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HIDOE announces summer school plans and supports for students as state transitions to Act with Care phasehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-announces-summer-school-plans-and-supports-for-students-as-state-transitions-to-Act-with-Care-phase.aspxHIDOE announces summer school plans and supports for students as state transitions to Act with Care phaseThe Hawaii State Department of Education today announced its summer programming will be delivered through multiple platforms including in-person and distance learning as well as mobile support for students and families.
Grab-and-Go school meals to be extended at over 35 schools by four days during transition to summer feeding programhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Grab-and-Go-meals-transitions-to-SSO.aspxGrab-and-Go school meals to be extended at over 35 schools by four days during transition to summer feeding programThe Grab-and-Go school meals program will be extended at over 35 meal sites for an extra four days beyond the end of the school year on May 28 during the transition to the summer feeding program.
Distance Learning Survey - Secondary Studenthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Distance-learning-surveys-for-Hawaii-DOE-students-and-families.aspxDistance Learning Survey - Secondary StudentStudents, your voice matters! Help HIDOE and your school better support you by sharing your experiences with distance learning. The results of the survey will help HIDOE and your school to better understand the experiences and needs of students and families as they navigate distance learning and a transformed economic landscape due to COVID-19.
HIDOE closing out 2019-20 school year, online registration system available to register new students for fallhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-closing-out-2019-20-school-year,-online-registration-system-available-to-register-new-students-for-fall.aspxHIDOE closing out 2019-20 school year, online registration system available to register new students for fallMay 28 officially marks the end of the 2019-20 school year for HIDOE students. As we transition out 11,000 graduates, we look forward to welcoming our new students. An online registration system is available to enroll students for the upcoming school year.
All students need digital connectivityhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/All-students-need-digital-connectivity.aspxAll students need digital connectivitySuperintendent Dr. Christina M. Kishimoto writes about providing quality education and student education designed around digital inclusion. "Real change stemming from crisis takes root best when executed immediately. Let’s commit now to transition back to an improved normal." This piece ran in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on May 10, 2020.
Virtual May Day 2020http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/Pages/May-Day-2020.aspxVirtual May Day 2020HIDOE, along with the Friends of ‘Iolani Palace, is celebrating May Day with student and staff performances strung together in a beautiful virtual lei. Watch these beautiful videos at vimeo.com/showcase/virtualmayday.
Hawaii’s public schools unveil plans for Class of 2020 graduation celebrationshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Class of 2020 graduation celebrations.aspxHawaii’s public schools unveil plans for Class of 2020 graduation celebrationsHIDOE public and charter high schools have announced alternative celebrations for the class of 2020 according to safety concerns and social distancing guidance.
Hotline available for HIDOE student-related health questions and telehealth visitshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hotline-available-for-HIDOE-student-related-health-questions-and-telehealth-visits.aspxHotline available for HIDOE student-related health questions and telehealth visitsHIDOE students and families will have access to a new health hotline and telehealth services provided by the Hawai‘i Keiki: Healthy and Ready to Learn Program to deliver equitable access to health resources and care for HIDOE students using mobile devices and interactive technology. The health hotline can be reached at (844) 436-3888 (toll free) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding holidays.
Board unanimously approves HIDOE’s request to modify graduation and standardized assessment requirementshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Board-approves-HIDOE-request-to-modify-graduation-and-standardized-assessment-requirements.aspxBoard unanimously approves HIDOE’s request to modify graduation and standardized assessment requirementsThe Board of Education (BOE) unanimously voted today to approve the Hawaii State Department of Education’s (HIDOE) request to modify high school graduation and commencement requirements under Board Policy 102-15 for the graduating class of 2020. The plan recommends utilizing grades from the third quarter, which ended March 13, to determine the final grade for student courses.
HIDOE seeks approval to modify high school graduation requirements in light of COVID-19 impacthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-seeks-approval-to-modify-high-school-graduation-requirements-in-light-of-COVID-19-impact.aspxHIDOE seeks approval to modify high school graduation requirements in light of COVID-19 impactThe Hawaii State Department of Education is seeking approval from the Board of Education (BOE) to modify high school graduation and commencement requirements under Board Policy 102-15 for the class of 2020.
School facilities closed to students through April 30 with the exception of grab-and-go meal siteshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/School-facilities-closed-to-students-through-April-30.aspxSchool facilities closed to students through April 30 with the exception of grab-and-go meal sitesSchool facilities will remain closed to students through April 30, based on the latest guidance and information from health officials and elected leaders. Traditional, in-school instruction is on hold until schools reopen. Tips and tools gathered by HIDOE’s Office of Curriculum and Instructional Design are also available for the public at bit.ly/HIDOEVirtualLearningParentResource.
HIDOE extends school closures, implements remote work to maintain essential functionshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-extends-school-closures-implements-remote-work-to-maintain-essential-functions.aspxHIDOE extends school closures, implements remote work to maintain essential functionsThe Hawaii State Department of Education will keep all public schools closed for a total of three weeks to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Kāneʻohe Elementary Mele Muralhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kaneohe-Elementary-Mele-Mural.aspxKāneʻohe Elementary Mele MuralFollow the students of Kaneohe Elementary through their process of contemplation, design, and creation as they unveil their newest campus mural.
HIDOE update regarding Feb. 24 Mililani High School incidenthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Mililani-High-School-Updates.aspxHIDOE update regarding Feb. 24 Mililani High School incidentUpdates regarding an incident at Mililani High School on Feb. 24, 2020.
Compensation study finds cost of living, salary compression top issues for Hawaii’s teachershttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Compensation-Study-2020.aspxCompensation study finds cost of living, salary compression top issues for Hawaii’s teachersResults from an independent teacher compensation study commissioned by HIDOE show Hawaii’s cost of living and compression of salaries for experienced educators as the top challenges to recruiting and retaining public school teachers.
Sponsors sought for Summer Food Service Program to provide meals for children during summer breakhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Sponsors-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 USDA’s Summer Food Service Program is seeking sponsor organizations on all islands to help provide children in low-income communities with free meals during the summer months when many schools are not in session.
Moanalua, Hilo High seniors headed to D.C. for U.S. Senate Youth Programhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Moanalua,-Hilo-High-seniors-headed-to-D.C.-for-U.S.-Senate-Youth-Program.aspxMoanalua, Hilo High seniors headed to D.C. for U.S. Senate Youth ProgramKate Helbush, a senior at Moanalua High School, and Jennifer Kamimura, a senior at Hilo High School, will represent Hawai‘i at the 58th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) in Washington, D.C., this March.
More Hawaii teachers obtain highest certification in professionhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Celebrating-2019-National-Board-Certified-Teachers.aspxMore Hawaii teachers obtain highest certification in professionThe Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is celebrating 54 of its teachers statewide who have earned or renewed their National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification – a recognition for meeting the highest standards for teaching. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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