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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.
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.
April 2019 Education Updatehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0419.aspxApril 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: Kaneohe El's Kumu Bella earns Milken Teacher of Promise award, Class of 2018 shows strong growth nationally in AP exam performance, Inouye Elementary teacher Esther Park finds out what her 5th graders have to say on the issue of student voice, more stories.
October 2018 Strive HIhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/1018.aspxOctober 2018 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawai‘i's public school system. In this edition: Three Hawai‘i DOE schools named to the National Blue Ribbon Schools program by the U.S. DOE, three Hawai‘i DOE teachers are in the running for $100,000 grants in the Dream Big Teacher Challenge, the Harvest of the Month program returns with featured ingredient 'ulu, more stories.
Rovi Porter: My public school journeyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/rovi-porter.aspxRovi Porter: My public school journeyWhen I was asked to reflect on my public school journey, my immediate thought was to highlight the people who have supported me throughout the years. However, I believe the best form of gratitude is not just thanking them, but demonstrating how I’m using what they’ve taught me to be the best person I can be. Here’s my story.
Maunakea Scholars program launches scholarship, online dual credit coursehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/maunakea-scholarship.aspxMaunakea Scholars program launches scholarship, online dual credit courseHonoka‘a High senior Keilani Steele is the inaugural recipient of the Hōkūala Scholarship — $10,000 to attend the college of her choice in pursuit of an astronomy degree. It was made possible by the Maunakea Scholars program, which also announced a dual credit opportunity for Hawaii Island partner schools to participate in a free online astronomy class starting this school year.
April 2018 Education Updatehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0418.aspxApril 2018 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: Stevenson Middle science teacher earns the Milken Teacher of Promise award, Leilehua's JROTC team is returning to the CyberPatriot national competition, Roosevelt High students design and organize a schoolwide college and career fair, more stories.
Kalihi Waena Elementary students receive gift backpacks & school supplies in generous holiday donationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kalihi-Waena-Backpacks.aspxKalihi Waena Elementary students receive gift backpacks & school supplies in generous holiday donation‘Tis the season for giving and today all students at Kalihi Waena Elementary got a special holiday gift of new backpacks, containing crayons, notebooks and other school supplies, in a generous donation from PRMI Hawaii.
December 2017 Education Updatehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/1217.aspxDecember 2017 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: The Strategic Plan Dynamic Report allows the public to easily view data sets of our key performance indicators, principals leading at their alma maters, a Bright Spots profile of Pauoa Elementary, grants awarded to schools, Supt. Kishimoto discusses how we make room for innovation while keeping focus on the teaching and learning core.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Education leaders formalize Maunakea Scholars programhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/MKMOU.aspxEducation leaders formalize Maunakea Scholars programThe collaborative agreement between the Hawaii DOE, the University of Hawaii's Institute for Astronomy, and the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, will develop more opportunities for local high school students to use Maunakea Observatories for their innovative research projects.
Building a bridge between two readiness initiativeshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/CK-HA-Day.aspxBuilding a bridge between two readiness initiativesSixteen regional school-community teams are hosting HĀ Community Days. The goal is to bring schools and communities together to contextualize and actualize HIDOE’s HĀ policy to strengthen outcomes in the system that reflect Hawai‘i’s unique context and honor Hawaiian culture. Here, we profile the work of the Campbell-Kapolei team.
Ewa Makai student recognized as top youth volunteerhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Ewa-Makai-student-recognized-as-top-youth-volunteer.aspxEwa Makai student recognized as top youth volunteerEmma Tandara, an eighth grader at Ewa Makai Middle School, was selected as the Middle Level State Honoree for Hawaii for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. She received the award because of her efforts to promote recycling at her school and in the community.
Ala Wai Elementary receives 40 donated ukuleles from local artist Jake Shimabukuro and Music For Life Foundationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Ala-Wai-Ukuleles.aspxAla Wai Elementary receives 40 donated ukuleles from local artist Jake Shimabukuro and Music For Life FoundationHelping to rekindle Ala Wai Elementary’s music program, ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro and the Music For Life Foundation generously donated 40 ukuleles to the school’s students and restored 22 of its Kamaka ukuleles.
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.
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.
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.
Students see career options in the construction fieldhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-CCD.aspxStudents see career options in the construction field1,400 students from 13 public high schools and one charter school got a chance to participate in the state Department of Transportation’s 10th annual Hawaii Construction Career Days event at the Aloha Stadium recently to get a first-hand glimpse into these productive construction professions.
