|HIDOE & Hawaii Teacher Standards Board applaud Governor’s signing of House Bill 1070 in support of new teachers||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-HTSB-Joint-Statement.aspx||HIDOE & Hawaii Teacher Standards Board applaud Governor’s signing of House Bill 1070 in support of new teachers||HIDOE 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 Makaha||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Aina-Pono-summer-food-truck.aspx||New 'Aina Pono food delivery truck serving free meals to children on summer break from Waianae to Makaha||On 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 Superintendent||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hilo-Waiakea-CAS.aspx||HIDOE names Hilo-Waiakea Complex Area Superintendent||Esther Kanehailua named Complex Area Superintendent to oversee East Hawaii Island schools.|
|Aloha to School Year 2018-19||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/0605.aspx||Aloha to School Year 2018-19||From 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. |
|Record number of public schools offering free meals to children this summer||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-2019-Seamless-Summer-Option.aspx||Record number of public schools offering free meals to children this summer||This year, 71 public schools will serve meals through the Hawaii State Department of Education's summer food service program, Seamless Summer Option.|
|May 2019 Inspire||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Inspire/Pages/0519.aspx||May 2019 Inspire||Inspirational stories from Hawai'i's public schools. In this edition: Help us plan for the next decade, Kohala High dedicates a new STEM facility, celebrating the class of 2019, National Merit Scholarship winners, more stories.|
|Two Hawai’i public school students selected as National Merit Scholarship winners||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Two-Hawaii-public-school-students-selected-as-National-Merit-Scholarship-winners.aspx||Two Hawai’i public school students selected as National Merit Scholarship winners||The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the awardees for this year’s National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners. Students from two Hawai'i public schools were selected for this honor out of 15,000 national finalists.|
|Kohala High dedicates new facility to boost STEM learning and achievement||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kohala-High-dedicates-new-facility-to-boost-STEM-learning-and-achievement.aspx||Kohala High dedicates new facility to boost STEM learning and achievement||The new state-of-the-art facility is comprised of four single-story classroom buildings connected by a covered walkway that provides a new physical science lab, biochemistry lab, natural resources lab, two general classrooms and additional office space.|
|Hawaii history students need help telling WWII Silent Hero stories||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-history-students-need-help-telling-WWII-Silent-Hero-stories.aspx||Hawaii history students need help telling WWII Silent Hero stories||Five student-educator teams from Hawaii public schools will participate this Memorial Day in the telling of untold stories of American service members buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific as part of Sacrifice for Freedom: World War II in the Pacific Student & Teacher Institute, a student-teacher cooperative learning program.|
|School bells ring, but why?||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/school-bell.aspx||School 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.|
|Community invited to provide input on Hawai‘i DOE’s next 10 years||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2030-Promise-Plan-feedback-toolkit.aspx||Community invited to provide input on Hawai‘i DOE’s next 10 years||The 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 HawaiiPublicSchools.org. Feedback will be gathered through August 1, with a first draft of the plan to be delivered in September.
|2019 Hawaii National Distinguished Principal ||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2019-Hawaii-National-Distinguished-Principal-.aspx||2019 Hawaii National Distinguished Principal ||The Hawaii Elementary and Middle School Administrators Association named Principal Stacie Kunihisa from Kanoelani Elementary School as the 2019 Hawaii National Distinguished Principal. Kunihisa will join the National Association of Elementary School Principals awardees from the other 49 states in Washington D.C. in October.|
|Hawai'i public school teachers named finalists for Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2019-PAEMST.aspx||Hawai'i public school teachers named finalists for Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching||Hawaii public school teachers Daniel Taira (Lehua Elementary), Laura Cummings (Sunset Beach Elementary), Richard Brian Ogawa (Kanoelani Elementary) and Stacie Tateyama (Kipapa Elementary) have been selected as state finalists for one of the nation's most prestigious honors bestowed upon teachers — the Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, or PAEMST.|
|May 2019 Education Update||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0519.aspx||May 2019 Education Update||Monthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: New contracting method is expediting repairs, Ala Wai El's Kwee named national LifeChanger of the Year, Mililani Middle breaks ground on new classroom, more stories.|
|April 2019 Strive HI||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/0419.aspx||April 2019 Strive HI||News and success stories from across Hawai‘i's public school system. In this edition: More students graduate with honors, Farrington students build a legacy project, More roof repairs with a new contracting method, more stories.|
|Farrington students take pride in ‘legacy’ project for World Surf League||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/farringtonWSLpartnership.aspx||Farrington students take pride in ‘legacy’ project for World Surf League||“This is our legacy. No other school can say they did something like this.”|
|Mililani Middle breaks ground on New Classroom Building project, will allow single-track school year when completed||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Mililani-Middle-Groundbreaking.aspx||Mililani Middle breaks ground on New Classroom Building project, will allow single-track school year when completed||Mililani Middle's New Classroom Building project was launched to construct a new three-story structure that will house 15 classrooms to serve the school's nearly 1,900 students. When complete, it will provide the expanded classroom capacity needed to allow the school to adopt a single-track school year to replace its current multi-track calendar.|
|HIDOE completing school roof repairs more quickly under new contracting method||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/school-roof-repairs.aspx||HIDOE completing school roof repairs more quickly under new contracting method||The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is more quickly working through backlogged roof repair projects at schools utilizing a new contracting method to expedite common repairs.|
|More students graduate with honors, according to the College and Career Readiness Indicators Report||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/More-students-graduate-with-honors-according-to-the-College-and-Career-Readiness-Indicators-Report.aspx||More students graduate with honors, according to the College and Career Readiness Indicators Report||The recently published College and Careers Readiness Indicators Report released by Hawai‘i P-20 Partnerships for Education shows a steady increase in the number of students who have earned the DOE’s Honors Recognition Certificate. The Class of 2018 also included more students who took the Advanced Placement exam.|
|Grade everybody or grade no one, but be fair to public schools||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/040319.aspx||Grade everybody or grade no one, but be fair to public schools||From Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto: I want to talk about a double standard in Hawai‘i’s education system. Every year, Honolulu Magazine puts out a “Grading the Public Schools” edition that ranks schools on a bell curve. And every year that same magazine puts out a “Private School Guide” with lovely pictures and narratives and your questions answered about navigating the admission and payment processes. Be fair. Judge us equally.