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Student-centered Strategic Plan approved by Boardhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Strategic-Plan-approved.aspxStudent-centered Strategic Plan approved by BoardThe Hawaii State Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt the update and extension of the Strategic Plan with amendments. The plan will be used to guide the Department and its schools from 2017-20 with implementation starting next year.
Strive HI System replaces parts of NCLBhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Strive-HI-Performance-System-replaces-components-of-federal-NCLB-requirements.aspxStrive HI System replaces parts of NCLB​​​​The Department is pleased to announce it has received federal approval for the Strive HI Performance System, designed to ensure all students graduate college- and career-ready. The new school accountability and improvement system granted by the U.S. Department of Education replaces many requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) with multiple measures of success to meet the needs of Hawaii’s students, educators and schools.
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.
All voices welcome in shaping our education futurehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/LeadershipProfilesAndStaff/Pages/All-voices-welcome-in-shaping-our-education-future.aspxAll voices welcome in shaping our education futureSuperintendent Kathryn Matayoshi provided an update to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser about the progress made in receiving community feedback for the HIDOE/BOE Strategic Plan and ESSA State Plan, as well as plans for Phase II outreach.
Welcome back! from Supt. Kathryn Matayoshihttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/LeadershipProfilesAndStaff/Pages/2016-17-welcome-back.aspxWelcome back! from Supt. Kathryn MatayoshiAs school year 2016-17 gets under way, this letter is being sent home to parents and families with information about the Strategic Plan review and extension, which will help HIDOE build upon successes in schools and identify innovative solutions to support a high quality education for all students.
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.
Department rolls out more data visuals for public to viewhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Department-rolls-out-more-data-visuals-for-public-to-view.aspxDepartment rolls out more data visuals for public to viewThe Hawaii State Department of Education released online data for its remaining strategic goals. The department's Strategic Plan Dynamic Report is an online resource that allows the public to view data across performance indicators identified in the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan.
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.
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.
One week left on public survey — offer your input on Hawaii’s education futurehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/One-Week-Left.aspxOne week left on public survey — offer your input on Hawaii’s education futureThe Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is reminding the public that they have one more week to submit input on a plan for student success. The community’s input is needed to support student aspirations in our public schools.
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.
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.
Hawaii expresses concerns over ESSA regulations and implementation timing http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/ESSA-Concerns.aspxHawaii expresses concerns over ESSA regulations and implementation timing In a joint letter to the U.S. Department of Education, Governor David Ige, Hawaii State Board of Education's Chairperson Lance Mizumoto and Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi voiced concerns about the draft regulations and implementation timeline for the Every Students Succeeds Act.
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.
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.
Hawaii education leaders partnering in Worldwide Voyagehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-education-leaders-partnering-in-Worldwide-Voyage.aspxHawaii education leaders partnering in Worldwide VoyageEarly childhood to higher education representatives today signed a memorandum of understanding in support of community based and sustainable education aligned with the Polynesian Voyaging Society's (PVS's) Worldwide Voyage.
New online tool provides greater insight on department progresshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Strategic-Plan-Dynamic-Report.aspxNew online tool provides greater insight on department progressIn an effort to make performance data easily available to the public, HIDOE today announced the launch of its Strategic Plan Dynamic Report at the BOE meeting. The new online resource allows the public to view data across performance indicators identified in the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan.
Conversation on improving public education continues, meetings set through Septemberhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DOE-BOE-Conversation-Meetings.aspxConversation on improving public education continues, meetings set through SeptemberThe Hawaii DOE and Board of Education have scheduled a series of community meetings to provide updates on plans to better public education. These meetings are part of the ongoing outreach effort in the updating of the Strategic Plan.
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.
November 2017 Education Updatehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/1117.aspxNovember 2017 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Congratulations to Vanessa Ching, 2018 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year; leadership appointments and honors, Stevenson Middle updates computer lab with assist from the Clippers Foundation, watch the replay of "Designing Schools for Hawai‘i's Future" on ‘Olelo, more stories.
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.
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.
