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April 2019 Strive HIhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/0419.aspxApril 2019 Strive HINews 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.
February 2019 Strive HIhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/0219.aspxFebruary 2019 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawai‘i's public school system. In this edition: FAFSA Dashboard launches, teacher Sara King and counselor Desire DeSoto win prestigious awards for excellence, Kauai teachers prepare for student survey of social-emotional learning and school culture, Na Ali'i video series launches, more stories.
December 2018 Strive HIhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/1218.aspxDecember 2018 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawai‘i's public school system. In this edition: Future Schools Now to modernize HIDOE's facilities management, Niu Valley Middle music teacher Zachary Morita wins $100,000 grant for a Music Olympic Invitational, Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto sends holiday greetings with the help of students from Hickam Elementary, more stories.
October 2018 Strive HIhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/1018.aspxOctober 2018 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawai‘i's public school system. In this edition: Three Hawai‘i DOE schools named to the National Blue Ribbon Schools program by the U.S. DOE, three Hawai‘i DOE teachers are in the running for $100,000 grants in the Dream Big Teacher Challenge, the Harvest of the Month program returns with featured ingredient 'ulu, more stories.
August 2018 Strive HIhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/0818.aspxAugust 2018 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: Update on addressing air quality at Big Island schools during eruption events, initiatives to grow the teacher talent pipeline, teachers share their virtual open classrooms, Waipahu High alum creates an engaging STEM summer camp, two HIDOE science teachers named Einstein Fellows, more stories.
June 2018 Strive HIhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/0618.aspxJune 2018 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: Waipahu High valedictorian chooses teaching as his career path, King Kamehameha III El drives academic improvements with positive culture, real-world learning flourishes at Farrington High thanks to partnership with the World Surf League, an update from CAS Chad Farias on the ongoing eruption at Kilauea, more stories.
April 2018 Strive HIhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/0418.aspxApril 2018 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: Hawai'i's grade 8 reading stands out in biannual "Nation's Report Card," Farm to School gets a new name and look with ‘Aina Pono, public feedback on the Hawai‘i DOE's draft Computer Science Action Plan is sought through April 16, more stories.
March 2018 Strive HIhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/0318.aspxMarch 2018 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: Multiclassroom project kicks off at Campbell High, Ken Kakesako is named a Milken Educator of Promise, Leilehua High's JROTC team returns to the CyberPatriot national finals again, students organize Roosevelt High's College & Career Readiness Fair, more stories.
Climbing a mountain in Upcountry Maui paying off at King Kekaulikehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/KKHS-17-StriveHI.aspxClimbing a mountain in Upcountry Maui paying off at King KekaulikeJust two years ago, the student readiness picture at King Kekaulike High was murky, as students struggled to demonstrate deep understanding of core subjects and the on-time graduation rate was running 11 points below the state’s. But what a difference two years makes. An all-in approach with interventions and co-teaching, among other efforts, is improving student outcomes.
Pauoa Elementary: The little school that didhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/StriveHI17-Pauoa.aspxPauoa Elementary: The little school that didThis small Title I school is at the epicenter of an academic earthquake. With high achievement results in language arts, mathematics and science, and a low achievement gap between students with high-needs and their peers, more students are getting what they need to learn at the highest levels at this school. Here's what they're doing.
October 2017 Strive HIhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/1017.aspxOctober 2017 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: Hawaii public school students see double-digit rise in AP tests taken and passed, Strive HI System results show steady statewide performance, Maunakea Scholars program sees explosive growth, learn more about an implementation plan for the Strategic Plan focusing on three high-impact strategies.
Strive HI reports show statewide school performance measures remain steadyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2016-17-Strive-HI.aspxStrive HI reports show statewide school performance measures remain steadyHIDOE shared its 2016-17 Strive HI Performance System results this evening during the Board of Education community meeting. The school accountability system focuses on state and school progress on Strategic Plan Student Success Objectives and provides educators and communities with information to take action for student learning.
School Every Day is life changinghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StriveHIPerformanceSystem/Pages/chronic-absence.aspxSchool Every Day is life changingDid you know that one of the strongest predictors of student success or failure is, on the surface, one that seems easy to do? Chronic Absenteeism — missing 15 or more days in a school year, just two or three days a month — leads to a host of academic ailments. Here's how you can help.
