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Path to graduation

How to earn a diploma from Hawai‘i's public high schools.

Academic and performance requirements to obtain a diploma from Hawaii's public high schools, from the basics to honors recognition...

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Military Families

Coming to Hawai‘i

About 8 percent of our students are military connected. Get resources here.

The Department works with the Interstate Compact to smooth the experience for military families who enroll their children in Hawai...

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Job Opportunities

We're hiring!

Looking for qualified teachers and other professionals for schools, offices.

Welcome to the Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE). Year-round, we hire an array of teachers, educational specialists an...

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2030 Promise Plan

Feedback toolkit

Help the Hawai‘i DOE deliver on five promises to our haumana by 2030.

Mahalo for your interest in the 2030 Promise Plan, which will guide Hawai‘i's public school system from 2020 to 2030. We have iden...

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Free & Reduced Price Lunch

Feeding keiki

Nutritious low-cost or free lunches are available to qualifying children.

The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program in public and nonprofit private schools and residential chi...

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Strategic Plan

Hawai‘i's action plan to deliver excellence in education for all keiki.

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Strive HI System

Tracking progress in our schools to support success for all students.

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Effective Teaching

Our evaluation system supports teachers in their professional practice.

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School Facilities

The Department is deploying an innovative three-part initiative to expedite upgrades and plan for schools' facilities needs. Learn about using school facilities, how to support school facilities repairs, how to become a vendor, and details about the facilities planning process.

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Hawaii history students need help telling WWII Silent Hero storieshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-history-students-need-help-telling-WWII-Silent-Hero-stories.aspxHawaii history students need help telling WWII Silent Hero storiesFive student-educator teams from Hawaii public schools will participate this Memorial Day in the telling of untold stories of American service members buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific as part of Sacrifice for Freedom: World War II in the Pacific Student & Teacher Institute, a student-teacher cooperative learning program.
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.
2019 Hawaii National Distinguished Principal http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2019-Hawaii-National-Distinguished-Principal-.aspx2019 Hawaii National Distinguished Principal The Hawaii Elementary and Middle School Administrators Association named Principal Stacie Kunihisa from Kanoelani Elementary School as the 2019 Hawaii National Distinguished Principal. Kunihisa will join the National Association of Elementary School Principals awardees from the other 49 states in Washington D.C. in October.
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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2019 Graduation Dateshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2019-Graduation-Dates.aspx2019 Graduation DatesApproximately 10,000 students are expected to walk in graduation ceremonies across the Islands at the locations, dates and times below.
Substitute teacher reporting systemhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/JobOpportunities/Pages/substitute-notifications.aspxSubstitute teacher reporting systemThe Department uses a digital accounting system — The Teacher-Substitute Employee Automated System (TSEAS) — for schools to report, update and/or cancel teacher absences, which send automatic notifications to registered substitutes to alert them of work opportunities.
Teacher/Student access to Origo math gameshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/CommonCoreStateStandards/Pages/Origo.aspxTeacher/Student access to Origo math gamesAs part of the Hawaii State Department of Education's use of Stepping Stones curriculum for K-5 mathematics, access for teachers and students has been granted free access to Origo Education's Fundamentals channel, which includes online math games.
Join the conversation to grow equity, excellence and innovation in Hawai‘i’s public schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StrategicPlan/Pages/Phase-I.aspxJoin the conversation to grow equity, excellence and innovation in Hawai‘i’s public schoolsMahalo for your interest in the 2030 Promise Plan, which will guide Hawai‘i's public school system from 2020 to 2030. We have identified five student promises to realize in every school by 2030, focusing on creative ideas and solutions. Our aim is a thriving, sustainable state grounded in the values of HĀ. Here is a step-by-step tookit to support community groups to collectively add their input through August 1.
Oahu Maphttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/SchoolFinder/Pages/Oahu-Map.aspxOahu MapOahu is comprised of four districts — Honolulu, Windward, Central and Leeward — with nine Complex Areas, each with two or three Complexes. A complex is a high school plus the regional elementary and middle schools that feed into it.
HawaiiPayhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Pages/HawaiiPay.aspxHawaiiPayThe HawaiiPay project is led by the Dept. of Accounting and General Services in partnership with the Office of Enterprise Technology Services to modernize payroll and time & attendance systems serving roughly 63,000 full- and part-time employees statewide.

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