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World Languages LanguagesThe Hawaii Department of Education's World Languages Program consists of instruction in 11 languages including American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), French, German, Hawaiian, Ilokano, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Samoan, or Spanish, at the elementary and secondary school levels.
Celebrating 2018 ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i 2018 ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘iFebruary is Hawaiian Language Month! The Islands are celebrating with events to elevate and honor the indigenous language and help raise funds for Hawaiian Language Immersion Program schools.
Department pursues expansion of Hawaiian education assessments pursues expansion of Hawaiian education assessmentsHIDOE has taken another step towards advancing Hawaiian language assessments for Hawaiian immersion students. In a collaborative effort with the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and Hawaiian language stakeholders, HIDOE is seeking federal approval for the expansion of the Kaiapuni Assessment of Educational Outcomes (KAEO) to Grades 5-8.
Building a bridge between two readiness initiatives a bridge between two readiness initiativesSixteen regional school-community teams are hosting HĀ Community Days. The goal is to bring schools and communities together to contextualize and actualize HIDOE’s HĀ policy to strengthen outcomes in the system that reflect Hawai‘i’s unique context and honor Hawaiian culture. Here, we profile the work of the Campbell-Kapolei team.
HA Community Days Community DaysSchool-community teams across the Islands collaborate on HĀ Community Days, with a goal to share HĀ and engage in discussions and activities to contextualize a learning framework and determine how to strengthen HĀ within and without HIDOE.
Results of more rigorous test show progress in academic achievement and college pathways of more rigorous test show progress in academic achievement and college pathwaysIn its second year of administering a new, more rigorous testing standard, Hawaii’s students continue to move in the right direction in meeting higher expectations for college and career readiness. An historic assessment baseline is set for Hawaiian immersion students.
USDOE grants waiver extension to Hawaiian Language test grants waiver extension to Hawaiian Language testFor the second consecutive year, HIDOE will issue a specialized assessment to Hawaiian immersion students. The U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) granted HIDOE’s request for an extended waiver that allows Hawaiian Language Immersion Program (HLIP) students to take a specialized assessment in lieu of the state’s English language arts and math student assessments.
HIDOE awarded grant to launch pilot of culturally accurate student assessments awarded grant to launch pilot of culturally accurate student assessmentsThe Office of Hawaiian Education is one of 12 recipients to receive a portion of $2 million in grants from the Assessment for Learning Project (ALP) and its partners. The winning proposal looks at designing an assessment that can support a broader and culturally accurate definition of student success in Hawaii.
E Hoʻomaikaʻi ʻia ʻo Pēpēluali ʻo ia ka Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Hoʻomaikaʻi ʻia ʻo Pēpēluali ʻo ia ka Mahina ʻŌlelo HawaiʻiE paipai ana ka ʻOihana Hoʻonaʻauao o Hawaiʻi i nā kula a pau o ka mokuʻāina e hoʻomaikaʻi pū kākou iā Pēpēluali ʻo ia ka Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi.
Celebrating February as Hawaiian Language Month February as Hawaiian Language MonthThe Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (HIDOE) encourages schools across the state to join in the celebration of February as Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, Hawaiian Language Month.
January 2016 Education Update 2016 Education UpdateIn this edition: Hour of Code, the Legacy Project at Kanoelani Elementary, top math performers in the Strive HI System, opportunities for schools and teachers, and Supt. Matayoshi offers her reflections on Hawaiian educational values for students and adults in the public school system.
No ka Papahana Kaiapuni ka Papahana KaiapuniMai ka makahiki 1987 a i ke ao nei ka lōʻihi o ka Papahana Kaiapuni ma ka ʻOihana Hoʻonaʻauao, a ʻoiai he ala kīkeʻekeʻe ka ulu ʻana o ke kaiapuni, he makepono loa ka loaʻa. Haʻaheo wale aku nō ke ʻOihana Hoʻonaʻauao i ka nui o nā kula kaiapuni a me ke kaulana o ka papahana i ʻō a ʻō no ka hoʻonaʻauao ʻana i nā keiki ma ka ʻōlelo ʻōiwi o Hawaiʻi nei a no ke komo pū i ka hoʻōla ʻana i ia ʻōlelo a nohona o nēia ʻāina.
The Foundational and Administrative Framework for Kaiapuni Education Foundational and Administrative Framework for Kaiapuni EducationThe Foundational and Administrative Framework for Kaiapuni Education (FAFKE) unifies Ka Papahana Kaiapuni and provides an orientation about the goals, philosophy, and overall approach of Hawaiian language medium education.