August 2017 Strive HIhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/0817.aspxAugust 2017 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: The Teacher Leadership Cadre takes the reins of instruction at Farrington High, Leeward high schoolers earn college credit over the summer, new teachers prepped thanks to the Beginning Teacher Summer Academy, two Hawai'i teachers join Hope Street Group's national Teacher Advisory Council, more stories.
June 2017 Strive HIhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/0617.aspxJune 2017 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: the Hawai‘i DOE receives a national innovation award, the final phase of the Get on Board student transportation initiative rolls out, the Maunakea Scholars program is formalized to provide more research opportunities for public high school students at Maunakea Observatories, more.
The Kapa‘a Way delivershttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Strive-HI-Kapaa.aspxThe Kapa‘a Way deliversPrincipal Daniel Hamada started leading Kapa‘a High in 2010-11, and right out of the gate faced some big challenges, particularly with his freshmen. He put in place a student learning pipeline and supports structure known as The Kapa‘a Way, and encouraged his educators to lead in curriculum and instruction. The effort resulted in a major turnaround for the school. First in a series profiling Strive HI System success stories.
Hawaii schools make notable improvements in annual Strive HI performance system updatehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Strive-HI.aspxHawaii schools make notable improvements in annual Strive HI performance system update2015-16 Strive HI Performance System results show progress in Statewide averages in several key metrics including: a three point increase in the number of schools meeting English Language Arts/Literacy standards, a one point increase meeting Mathematics standards and a two point increase meeting Science proficiency.
'All students are our kuleana'http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/LeadershipProfilesAndStaff/Pages/AEW2015.aspx'All students are our kuleana'For American Education Week, Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi wrote the following piece that was published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. "It is up to all of us — the DOE, our schools, parents and our community — to put forth our best efforts to empower our students to reach their highest dreams."
More Hawaii schools make notable gains; join the ranks of the high performershttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/strive-hi-2014-15.aspxMore Hawaii schools make notable gains; join the ranks of the high performersThe Strive HI Performance System provides data to schools and offices to customize supports and interventions where schools need them most. The annual reports provide a snapshot of how schools are doing in achievement, growth, readiness and reducing the achievement gap.
Department to request School Improvement Grant waiverhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2015-SIG.aspxDepartment to request School Improvement Grant waiverSIG grants enable eligible schools in Hawaii to improve the quality of instruction and increase the academic achievement of students for a Strive HI Priority status school.
Hawaii's school performance system granted full approval for three yearshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/strive-hi-approval-2015.aspxHawaii's school performance system granted full approval for three yearsThe U.S. Department of Education announces the state's Strive HI system for school accountability and improvement is approved without conditions for three years. It allows flexibility from certain provisions of federal education law.
DOE internal controls, structures provide financial accountability, audit showshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DOE 2014 fiscal year audit.aspxDOE internal controls, structures provide financial accountability, audit showsThe independent audit concludes that appropriate controls and structures are in place to manage the financial statements of the state's public school system.
Hawaii a model for rest of the countryhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-a-model-for-rest-of-the-country.aspxHawaii a model for rest of the countryU.S. Department of Education monitoring report praises progress in Hawaii's public school system, from the implementation of high academic standards to supports provided to educators and students.
Strive HI — January 2015http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/Jan-2015.aspxStrive HI — January 2015Roundup of news from the public school system. Stories include parent letter sent home to explain new standards and assessments, Hawaii has a National Teacher of the Year finalist, Momilani El students get STEAMed during winter break, the 2014 Year in Review, Chad Farias named to Kau-Keaau-Pahoa leadership post and more.
Strive HI — November 2014http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/November-2014.aspxStrive HI — November 2014Achievement news from around our schools and districts. Stories in this edition include: 2015 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year named, and district teachers honored; enrollment count rises in most grades, mental health initiatives funded, new leader of facilities office, schools respond to the Puna lava flow.
Strive HI Profile: Noelani Elementaryhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Strive-HI-Noelani.aspxStrive HI Profile: Noelani ElementaryOne in an occasional series spotlighting the Department's Recognition schools for 2013-14 in the Strive HI Performance System, and getting the principal's insight into what they're doing right. What makes a great school tick? Read on!
