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Sponsors sought for Summer Food Service Program to provide meals for children during summer breakhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Sponsors-sought-for-Summer-Food-Service-Program-to-provide-meals-for-children-during-summer-break.aspxSponsors sought for Summer Food Service Program to provide meals for children during summer breakThe U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is seeking sponsor organizations on all islands to help provide children in low-income communities with reduced-price meals during the summer months. The SFSP provides nutritious meals that help children to learn, play and grow during the summer break when many schools are not in session.
Waianae High School counselor honored in Washington D.C. during National Counselor of the Year ceremonyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Waianae-High-Counselor-Named-2018-Hawaii-Counselor-of-the-Year.aspxWaianae High School counselor honored in Washington D.C. during National Counselor of the Year ceremonyWaianae High School Counselor Desiré DeSoto was named the 2018 Hawaii School Counselor of the Year and recognized as a 2019 American School Counselor of the Year Finalist.
2018 Year in Reviewhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Pages/2018.aspx2018 Year in ReviewHappy New Year! Enjoy this roundup of 2018 in pictures, videos and stories from the Hawai'i DOE and our schools.
Roosevelt student athlete headed to 2019 Special Olympics World Gameshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Tyler-Special-Olympics-World-Games.aspxRoosevelt student athlete headed to 2019 Special Olympics World GamesRoosevelt High junior Tyler Morimoto has been selected to represent Hawaii on Team USA at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi.
Annual Strive HI performance update shows significant progress in language arts at Hawaii schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Strive-HI-2018.aspxAnnual Strive HI performance update shows significant progress in language arts at Hawaii schools2017-18 Strive HI Performance System results were released today. Smarter Balanced test scores showed English Language Arts/Literacy performance gains in all grade levels tested and Math score increases in four of seven grades tested.
Afterschool activities to resume for Hawaii Island on Sept. 11, schools statewide to remain open except Hana High & Elementaryhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Tropical-Storm-Olivia-Update-2.aspxAfterschool activities to resume for Hawaii Island on Sept. 11, schools statewide to remain open except Hana High & ElementaryAfterschool activities to resume for Hawaii Island on Sept. 11, Hana High & Elementary closed Tues. Maui County after school programs canceled Tues. All other schools statewide to remain open.
Supt's Corner: Attendance Awareness Monthhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/1018.aspxSupt's Corner: Attendance Awareness MonthSeptember is Attendance Awareness Month and we all know that attendance has a huge impact on students’ academic success. Students who are chronically absent, those missing 15 or more days in a school year, miss out on meaningful academic growth.
Department announces 2018-19 enrollment figures for public and charter schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/SY2018-19-Enrollment.aspxDepartment announces 2018-19 enrollment figures for public and charter schoolsHawaii's public and charter schools saw a slight increase in enrollment for a total of 179,698 for school year 2018-19, compared to 179,255 last year. This year, HIDOE schools enrolled 168,152 students and charter schools enrolled 11,546 students.
School's out for summer, but eruption vigilance continueshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/LeadershipProfilesAndStaff/Pages/CAS-Farias-Kilauea-eruption.aspxSchool's out for summer, but eruption vigilance continuesComplex Area Superintendent Chad Keone Farias of the Ka'u-Kea'au-Pahoa Complex Area authored this piece about the ongoing eruption at Kīlauea and preparing for the upcoming school year. It ran in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald and West Hawaii Today.
Sponsors sought for Summer Food Service Program to provide meals for children during summer breakhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Summer-Food-Service-Program.aspxSponsors sought for Summer Food Service Program to provide meals for children during summer breakThe U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is seeking sponsor organizations on all islands to help provide children in low-income communities with free meals during the summer months.
A reminder about emergency preparedness at schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/BeyondTheClassroom/SafeSchools/Emergencies/Pages/false-alarm-event.aspxA reminder about emergency preparedness at schoolsRelating to the events of the statewide false alarm on the morning of Jan. 13, 2018, a letter to parents and guardians is being sent about emergency preparedness at our schools. Helpful guidance from the Hawaii Association of School Psychologists is also provided.
Stevenson Middle STEM teacher Patricia Morgan awarded $100,000 grant from Farmers Insurancehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Stevenson-Middle-grant.aspxStevenson Middle STEM teacher Patricia Morgan awarded $100,000 grant from Farmers InsuranceStevenson Middle School STEM teacher Patricia Morgan received a $100,000 grant from Farmers Insurance in a surprise award ceremony to the cheers of a school-wide student assembly. Morgan is one of five teachers nationwide, and the first ever from Hawaii, to win the generous grant from Farmers Insurance in its annual Thank America’s Teachers Dream Big Teacher Challenge.
