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July 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheohttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/July-2020.aspxJuly 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheoOur monthly newsletter redesigned from a print product to an online publication that is mobile-friendly and highlights bright spots in an easy-to-consume format. This month's issue features summer enrichment programs, closing the gap and more stories from students, educators and alumni about what makes them #PublicSchoolProud.
March 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheohttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/0320.aspxMarch 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheoMonthly print and digital newsletter. This month's issue kicks-off our island series with stories from the island of Hawai‘i. Students launch a vaping campaign, a teacher provides advice on supporting middle-level students, and more stories from Hawai‘i island students, educators and alumni about what makes them #PublicSchoolProud.
Ewa Makai Middle School Teacher Receives Prestigious $25,000 Milken Educator Awardhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Ewa-Makai-Middle-School-Teacher-Receives-Prestigious-$25,000-Milken-Educator-Award.aspxEwa Makai Middle School Teacher Receives Prestigious $25,000 Milken Educator AwardMiki Cacace, a teacher at Ewa Makai Middle known for her coding classes, has become the latest recipient of the coveted Milken Educator Award.
Teacher Voice: A voice for the voicelesshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/teachervoiceFeb2020.aspxTeacher Voice: A voice for the voicelessRoosevelt High special education teacher Derek Govin strives to help his students develop authentic voice.
February 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheohttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/0220.aspxFebruary 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheoMonthly print and digital newsletter. This month's issue is dedicated to highlighting special education stories and the work of HIDOE’s Office of Student Support Services.
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.
Homes for Superheroeshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/Offices/TalentManagement/Pages/Homes-for-Heroes.aspxHomes for SuperheroesHomes for Superheroes is a new initiative aimed at providing exclusive housing opportunities for our teachers and their families. Along with Hawaii’s police and firefighters, teachers and their families will be able to lease military housing, usually only available to active-duty service members.
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. 
January 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheohttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/0120.aspxJanuary 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheoMonthly print and digital newsletter. This month's edition features stories focused on legislative topics and civic engagement as Hawai‘i's 2020 legislative session kicks off Jan. 15.
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.
November/December 2019 Ho‘oha‘aheohttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/1119.aspxNovember/December 2019 Ho‘oha‘aheoMonthly print and digital newsletter. Strive HI: Schools credit project-based learning, student-centered cultures for academic gains, Grow Our Own teacher Jacie Miyashiro, art opportunities and more stories from HIDOE alumni, staff and students about what makes them #PublicSchoolProud.
October 2019 Ho‘oha‘aheohttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/1019.aspxOctober 2019 Ho‘oha‘aheoMonthly print and digital newsletter. This month's issue is a special Teacher of the Year Edition featuring the 2020 Complex Area Teachers of the Year and what makes them #PublicSchoolProud.
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.
HIDOE Launches Campaign to Increase FAFSA Completionhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/FAFSA2019.aspxHIDOE Launches Campaign to Increase FAFSA CompletionHIDOE is launching a campaign to boost the number of students completing the FAFSA.
Hickam, Lāʻie & Waialua elementary schools named 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2019-NBRS.aspxHickam, Lāʻie & Waialua elementary schools named 2019 National Blue Ribbon SchoolsHickam, Lāʻie and Waialua elementary schools have been named 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the US Department of Education.
September 2019 Ho‘oha‘aheohttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/0919.aspxSeptember 2019 Ho‘oha‘aheoMonthly print and digital newsletter. Waiakea Complex Area student collaboration, schools directed AC, and stories from HIDOE alumni, staff and students about what makes them #PublicSchoolProud.
August 2019 Ho‘oha‘aheohttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/0819.aspxAugust 2019 Ho‘oha‘aheoMonthly print and digital newsletter. Each issue features new stories from across our public school system and conversations from HIDOE alumni, staff and students about what makes them #PublicSchoolProud.
July 2019 Ho‘oha‘aheohttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/0719.aspxJuly 2019 Ho‘oha‘aheoWe strive to tell the stories that grow community support and involvement by celebrating successes around the exciting work being done in schools across the state as we deliver on the power and promise of public education. Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year, an overview of the 2030 Promise Plan, and more stories.
