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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.
Hawaii DOE celebrates Unity Day to promote safe and inclusive school environmentshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-celebrates-Unity-Day-to-promote-safe-and-inclusive-school-environments.aspxHawaii DOE celebrates Unity Day to promote safe and inclusive school environmentsThe Hawai‘i State Department of Education celebrated Unity Day today. All students and staff members were encouraged to wear orange to stand in solidarity in support of safe and inclusive schools and communities. This year’s theme is, “Together with Aloha, United for Kindness, Acceptance and Inclusion.”
Mililani High and Waipahu High leaders honored as Principal and Vice Principal of the Yearhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Mililani-High-and-Waipahu-High-leaders-honored-as-Principal-and-Vice-Principal-of-the-Year.aspxMililani High and Waipahu High leaders honored as Principal and Vice Principal of the YearThe Hawaii Association of Secondary School Administrators honored Fred Murphy from Mililani High School as the state’s National Distinguished Principal of the Year and Meryl Matsumura from Waipahu High School as the Vice Principal of the Year.
Ewa Makai Middle dedicates new $24 million classroom winghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Ewa-Makai-Middle-dedicates-new-campus-wing.aspxEwa Makai Middle dedicates new $24 million classroom wingEwa Makai Middle celebrated the dedication of a new 24-room, two-story campus wing to accommodate approximately 450 new sixth-graders.
HIDOE Launches Campaign to Increase FAFSA Completionhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/FAFSA2019.aspxHIDOE Launches Campaign to Increase FAFSA CompletionHIDOE is launching a campaign to boost the number of students completing the FAFSA.
4 public school educators honored with Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teachinghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2019PAEMSTwinners.aspx4 public school educators honored with Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching​Four Hawai‘i public school teachers were awarded one of the nation's most prestigious honors for teachers.
Niu Valley Middle School breaks ground on new World Language Centerhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Niu-Valley-Middle-School-World-Language-Center.aspxNiu Valley Middle School breaks ground on new World Language CenterThe Hawaii State Department of Education held a groundbreaking ceremony at Niu Valley Middle School on Thursday, Oct. 10 for its new World Language Center.
Kapolei High students give back during fall break and gain valuable building industry experiencehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kapolei-High-GCA-building-project.aspxKapolei High students give back during fall break and gain valuable building industry experienceUnder mentoring by industry professionals, Kapolei High students built a brand-new stage for Makakilo Elementary’s cafeteria.
HIDOE awarded nearly $50 million in five-year Comprehensive Literacy State Development Granthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Striving-Readers-Comprehensive-Literacy-Grant .aspxHIDOE awarded nearly $50 million in five-year Comprehensive Literacy State Development GrantThe Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) was awarded $49,839,514 through a five-year federal grant aimed at supporting language and literacy development growth in Hawaii public schools.

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