Race to the Top 'high risk' status partially removedhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Race-to-the-Top-'high-risk'-status-partially-removed.aspxRace to the Top 'high risk' status partially removedHONOLULU - The Department is off of Race to the Top (RTTT) “high-risk” status for its work on standards, assessments, and data system development and use.
2016 Year in Reviewhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2016-Year-in-Review.aspx2016 Year in ReviewThere is much work to be done, but there is much to celebrate now! Here’s a rundown of impressive achievements in 2016 by our schools, educators and keiki.
Hawaii's Race to the Top grant cleared from high-risk statushttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii's-Race-to-the-Top-grant-cleared-from-high-risk-status.aspxHawaii's Race to the Top grant cleared from high-risk statusThe U.S. Department of Education has removed Hawaii's 'high-risk' status from the state's Race to the Top grant program. The decision allows Hawaii to continue its Race to the Top reform efforts through September 2014 when the grant officially ends.
Board of Education approves leadership salaries http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Board-of-Education-approves-leadership-salaries-.aspxBoard of Education approves leadership salaries The Hawaii State Board of Education approves salary adjustments to Hawaii State Department of Education management positions, citing progress meeting Strategic Plan goals.
2015 Year in Reviewhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2015-Year-in-Review.aspx2015 Year in ReviewThere is much work to be done, but there is much to celebrate now! Here’s a rundown of impressive achievements in 2015 by our schools, educators and keiki.
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.
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.
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.
2013 Year in Reviewhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2013-Year-in-Review.aspx2013 Year in ReviewThe end of a tremendous year is upon us. Over the past 12 months, we have made extraordinary progress in our efforts to transform Hawaii’s public school system.
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.
Board approves Department's school accreditation planhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Board-approves-Department's-school-accreditation-plan.aspxBoard approves Department's school accreditation planThe Hawaii State Board of Education (BOE) today approved the Department of Education's five-year project to ensure all public schools are accredited in alignment with BOE/DOE Strategic Plan.
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.
Lehua Elementary named 'Lighthouse School'http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Lehua-Elementary-named-'Lighthouse-School'.aspxLehua Elementary named 'Lighthouse School'Lehua's designation follows a rigorous three-year certification of integrating leadership across nine areas. It is the first school in Hawaii to earn the label, and the 45th in the world.
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.
Department awards $1 million in Strive HI grantshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DOE-awards-$1-million-in-'Strive-HI'-grants-to-32-schools.aspxDepartment awards $1 million in Strive HI grantsHONOLULU - The Department today honored 32 schools for extraordinary achievements at the first annual Strive HI Awards ceremony. The awards ranging from $12,500 to $100,000 recognize schools for significant academic progress for two consecutive years and represent a one-time grant to further improvement efforts.
Department launches new websitehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Department-launches-new-website.aspxDepartment launches new websiteThe Department today launched its new website — HawaiiPublicSchools.org — to better serve parents, students, teachers, staff and the broader public.
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.
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.
'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."
Updated Strategic Plan to be presented to Boardhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Updated-Strategic-Plan-to-be-presented-to-Board.aspxUpdated Strategic Plan to be presented to BoardOn Dec. 6, the updated Strategic Plan will be presented to the Board of Education (BOE) for adoption. This joint project of the Department of Education (DOE) and BOE covers the years 2017-2020. It is an update and extension of the 2012 plan, following a broad community review in 2016.
Community voices sought for input on public education planshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Community-voices-sought-for-input-on-public-education-plans-.aspxCommunity voices sought for input on public education plansSince April, HIDOE and BOE has engaged the community as it reviews its joint Strategic Plan​. BOE members have hosted meetings in Waimea (Hawaii Island) and Wailuku, and the public has more opportunities to provide feedback at upcoming community meetings on Oahu, Kauai and Molokai.
DOE tackling inefficiencies as part of education transformationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DOE-tackling-inefficiencies-as-part-of-education-transformation.aspxDOE tackling inefficiencies as part of education transformationA new review of the DOE’s Facilities Development Branch is based on the DOE/BOE strategic plan to locate and correct inefficiencies as directed by Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi. The latest review analyzed processes and controls related to specific construction, repair and maintenance activities against leading industry practices.
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.

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