to the teacher compensation system. To encourage maximum participation, two listening sessions will be held on O‘ahu, Maui and Hawai‘i Island.
September 2019 Ho‘oha‘aheohttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/0919.aspxSeptember 2019 Ho‘oha‘aheoMonthly print and digital newsletter. Waiakea Complex Area student collaboration, schools directed AC, and stories from HIDOE alumni, staff and students about what makes them #PublicSchoolProud.
Department announces 2019-20 enrollment figures for public and charter schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2019-20-enrollment.aspxDepartment announces 2019-20 enrollment figures for public and charter schoolsHawaii's public and charter schools combined enrollment for school year 2019-20 totals 179,331 students, compared to 179,698 last year, a difference of 0.2 percent.
HIDOE names 2019 Employee, Manager and Team of the Yearhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-names-2019-Employee-Manager-and-Team-of-the-Year.aspxHIDOE names 2019 Employee, Manager and Team of the YearHIDOE named its 2019 Employee, Manager and Team of the Year award winners, recognizing employees for their outstanding and continued contributions to education and the students of Hawai‘i.
Community identifies action opportunities to help achieve five promises to studentshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2030-Plan-first-draft.aspxCommunity 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.
New ʻŌlelo series explores HIDOE’s five promises to studentshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/New-Olelo-series-explores-HIDOEs-five-promises-to-students.aspxNew 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.
Schools Directed AC program empowers schools and communities to take the lead on cooling classroomshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Schools-Directed-AC.aspxSchools Directed AC program empowers schools and communities to take the lead on cooling classroomsHIDOE is empowering schools to lead the charge on cooling classrooms using a new process designed to more quickly deploy AC in buildings that can accommodate the increased energy use.
Joint Venture Education Forum celebrates 20th year of education partnerships with Hawaii’s military communityhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/JVEF-2019.aspxJoint Venture Education Forum celebrates 20th year of education partnerships with Hawaii’s military communityThe Joint Venture Education Forum (JVEF), a cooperative partnership between Hawaii’s military community, HIDOE and other community organizations, highlighted success stories of Hawaii’s military students and their families at its 20th Annual Meeting today.
Grow Our Ownhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Grow-Our-Own-2019.aspxGrow Our OwnAs part of our multi-pronged approach to teacher retention and recruitment, HIDOE has teamed up with UH College of Education to offer a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Teacher Education in Secondary Education to Hawai‘i residents - with full tuition reimbursement! Read on to learn more about this program that's been the subject of critical acclaim, including front-page coverage in the Honolulu Star Advertiser.
Hawai‘i DOE submits request to US Department of Education to amend data submissionhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-DOE-submits-request-to-US-Department-of-Education-to-amend-data-submission.aspxHawai‘i DOE submits request to US Department of Education to amend data submissionThe Hawaii State Department of Education has taken immediate steps to correct erroneous data that was submitted for the 2015-16 Civil Rights Data Collection. A comprehensive version of the revised data set will be released pending guidance from the Federal level as well as verification from the third-party vendor.
August 2019 Ho‘oha‘aheohttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/0819.aspxAugust 2019 Ho‘oha‘aheoMonthly print and digital newsletter. Each issue features new stories from across our public school system and conversations from HIDOE alumni, staff and students about what makes them #PublicSchoolProud.
Professional string musicians inspire Niu Valley Middle students with performances and advicehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Niu-Valley-Middle-music.aspxProfessional string musicians inspire Niu Valley Middle students with performances and adviceStudents were treated to performances and words of wisdom from classically trained string musicians.
Welcome to School Year 2019-20!http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/080519.aspxWelcome to School Year 2019-20!Message from Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto: As we welcome back students to our schools this week, I invite you to view this "Kick Off Your Year" video to build on the positive momentum we've seen in the last year and get grounded in the exciting work to come with our next strategic plan.
Public input sought on amendment to Hawaiʻi's ESSA Consolidated State Planhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StriveHIPerformanceSystem/Pages/ESSA-Amendment-0719.aspxPublic input sought on amendment to Hawaiʻi's ESSA Consolidated State PlanIn December 2018, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) informed the Hawaii State Department of Education that its methodology to identify schools’ student subgroups for additional targeted support and improvement (A-TSI) as described in its approved Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated State Plan did not meet federal requirements. As a result, Hawaii will submit an amendment. A public feedback window closed Aug. 16.
UH News Release: Possible exposure of public and charter school student information reportedhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/UH-News-Possible-exposure-of-public-and-charter-school-student-information-reported.aspxUH News Release: Possible exposure of public and charter school student information reportedGraduation Alliance, a vendor contracted by the University of Hawai‘i (UH) for Hawai‘i P-20 Partnerships for Education (Hawai‘i P-20), reported that Hawai‘i Department of Education (HIDOE) public and charter school student data used for college and career planning resources on the My Future Hawai‘i website may have been exposed to unauthorized access.
July 2019 Ho‘oha‘aheohttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/0719.aspxJuly 2019 Ho‘oha‘aheoWe strive to tell the stories that grow community support and involvement by celebrating successes around the exciting work being done in schools across the state as we deliver on the power and promise of public education. Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year, an overview of the 2030 Promise Plan, and more stories.
HIDOE & Hawaii Teacher Standards Board applaud Governor’s signing of House Bill 1070 in support of new teachershttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-HTSB-Joint-Statement.aspxHIDOE & Hawaii Teacher Standards Board applaud Governor’s signing of House Bill 1070 in support of new teachersHIDOE and the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board applaud Governor David Ige’s signing of House Bill 1070 into law. Act 116 will provide $600,000 in both fiscal years 2019-20 and 2020-21 for teacher stipends for the “Grow Our Own Teachers” initiative to cover annual licensing fees for new and untenured teachers.
New 'Aina Pono food delivery truck serving free meals to children on summer break from Waianae to Makahahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Aina-Pono-summer-food-truck.aspxNew 'Aina Pono food delivery truck serving free meals to children on summer break from Waianae to MakahaOn the Waianae Coast, the new ʻAina Pono food delivery truck is bringing free meals to children as part of the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) program, manned by volunteers from the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center.
HIDOE names Hilo-Waiakea Complex Area Superintendenthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hilo-Waiakea-CAS.aspxHIDOE names Hilo-Waiakea Complex Area SuperintendentEsther Kanehailua named Complex Area Superintendent to oversee East Hawaii Island schools.
Aloha to School Year 2018-19http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/0605.aspxAloha to School Year 2018-19From Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto: We wrapped up the majority of our public school graduations this past week and I have thoroughly enjoyed attending ceremonies statewide with my leadership team. Our schools have great personalities! I’d like to congratulate our educators on a successful year.

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