Stevenson Middle School and L.A. Clippers Foundation open a newly refurbished computer lab for studentshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Stevenson-Clippers.aspxStevenson Middle School and L.A. Clippers Foundation open a newly refurbished computer lab for studentsThe school received a donation of nearly $40,000 in computer equipment from the L.A. Clippers Foundation, including 30 HP ProDesk desktops, two Canon wireless printers and a 55-inch television for instruction.
Parents encouraged to remind children about “Stranger Danger” and reinforce tips to stay safehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Stranger-Danger-tips.aspxParents encouraged to remind children about “Stranger Danger” and reinforce tips to stay safeHIDOE encourages parents to talk to their children about “stranger danger” and highlight measures that students can take to stay safe.
School bus drivers needed for Maui & Kauai routes before fall semester begins on August 7http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/School-bus-drivers-needed.aspxSchool bus drivers needed for Maui & Kauai routes before fall semester begins on August 7HIDOE is seeking school bus drivers with valid Commercial Drivers Licenses to service routes on Maui and Kauai. For a limited time, school bus contractors are offering hiring bonuses and increased wages.
Solomon Elementary breaks ground for campus-wide renovations fueled by federal granthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Solomon-Elementary-renovations.aspxSolomon Elementary breaks ground for campus-wide renovations fueled by federal grant1SG Samuel K. Solomon Elementary broke ground today on a major renovation project to construct four new classroom buildings, a new playfield and new parking areas that will transform the existing campus and provide modern facilities designed to serve 1,100 students.
HIDOE announces transition centers initiative in honor of late Congressman K. Mark Takai http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Takai-Transition-Centers.aspxHIDOE announces transition centers initiative in honor of late Congressman K. Mark Takai In partnership with Hawaii 3Rs and the Military Affairs Council, HIDOE announced today an effort to develop high-quality transition centers for Hawaii public schools. The effort is in honor of late Congressman K. Mark Takai, who was a staunch advocate for Hawaii’s students and supporter of military-dependent students throughout his career.
Waianae High senior wins Seal of Biliteracy logo design contesthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Seal-of-Biliteracy-logo-winner.aspxWaianae High senior wins Seal of Biliteracy logo design contestWaianae High senior Javen Towne was named the winner of the HIDOE Seal of Biliteracy logo design contest in front of his fellow graphic design students. As the winner, Towne was awarded an honorary Seal of Biliteracy medallion of his own design and monetary prize. Towne’s classroom, home to Waianae High’s Searider Digital Media Program, will also receive a new graphics arts computer.
Sponsors sought for Summer Food Service Program to provide meals for children during summer breakhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Summer-Food-Service.aspxSponsors sought for Summer Food Service Program to provide meals for children during summer breakThe U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is seeking sponsor organizations on all islands to help provide children in low-income communities with reduced-price meals during the summer months. The SFSP provides nutritious meals that help children to learn, play and grow during the summer break when many schools are not in session.
Parents asked to provide feedback on their child’s public schoolhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/School-Quality-Survey.aspxParents asked to provide feedback on their child’s public schoolHIDOE begins its annual School Quality Survey (SQS) this week to gather important feedback from students, parents/guardians and staff about our public schools. The deadline to complete and return the SQS is March 17, 2017. All responses will remain anonymous.
Department partners with UH-Manoa College of Engineering to create academic pathway to engineering majorhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/UHM-engineering-pathway.aspxDepartment partners with UH-Manoa College of Engineering to create academic pathway to engineering majorHIDOE and the College of Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa have entered into a formal partnership to create a college-focused pathway for public high school students seeking engineering majors.
Stevenson Middle School dedicates stunning new mural with message of hopehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Stevenson-Mural.aspxStevenson Middle School dedicates stunning new mural with message of hopeStudents at Robert Louis Stevenson Middle School dedicated a beautiful new campus mural depicting a message of hope, covering an outer wall of its new Science & Technology Center, spanning two stories and over 1,000 square feet.
Washington Middle School’s Sung Man Park named Hawaii’s 2017 State Teacher of the Yearhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Teacher-of-the-Year.aspxWashington Middle School’s Sung Man Park named Hawaii’s 2017 State Teacher of the YearWashington Middle School teacher Sung Man Park was named Hawaii's 2017 State Teacher of the Year. The honor is presented annually to a classroom teacher selected from more than 11,000 educators within the Hawaii State Department of Education.
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.