Strive HI — October 2014http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/October-2014.aspxStrive HI — October 2014News stories from around Hawaii's public school system. Stories in this edition: Top Strive HI schools earn $230,000, public school students earning AP Honors hit an all-time high, biennium budget submitted, new assistant superintendent of human resources named, Kaimuki Middle principal named to national post, more. Get Strive HI in your inbox! Click "Subscribe" in the footer of this website, below.
15 public schools earn $230,000 for high achievementhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2013-14-Strive-HI-Recognition-Schools.aspx15 public schools earn $230,000 for high achievementSchools that earned the "Recognition" status in the Strive HI Performance System represent the top five percent of schools in the state.
Strive HI appeals lead to slight changes in school, state resultshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Strive-HI-appeals-lead-to-slight-changes-in-school,-state-results.aspxStrive HI appeals lead to slight changes in school, state resultsThe statewide reading and science proficiency rates improve slightly over previously reported figures, after adjustments were made to 12 schools' data, results and/or Index scores during the data review process.
Strive HI — Aug. 2014http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/August-2014.aspxStrive HI — Aug. 2014Roundup of news stories from around Hawaii's public schools: Strive HI Performance System results, teacher effectiveness ratings released, Year 1 results of the Access Learning pilot, rewarding data champions, new student member of the BOE welcomed.
Strive HI — June 2014http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/June-2014.aspxStrive HI — June 2014Roundup of education reform news from across the DOE. Stories include the College & Career Readiness Indicators Report, changes to the Educator Effectiveness System for 2014-15, launch of the Principal Roundtable, principals Abe, Hayashi and Chung honored, and connecting with educational resources for Malama Honua.
Dec. 2013 Strive HI Enewshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/Dec--20-Strive-HI-Enews.aspxDec. 2013 Strive HI EnewsStories include Hale Kula Elementary marking the "Hour of Code," Hawaii tops in the nation for growth in National Board Certified teachers, launch of the DOE's new Growth Model website, DOE awards Oahu bus contracts under new accountability system, Hawaii's college and career readiness efforts praised. Subscribe to our newsletters by clicking the button in the footer of this website.
DOE releases revised graduation rateshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DOE-releases-revised-graduation-rates.aspxDOE releases revised graduation ratesThe data changes affect the statewide graduation rate percentage, graduation rates for 37 high schools and the status of 11 schools in the Strive HI Performance System. The DOE is implementing quality assurance processes to ensure the integrity of data collection and use.
Sept. 2013 Strive HI Enewshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/Sept--17-Strive-HI-Enews.aspxSept. 2013 Strive HI EnewsIn this issue: Top-performing schools awarded $1 million in Strive HI Awards, Supt. Matayoshi receives top rating by Hawaii's Board of Education, applicants sought for 2014 spelling bee, Polynesian Voyaging Society extends ports of call through the Islands, military volunteers recognized.
Strive HI Performance System results adjusted for nine schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Strive-HI-Performance-System-results-adjusted-for-nine-schools.aspxStrive HI Performance System results adjusted for nine schoolsThe Hawaii State Department of Education today issued adjustments to Strive HI Performance System results for nine schools. The revisions were made after further analysis of the system’s criteria.
Fourteen top-performing public schools awarded $1 millionhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Fourteen-top-performing-public-schools-awarded-$1-million.aspxFourteen top-performing public schools awarded $1 millionHawaii's high-perfoming public schools received $1 million for exceptional achievement as part of the state’s new Strive HI Performance System. Funds will be used to support initiatives to sustain success.
ACT results reinforce need for college- and career-readiness focushttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/ACT-Results-Reinforce-Need-for-College-and-Career-Readiness-Focus.aspxACT results reinforce need for college- and career-readiness focusThe 5,345 Hawaii students, most of whom took the ACT as juniors in 2012 and graduated this past spring, represent about 40 percent of the Class of 2013 – the biggest group of students ever to take the ACT in Hawaii.
Achievement gap narrows as Hawaii pushes college and career readinesshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Achievement-gap-narrows-as-Hawaii-public-schools-push-college-and-career-readiness,-new-report-card-shows.aspxAchievement gap narrows as Hawaii pushes college and career readinessMore Hawaii public school students are graduating on time and enrolling in college, according to the first annual Strive HI Performance System report. The new accountability system, which replaces outdated aspects of the No Child Left Behind Act, provides a comprehensive picture of the health of the islands’ schools.

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