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.
Joint Venture Education Forum highlights education partnerships with Hawaii’s military communityhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/JVEF-2016.aspxJoint Venture Education Forum highlights education partnerships with Hawaii’s military communityJVEF, a cooperative partnership between Hawaii’s military community, HIDOE and other community organizations, highlighted success stories of Hawaii’s military students and their families at its 15th Annual Meeting today at the Hawaii Convention Center.
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.
Farrington High students gain career skills working with surf industry professionalshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/FarringtonWSLCTE.aspxFarrington High students gain career skills working with surf industry professionalsThe World Surf League teams up with Farrington High School students to provide mentoring and hands-on learning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hawaii and Hiroshima Superintendents establish educational opportunities between school districtshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-and-Hiroshima-Superintendents-establish-educational-opportunities-between-school-districts.aspxHawaii and Hiroshima Superintendents establish educational opportunities between school districtsHIDOE Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi and Hiroshima Prefecture Superintendent Kuniaki Shimozaki signed a Statement of Intent on Education Cooperation this morning at Washington Place. The agreement formally acknowledges the cultural and educational benefits gained through establishing a formal relationship between the school districts.
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.
Mural at Blanche Pope El serves as an Earth Day reminder to ho’omalu Waimanalohttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Blanche-Pope-Mural.aspxMural at Blanche Pope El serves as an Earth Day reminder to ho’omalu WaimanaloStudents at Blanche Pope Elementary celebrated Earth Day by unveiling their Mele Mural during the school’s ho’olaule’a today. The 55-foot mural took two weeks to complete with students from pre-kindergarten through sixth grade contributing to the brainstorming process and painting.
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.
Molokai student leader attracts NextEra Energy support to cool schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Molokai-Cool-Schools.aspxMolokai student leader attracts NextEra Energy support to cool schoolsA celebration assembly was held at Kaunakakai Elementary to mark the completion of a hybrid solar air conditioning installation project — 33 units were installed in 18 classrooms. Sixth-grader and Student Council President Leonahemaikekaimalie Crivello was commended for helping the project become a reality.
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.
Honoka‘a High's heartfelt mahalo for the Thanksgiving kahiauhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Volunteers/Pages/Honokaa-thanks.aspxHonoka‘a High's heartfelt mahalo for the Thanksgiving kahiauThe students of the Leadership Training Program at Honoka‘a High School wrote this thank you letter to the community for helping them organize and fund a Thanksgiving outreach effort that included turkey dinners served at the school and delivered to folks in need in the community. It is one of several projects planned to practice kahiau: doing without expecting anything in return.
'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."
Rallying to cool Laie El’s hottest classroomshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Volunteers/Pages/cool-laie.aspxRallying to cool Laie El’s hottest classroomsFrom students to parents to BYU engineers to energy efficiency experts, a community unites to solve the problem of trapped heat in classrooms at their local school.
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.
Maui schools join national program, granting 24/7 internet access, tablets to every studenthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/verizon-digital-promise.aspxMaui schools join national program, granting 24/7 internet access, tablets to every studentKalama, Lokelani intermediate schools are the first to participate in the two-year mobile and digital learning program that includes ongoing professional development for teachers to integrate technology across all subjects.
Fund to cool classrooms gets $25,000 boosthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Cool-Classrooms-Donation.aspxFund to cool classrooms gets $25,000 boostHawaii 3R's received a generous $25,000 donation from the Central Pacific Bank Foundation to help cool classrooms following a call to action by the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii.
Joint Venture Education Forum highlights state partnerships with Hawaii’s military communityhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/JVEF2015.aspxJoint Venture Education Forum highlights state partnerships with Hawaii’s military communityHIDOE's Joint Venture Education Forum showcased the military volunteers helping our schools succeed.
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.
Community partnerships with public schools thriving in Hawaiihttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/Community-Partnerships-Thrive.aspxCommunity partnerships with public schools thriving in HawaiiIn caring for our children, many have heard the saying, “It takes a village.” That saying holds true in public education, where community partners support Hawaii’s commitment to developing young minds through grants and projects that enrich the learning environment.
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.