Results of more rigorous test show progress in academic achievement and college pathwayshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Smarter-Balanced.aspxResults 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.
Stevenson Middle dedicates new Science & Technology Center to kick off new school yearhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Stevenson-Middle-Dedication.aspxStevenson Middle dedicates new Science & Technology Center to kick off new school yearStevenson Middle School dedicated its new Science & Technology Center. The new facility will provide state-of-the-art teaching tools and includes five labs for STEM, Physics, Biology and Earth & Space science classes.
Waiver sought for School Improvement Grants for Fiscal Years 2015, 2016http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/SIG-2016.aspxWaiver sought for School Improvement Grants for Fiscal Years 2015, 2016School Improvement Grants (SIG) enable eligible schools to improve the quality of instruction and increase the academic achievement of students. The waiver will extend the use of funds to 2018.
Kaiser High teacher receives Teacher of Promise Award from National Milken Educators of Hawaiihttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Teacher-of-Promise.aspxKaiser High teacher receives Teacher of Promise Award from National Milken Educators of HawaiiKaiser High teacher Paul Balazs, who teaches Leadership, English Language-Arts and International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge courses in grades 10 through 12, was honored with the prestigious Teacher of Promise Award from the National Milken Educators of Hawaii.
Leading with the state’s vision for education, public input sought on Strategic Planhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Strategic-Plan.aspxLeading with the state’s vision for education, public input sought on Strategic PlanThe Department of Education (DOE) and Board of Education (BOE) are seeking critical public input on a review and extension of its joint Strategic Plan.
Four schools qualify for 2016 SeaPerch National Challengehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/SeaPerch.aspxFour schools qualify for 2016 SeaPerch National ChallengeCongratulations to Ewa Elementary, Highlands Intermediate, Ewa Makai Middle and Radford High for their first-place finishes in the 2016 SeaPerch Oahu Regional Qualifying Competition for underwater robotics.
Department seeks feedback on waiver for 21st Century Community Learning Centers granthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/tydings-waiver.aspxDepartment seeks feedback on waiver for 21st Century Community Learning Centers grantResponses on whether to support the waiver must be received by November 14, by 3 p.m. HST. Funds would support afterschool programs that deliver high-quality services to support student learning and development.
Three Hawaii schools to spend next two years working with celebrity artistshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Turnaround-Arts-Hawaii.aspxThree Hawaii schools to spend next two years working with celebrity artistsCelebrity artists Alfre Woodard, Jack Johnson and Jake Shimabukuro helped to launch the Turnaround Arts Hawaii in musical fashion at Kalihi Kai Elementary. Each spent time with students showing them some musical skills before performing at the student assembly. Kamaile Academy and Waianae Elementary School were also selected for the presidential program.
'Happy to be back' at Keonepoko Elementaryhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/principal-eisenhour.aspx'Happy to be back' at Keonepoko ElementaryAfter several months shuttered due to the lava flow that threatened Pahoa town, and the relocation of students and staff to other campuses, Keonepoko reopened for School Year 2015-16. New Principal Kasey Eisenhour reports that despite significant work involved in reopening, everyone's happy to be back. "It's like being back at home."
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.
Waianae Coast schools a national model for counselinghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Waianae-schools-RAMP.aspxWaianae Coast schools a national model for counselingWaianae Intermediate and Nanaikapono Elementary earn national praise from the American School Counselor Association for their efforts to raise student achievement through comprehensive counseling services.
Clyde Sonobe to lead DOE’s Information Technology Serviceshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Sonobe-to-lead-DOE's-Information-Technology.aspxClyde Sonobe to lead DOE’s Information Technology ServicesSonobe, who brings to the DOE technical and management experience in a wide range of areas, will lead the integration and expansion of information technology services in Hawaii's public schools and offices.
Stephen Schatz named Deputy Superintendenthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Schatz-named-Deputy-Superintendent.aspxStephen Schatz named Deputy SuperintendentStephen Schatz, a 20-year educator, most recently served as assistant superintendent for the Office of Strategy, Innovation and Performance. He fills the vacancy left by Ronn Nozoe, who moved to Washington, D.C., for a leadership post with the U.S. Department of Education.
Schools reaching wellness goalshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Schools-reaching-wellness-goals.aspxSchools reaching wellness goalsWellness Guidelines look at nutritional guidelines, health and nutrition education, physical education and activity.
Teachers earn National Board certificationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Teachers-earn-National-Board-certification.aspxTeachers earn National Board certificationBoard certified educators demonstrate mastery of knowledge and skills necessary to prepare students for 21st century success. Over the past three years, Hawaii has experienced the fastest growth in the number of teachers obtaining the prestigious certification.