Pihana Nā Mamo Nā Mamo A collaborative effort of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and HIDOE, providing educational services to children and youth of Hawaiian ancestry that results in improved outcomes.
Nā Hopena A‘o (HĀ)ā Hopena A‘o (HĀ) A Department-wide framework to develop the skills, behaviors and dispositions that are reminiscent of Hawaiʻi’s unique context, and to honor the qualities and values of the indigenous language and culture of Hawaiʻi.
Hawaiian Studies Program: Kūpuna Component Studies Program: Kūpuna ComponentThe Kūpuna Component brings people from the community into the classroom. As "Kūpuna" or Cultural Personnel Resources (CPRs), practitioners and community members share their knowledge and experience with students from kindergarten to grade 6.
Hawaiian Studies StudiesHawaiian Studies is a K-12 program that provides curriculum support and resources in the instruction and learning of Hawaiian culture, history and language. This may include integration of Hawaiian concepts and content into classroom lessons delivered by teachers and/or school-level Cultural Personnel Resources.
1st place essay about kalo evokes passion for land, people place essay about kalo evokes passion for land, peopleʻAʻaliʻikumakani Dukelow, a 2015 graduate of Ke Kula Kaiapuni ʻo Kekaulike on Maui, earns a $2,500 scholarship and summer learning and cultural exchange in Washington, D.C., with his winning essay about cultivating taro.
March 2015 Strive HI 2015 Strive HIRoundup of news from the public school system. In this edition: Mililani Uka teacher honored with the $25,000 Milken Educator Award, new student assessments launch, USDOE monitoring report praises Hawaii's reform efforts with top marks, new building design yields results, Hawaiian Education advances, Future Ready Learning presentation to the Legislature, more.
Meet Kupuna Minerva Pang Kupuna Minerva PangMomilani Elementary's kupuna has taught Hawaiian values, history and culture — including free hula classes — to countless students since joining the school in 1986. Kupuna collaborate with the Hawaiian Studies program staff to bring cultural and place-based learning into the public schools.
Hawaii to administer Hawaiian assessments to immersion students to administer Hawaiian assessments to immersion studentsThe U.S. Department of Education has granted Hawaii a one-year waiver allowing immersion students to take assessments in Hawaiian, which is their primary language of instruction.
Department advances Hawaiian Education advances Hawaiian EducationVia Board Policies 2104 and 2105, the Department moves forward with Office of Hawaiian Education and a new director position. The Department also updated the Board and public on a field test of a Hawaiian-language assessment for the Kaiapuni program.
Malama Honua HonuaMālama Honua is the Worldwide Voyage of the Polynesian sailing canoe Hōkūle‘a, which spread learning grounded in culture and sustainability during its three-year, 60,000-mile journey around the earth. Mālama Honua is a journey of transformation and self-discovery that aims to inspire communities everywhere to rethink and engage. While this worldwide voyage has ended, the Educational Wa‘a sail on.
BOE sets firm support of Hawaiian Education sets firm support of Hawaiian Education The Board spent nearly one year working with stakeholders to craft policy revisions aimed at advancing Hawaiian language, culture and history in Hawaii's public schools.
Kaiapuni schools — Hawaiian language immersion schools — Hawaiian language immersionThe Department contributes to Hawaiian language revitalization by providing for K-12 Hawaiian language education. Kaiapuni schools deliver instruction exclusively through the medium of Hawaiian language until grade 5, whereupon English is formally introduced.
Hawaiian language immersion program language immersion programSince 1987, the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education has managed the Hawaiian Language Immersion Program (HLIP) in its public school system. Accomplishments range from the simple growth and expansion of kaiapuni schools to a globally recognized indigenous language and culture revitalization program.
History of Hawaiian education of Hawaiian educationEducation in Hawaii started as Hawaiian-language medium education. After the language was banned in 1896, it would not be heard in schools for four generations. The Hawaiian renaissance of the 1970s provided the spark to re-establish cultural and language-based learning.
FAQs: Hawaiian education program Hawaiian education programFrequently asked questions regarding the efforts and progress made in the Department's Hawaiian education programs.
Hawaiian Education EducationHawai'i is the only state in the United States that has designated a native language, Hawaiian, as one of its two official state languages. In 1987, in light of the Hawai'i State Constitution mandate to promote the study of Hawaiian culture, language and history, the Department of Education established the Hawaiian Studies Program and the Hawaiian Language Immersion Program, Ka Papahana Kaiapuni Hawai'i.

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