Higher education is the key to a living wage in Hawaiihttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/P20.aspxHigher education is the key to a living wage in HawaiiThe author is Karen Lee, executive director of Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education. P-20 is a multiagency approach to strengthen the educational pipeline from early education through college. P-20 partners share a sense of urgency about the need to improve Hawaii's educational outcomes in an increasingly global economy. This piece ran in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
STEM Night attracts hundreds to Mililani Middle Schoolhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/STEM-Night-MMS.aspxSTEM Night attracts hundreds to Mililani Middle SchoolParents and their children flock to a growing event at Mililani Middle School dedicated to hands-on learning for STEM.
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.
Arts, Common Core, and a first-year Department teacher meet at Honolulu Museumhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/museum-day.aspxArts, Common Core, and a first-year Department teacher meet at Honolulu MuseumWhen the Department offered “A Day at the Museum,” a professional development course on integrating art with Hawaii Common Core standards, first-year DOE teacher Sheldon Konno jumped at the chance to participate. He wasn’t the only one — about 50 teachers spent a day rotating through different sessions with staff at the Honolulu Museum of Art.
12 high schools selected for innovative early college programhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/early-college.aspx12 high schools selected for innovative early college programTwelve high schools statewide have been selected to participate in the Early College High School Program, a coordinated initiative designed to allow more high school students to earn six or more college credits before they graduate from high school.
Mahalo! James Campbell Company donates $250,000 to Kapolei, West Oahu schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/JCC2014.aspxMahalo! James Campbell Company donates $250,000 to Kapolei, West Oahu schoolsPrincipals from nine Kapolei and West Oahu were presented checks from $15,000 to $45,000 to fund critical areas for student achievement.
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.
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.
Donor Profile: Sue D. Cooleyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Volunteers/Pages/Sue-Cooley.aspxDonor Profile: Sue D. CooleyAfter contributing nearly 80 percent of the construction cost for the Lahainaluna High School stadium on Maui, Sue D. Cooley will have the structure named after her following the Board of Education's unanimous agreement.
Volunteer Profile: Herb Lee, Jr.http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Volunteers/Pages/Herb-Lee.aspxVolunteer Profile: Herb Lee, Jr.Passion and perseverance describe Herb Lee, Jr., a former King Intermediate student who develops curriculum that perpetuates ancient Hawaiian culture while aligning with modern education. He's taught some 3,500 teachers and touched the lives of 75,000 students statewide during the past several years.
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.
Honolulu District Speech Festival celebrates 26 years stronghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2014HDOspeech.aspxHonolulu District Speech Festival celebrates 26 years strongThe event helps students in grades 3 through 6 develop and showcase their verbal communication skills and techniques. This Saturday, the festival celebrates its 26th year.
Private Schools with Public Purposehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/PubPriBridge.aspxPrivate Schools with Public PurposeParticipation in a robust summer learning program substantially reduces the achievement gap and keeps students on track toward graduation and beyond. With the support of community organizations and private foundations, the DOE has worked successfully with private schools to support a community of students from both rural and urban areas.
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.
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.
Kahaluu Elementary goes 'holiday green'http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Volunteers/Pages/Kahaluu-Elementary-goes-'holiday-green'.aspxKahaluu Elementary goes 'holiday green'Santa’s elves delivered early gifts to Kahaluu Elementary’s 304 students, who came to school and found 12 replanted sustainability gardens with taro, five stone benches, one huge lanai between the cafeteria and library, and newly laid pavers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Waipahu High's Early College program nets $256,000 gifthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Waipahu-High's-Early-College-program-nets-$256,000-gift.aspxWaipahu High's Early College program nets $256,000 giftWaipahu High School today received $256,000 from McInerny Foundation (Bank of Hawaii, Trustee) for the school’s Early College Program.
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.
Community-based partnership helps Waianae students attend collegehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/Community-based-partnership-helps-Waianae-students-attend-college.aspxCommunity-based partnership helps Waianae students attend collegeKauhale O Waianae, a school-community partnership between MAO Organic Farms, Waianae High School’s Searider Productions, and Makaha Studios, is helping 75 young adults from Waianae attend community colleges.
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.
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.
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.
Dental outreach on Hawaii Islandhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Volunteers/Pages/Dental-outreach-on-Hawaii-Island.aspxDental outreach on Hawaii IslandMahalo to Xerox for its "Making Smiles Brighter" Dental Outreach Initiative — networking with dental associations across the country to combat childhood tooth decay. The team screened kids on Hawaii Island this week at Kealakehe Elementary and Kahakai Elementary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.

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