|Teachers drive improvement through Hawaii Lab Cohorts||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/EducatorEffectiveness/ProfessionalDevelopment/Pages/Hawaii-Lab-Cohorts.aspx||Teachers drive improvement through Hawaii Lab Cohorts||Hawaii Lab Cohorts are teacher learning communities within complex areas and schools that offer an effective approach to professional growth for teachers, allowing for continuous improvement. A shining example is in the Kailua-Kalaheo Complex Area. In its fourth year of implementation, the cohort has grown from school-level English Language Arts teams to complex-wide labs in ELA and math, soon to expand to science.
|New SPED teachers find their marigold through mentoring program||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/EducatorEffectiveness/InductionAndMentoring/Pages/SPED-Mentor-Program.aspx||New SPED teachers find their marigold through mentoring program||Marigolds are one of the best plants for companion planting – helping to chase away certain pests and improve flavor and growth of other plants like carrots, cabbage and cantaloupes. In teaching, these companion plants take the form of mentors like Tracy Muranaka-Ng who help nurture up and coming teachers.|
|Program gets beginning teachers ready for the school year||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/BTSA.aspx||Program gets beginning teachers ready for the school year||Almost 13,000 teachers are heading back to school today, a week ahead of students. For first-time teachers this can be a nerve-racking moment, which is why the Beginning Teacher Summer Academy has become a critical program to help them get started. |
|Mentoring of new teachers has cut turnover and improved performance||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/New-Teacher-IM.aspx||Mentoring of new teachers has cut turnover and improved performance||The Department is making strides in improving teacher turnover with the implementation of induction and mentoring for all new teachers. HIDOE educational specialist, Keri Shimomoto, discusses what's being done to address this issue facing school systems nationwide in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
|Improved Educator Effectiveness System praised||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Improved-Educator-Effectiveness-System-Praised.aspx||Improved Educator Effectiveness System praised||Changes made to improve the Educator Effectiveness System based on teacher feedback helps increase understanding of the supports in place to help them advance their practice, according to a survey.|
|These academic coaches are nowhere near the sideline||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/These-academic-coaches-are-nowhere-near-the-sideline.aspx||These academic coaches are nowhere near the sideline||As they assist teachers -- as well as students -- to master rigorous standards in the classroom, curriculum coaches team up to review data, discuss strategies and lessons, and plan next steps.|
|Department releases Educator Effectiveness System results from School Year 2013-14||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/EES-update-to-BOE.aspx||Department releases Educator Effectiveness System results from School Year 2013-14||Nearly all of the Department's teachers have been rated "effective" or "highly effective" based on results from the first full year of implementation of the EES. Changes have been implemented for SY 2014-15 to streamline and simplify the process for teachers and administrators.|
|Strive HI — June 2014||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/June-2014.aspx||Strive HI — June 2014||Roundup 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.|
|Educator Effectiveness System to change based on teacher, principal feedback||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/EES-2014-15-update.aspx||Educator Effectiveness System to change based on teacher, principal feedback||The Department is announcing several major changes to the Educator Effectiveness System (EES) to take effect in the upcoming school year. The changes reflect the DOE’s commitment to reduce burden on teachers and administrators, and are designed to simplify the EES, streamline its components and differentiate the approach for teachers based on need.|
|Educator Effectiveness System survey gathers teacher feedback||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Educator-Effectiveness-System-survey-gathers-teacher-feedback.aspx||Educator Effectiveness System survey gathers teacher feedback||The survey gathered teacher feedback on their experiences and opinions regarding the Educator Effectiveness System to help better understand its strengths and identify areas for improvement.|
|Hawaii's Race to the Top progress shows extraordinary growth||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/RTTT-Year-3.aspx||Hawaii's Race to the Top progress shows extraordinary growth||The Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) is receiving high praise from the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) for its efforts in implementing key reforms such as the Educator Effectiveness System, professional development on the Hawaii Common Core and work to support its most needy schools. This comes with the Year 3 Race to the Top (RTTT) report released this evening. |
|Educator support vital to sustain student gains||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/Budget/Pages/EES.aspx||Educator support vital to sustain student gains||This piece about the Educator Effectiveness System and the DOE's 2014-15 supplemental budget request was penned by Deputy Superintendent Ronn Nozoe and ran in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser's editorial section.|
|Student surveys to provide critical feedback about learning environment||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Student-surveys-to-provide-critical-feedback-about-learning-environment.aspx||Student surveys to provide critical feedback about learning environment||A 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.|
|Alaiasa a U.S. Principal of the Year finalist||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/King-Intermediate-leader-named-U-S--Principal-of-the-Year-finalist.aspx||Alaiasa a U.S. Principal of the Year finalist||HONOLULU – King Intermediate Principal Sheena Alaiasa has been named one of three educators in the nation who will compete for the title of 2014 Middle Level Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.|
|Waipahu's Hayashi honored for leadership||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/Waipahu's-Hayashi-honored-for-leadership.aspx||Waipahu's Hayashi honored for leadership||Waipahu High Principal Keith Hayashi has won The Island Insurance Foundation's ninth annual Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award of $25,000.|
|Bryan Rankie named Hawaii’s 'Teacher of Promise'||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Bryan-Rankie-named-Hawaii’s-'Teacher-of-Promise'.aspx||Bryan Rankie named Hawaii’s 'Teacher of Promise'||HONOLULU - Mauka Lani Elementary School teacher Bryan Rankie this morning was honored as the National Milken Educators of Hawaii's “Teacher of Promise.”
|Naomi Matsuzaki wins national distinguished principal award||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Naomi-Matsuzaki-wins-national-distinguished-principal-award.aspx||Naomi Matsuzaki wins national distinguished principal award||HONOLULU - Kahaluu Elementary Principal Naomi Matsuzaki today was named the 2013 National Distinguished Principal for the State of Hawaii.
|Three Hawaii public school leaders win national award||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Three-Hawaii-Public-School-Leaders-Win-National-Excellence-Award.aspx||Three Hawaii public school leaders win national award||HONOLULU – 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.|
|Hawaii teachers ratify historic agreement||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-Teachers-Ratify-Historic-Agreement.aspx||Hawaii teachers ratify historic agreement||HONOLULU – Hawaii’s public school teachers last night ratified a progressive contract that ties tenure and all pay increases to annual performance evaluations and professional development. The contract provides teachers with preparation time and necessary supports to achieve success.|