U.S. Air Force Colonel joins DOE leadership teamhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/U.S.-Air-Force-Colonel-joins-DOE-leadership-team.aspxU.S. Air Force Colonel joins DOE leadership teamDann S. Carlson has a record of success in leading visionary work through organizational change. He will be leaving his position at the Pentagon as the special assistant to the under secretary of international affairs and will start with the DOE on December 1.
Hawaii DOE invited to White House tech summithttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/tech-summit.aspxHawaii DOE invited to White House tech summitProgress in advancing digital learning throughout Hawaii's public schools earns Superintendent Matayoshi a seat in the prestigious national education technology summit on Nov. 19.
Board rates School Superintendent as 'Exceeds Expectations' in 2014http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Supt-Eval-2014.aspxBoard rates School Superintendent as 'Exceeds Expectations' in 2014Board of Education notes Kathryn Matayoshi "continues to perform well by increasing departmental transparency, accountability and executing our joint strategic plan initiatives."
Three elementary schools named National Blue Ribbon winnershttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Three-elementary-schools-named-National-Blue-Ribbon-winners.aspxThree elementary schools named National Blue Ribbon winnersE.B. deSilva, Haleiwa, and Red Hill elementary schools earn the prestigious national award that recognizes high learning standards and progress toward closing achievement gaps.
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.
Chronic Absenteeism in Hawaii's public schools plummets 39 percenthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Strive-HI-2013-14.aspxChronic Absenteeism in Hawaii's public schools plummets 39 percentReducing chronic absenteeism is a strong predictor of academic success. Science proficiency also rose to 40 percent from 34 percent. As public schools transition to new standards and an aligned assessment, new baseline scores for reading and math proficiency are being set.
Storm forces closure of all public schools, offices on Fridayhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Storm-forces-closure-of-all-public-schools-on-Friday.aspxStorm forces closure of all public schools, offices on FridayPublic schools and offices will be closed Aug. 8 due to severe weather associated with Hurricane Iselle. Employees also will not report to work so they may prepare for the storm.
Department of Education releases sexual education reporthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/sex-ed-report.aspxDepartment of Education releases sexual education reportThe Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) today released a report that announces actions it is taking based on a panel review of Pono Choices, a middle-school sexual health education curriculum.
Waipahu High, Mililani Middle principals named Hawaii's top school leadershttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Waipahu-High,-Mililani-Middle-principals-named-Hawaii's-top-school-leaders.aspxWaipahu High, Mililani Middle principals named Hawaii's top school leadersWaipahu's Keith Hayashi and Mililani's Elynne Chung recognized for leadership excellence. They will represent Hawaii at the National Association of Secondary School Principals Institute in September in Washington, D.C.
Trio of public school seniors named semifinalists for U.S. Presidential Scholars Programhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/USPSP2014.aspxTrio of public school seniors named semifinalists for U.S. Presidential Scholars ProgramThe Department is pleased to announce that public school seniors make up half of the Hawaii semifinalists for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Nicole Fernandez of Radford High, Trent Hori of Maui High, and Viola Mocz of Mililani High are among 565 students chosen nationally on the basis of superior achievements, leadership qualities, personal character, and involvement in community and school activities.
Arne Duncan praises Hawaii's education leadershiphttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Secretary-Duncan-visit.aspxArne Duncan praises Hawaii's education leadershipHONOLULU – Hawaii’s public schools can be a model for the nation, according to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who visited two schools on March 31 before returning to Washington, D.C. Sec. Duncan, Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Schools Supt. Kathryn Matayoshi spoke with media in reflecting on the progress made during the last three years based on the Race to the Top (RTTT) federal education reform grant.
New Reading and Math Tests to Get 'Test Run'http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Smarter-Balanced-test-run.aspxNew Reading and Math Tests to Get 'Test Run'Approximately 25,000 Hawaii public school students will practice taking improved and more engaging annual state tests meant to better gauge their progress toward college and career readiness.
Sex Education program Pono Choices to be reviewedhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Sex-Education-program-Pono-Choices-to-be-reviewed.aspxSex Education program Pono Choices to be reviewedFollowing the 2013 fall semester, Pono Choices curriculum implementation will be placed on hold while the Department completes another review process.
Student surveys to provide critical feedback about learning environmenthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Student-surveys-to-provide-critical-feedback-about-learning-environment.aspxStudent surveys to provide critical feedback about learning environmentA student survey being administered in Hawaii’s public schools through Oct. 18 will provide educators with critical classroom feedback aimed at improving teaching and learning. The Tripod Student Perceptions Survey measures effective student-teacher relationships and elements of teaching quality.