HIDOE names 2019 Employee, Manager and Team of the Yearhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-names-2019-Employee-Manager-and-Team-of-the-Year.aspxHIDOE names 2019 Employee, Manager and Team of the YearHIDOE named its 2019 Employee, Manager and Team of the Year award winners, recognizing employees for their outstanding and continued contributions to education and the students of Hawai‘i.
Community identifies action opportunities to help achieve five promises to studentshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2030-Plan-first-draft.aspxCommunity identifies action opportunities to help achieve five promises to studentsNearly 2,800 stakeholders responded to the call for equity, excellence and innovation in public schools during the summer. A Phase II feedback window on a first draft of the 2030 Promise Plan is open through Sept. 20, 2019.
New ʻŌlelo series explores HIDOE’s five promises to studentshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/New-Olelo-series-explores-HIDOEs-five-promises-to-students.aspxNew ʻŌlelo series explores HIDOE’s five promises to studentsPublic school educators and students share how they’re living out Hawai‘i, Equity, School Design, Empowerment, and Innovation.
Welcome to School Year 2019-20!http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/080519.aspxWelcome to School Year 2019-20!Message from Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto: As we welcome back students to our schools this week, I invite you to view this "Kick Off Your Year" video to build on the positive momentum we've seen in the last year and get grounded in the exciting work to come with our next strategic plan.
HIDOE & Hawaii Teacher Standards Board applaud Governor’s signing of House Bill 1070 in support of new teachershttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-HTSB-Joint-Statement.aspxHIDOE & Hawaii Teacher Standards Board applaud Governor’s signing of House Bill 1070 in support of new teachersHIDOE and the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board applaud Governor David Ige’s signing of House Bill 1070 into law. Act 116 will provide $600,000 in both fiscal years 2019-20 and 2020-21 for teacher stipends for the “Grow Our Own Teachers” initiative to cover annual licensing fees for new and untenured teachers.
Aloha to School Year 2018-19http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/0605.aspxAloha to School Year 2018-19From Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto: We wrapped up the majority of our public school graduations this past week and I have thoroughly enjoyed attending ceremonies statewide with my leadership team. Our schools have great personalities! I’d like to congratulate our educators on a successful year.
May 2019 Inspirehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Inspire/Pages/0519.aspxMay 2019 InspireInspirational stories from Hawai'i's public schools. In this edition: Help us plan for the next decade, Kohala High dedicates a new STEM facility, celebrating the class of 2019, National Merit Scholarship winners, more stories.
Teacher collaboration unleashing innovation, best practiceshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/051619.aspxTeacher collaboration unleashing innovation, best practicesFrom Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto: We will see a transformation in our special education programs as a result of the renewed commitment to collaboration by our schools and teachers, creating equitable learning experiences for our most vulnerable students. Here are some school-level examples of best practices around collaboration that are contributing to advancements in equity.
School bells ring, but why?http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/school-bell.aspxSchool bells ring, but why?School communities are being asked to "think out of the box" about how to deliver upon five student promises by 2030 as part of the public school system's next 10 years of strategic planning. What do schools need to do to advance equity, excellence and innovation for all, and what current procedures, policies, infrastructure and other elements should be reconsidered? State Office Teacher Bobby Widhalm shares his thoughts about the school bell.
Community invited to provide input on Hawai‘i DOE’s next 10 yearshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2030-Promise-Plan-feedback-toolkit.aspxCommunity invited to provide input on Hawai‘i DOE’s next 10 yearsThe Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is seeking feedback on the first draft of a 2030 Promise Plan, which will guide the Department for the next decade, centered around five promises to students. A step-by-step toolkit for the community to provide feedback is available at HawaiiPublicSchools.org. Feedback will be gathered through August 1, with a first draft of the plan to be delivered in September.
Hawai'i public school teachers named finalists for Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teachinghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2019-PAEMST.aspxHawai'i public school teachers named finalists for Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science TeachingHawaii public school teachers Daniel Taira (Lehua Elementary), Laura Cummings (Sunset Beach Elementary), Richard Brian Ogawa (Kanoelani Elementary) and Stacie Tateyama (Kipapa Elementary) have been selected as state finalists for one of the nation's most prestigious honors bestowed upon teachers — the Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, or PAEMST.
May 2019 Education Updatehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0519.aspxMay 2019 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: New contracting method is expediting repairs, Ala Wai El's Kwee named national LifeChanger of the Year, Mililani Middle breaks ground on new classroom, more stories.

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