Three Hawaii public schools earn National Blue Ribbon awardhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Three-Hawaii-public-schools-earn-National-Blue-Ribbon-award.aspxThree Hawaii public schools earn National Blue Ribbon awardBlanche Pope Elementary, Nuuanu Elementary and Waikiki Elementary schools today were named 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools for their outstanding performance and improvement efforts.
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.
Superintendent Matayoshi rated 'Exceptional' by Board of Educationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Superintendent-Matayoshi-rated-'Exceptional'-by-Board-of-Education.aspxSuperintendent Matayoshi rated 'Exceptional' by Board of EducationSuperintendent Kathryn Matayoshi has earned the top rating of “exceptional” from the Hawaii State Board of Education in her annual job performance evaluation. Members praised the DOE's progress on a host of initiatives to improve student outcomes.
School-by-School Results for 2012 Hawaii State Assessmenthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/School-by-School-Results-for-2012-Hawaii-State-Assessment.aspxSchool-by-School Results for 2012 Hawaii State AssessmentAttached is an Excel file with school-by-school results for the 2012 Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) Program.
Alaska Airlines 'Paint the Plane' contest openshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Students-can-enter-Alaska-Airlines-'Paint-the-Plane'-contest.aspxAlaska Airlines 'Paint the Plane' contest opensHONOLULU — Alaska Airlines is inviting school-aged children in Hawaii to create artwork honoring the unique culture of the Aloha State that will adorn a Boeing 737-800 in a “Paint the Plane” contest. In partnership with the Department and the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS), contest forms will be distributed to more than 400 schools and 218,000 students throughout the Islands.
Six more schools attain Adequate Yearly Progresshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Six-more-schools-attain-adequate-yearly-progress.aspxSix more schools attain Adequate Yearly Progress​Six schools with successful appeals met Adequate Yearly Progress, raising the final total to 139 out of 286, or 49%.
Three Blue Ribbon schools honoredhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Three-Blue-Ribbon-schools-honored.aspxThree Blue Ribbon schools honoredHONOLULU — Nuuanu Elementary School, Blanche Pope Elementary School in Waimanalo and Waikiki Elementary School were named Hawaii's Blue Ribbon Schools today by Frito-Lay of Hawaii and the Hawaii State Department of Education at the Hawaii Distinguished Schools awards event held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom.
Union turns down state's major offer for teachershttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Union-turns-down-state's-major-offer-for-teachers.aspxUnion turns down state's major offer for teachersHONOLULU – The state’s negotiating team presented a comprehensive settlement offer to the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) hoping to reach a resolution for public school teachers and students. This evening, HSTA’s negotiating team responded that it was unwilling to accept the offer.
Department requests waiver of grant requirementshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Waiver-requested-by-Hawaii-DOE.aspxDepartment requests waiver of grant requirementsHONOLULU - The Department is requesting an additional waiver from the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) regarding its requirement to carry over 25 percent of the Fiscal Year 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) School Improvement Grant (SIG) 1003 (g) funds.
State continues to seek meaningful and fair agreementhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/State-continues-to-seek-meaningful-and-fair-agreement.aspxState continues to seek meaningful and fair agreementHONOLULU - The State negotiations team recently notified the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) that it cannot responsibly accept its latest proposal, which would cost the State $1,050,445,815 over four years, mostly in additional compensation and benefit expenses.
USDOE recognizes State's Race to the Top progresshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/USDOE-Recognizes-State-Two-Year-Race-to-the-Top-Progress.aspxUSDOE recognizes State's Race to the Top progressHONOLULU - The U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) today released its two-year report on the 12 Race to the Top (RTTT) grantees, which includes Hawaii. The report covers the progress made through August 2012.
Three Hawaii public school leaders win national awardhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Three-Hawaii-Public-School-Leaders-Win-National-Excellence-Award.aspxThree Hawaii public school leaders win national awardHONOLULU – Kaiser High Principal John Sosa, King Intermediate Principal Sheena Alaiasa and Kaimuki Middle Vice Principal CeliaAnn Main-Anakalea have been selected as Hawaii’s top school leaders by the Hawaii Association of Secondary School Administrators.
Smarter Balanced releases online practice testshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Smarter-Balanced-releases-online-practice-tests.aspxSmarter Balanced releases online practice testsSmarter Balanced Practice Tests will help schools prepare for the implementation of the Smarter Balanced Assessment System in the 2014-15 school year.

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