Strive HI

Path to graduation

What students need to do to earn a diploma from Hawaii'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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Moving up

2013 Report Card

50th State leads the nation in statistically significant gains in math and reading.

Hawaii’s fourth- and eighth-graders continue to progress in mathematics and reading; and for the first time, the state’s fourth gr...

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Educator Effectiveness

Teacher training

Learn about our system of educator evaluations, mentoring and training.

The EES is designed to measure educators' professional practice and their impact, and provide feedback and support to teachers to ...

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Work for us!

Job opportunities

Looking for Highly Qualified teachers, specialists and more for our schools and offices.

Welcome to the Hawaii State Department of Education. Year-round, we hire an array of teachers, educational specialists and staff t...

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Common Core

Standards

English Language Arts and literacy in history, science, technical subjects and math.

Hawaii Common Core Standards define the knowledge and skills students need to succeed in college and careers when they graduate. T...

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The Strategic Plan

Our governing document driving the transformation of schools, grounded in three goals.

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Strive HI System

Our school accountability and performance system, rewarding growth and achievement.

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Testing

Our series of student exams includes the State Assessment, ACT and End of Course exams.

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Featured Article

Access Learning

Hawaii’s students live in a world that is increasingly complex and driven by rapid changes in technology. Just 15 years ago, the Internet as we know it did not exist; today, it plays a critical role in how we work, learn, play and connect. The Access Learning pilot project strives to harness the power of technology to support innovations in teaching and learning.

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Arbitration award aligns with DOE goals in raising the bar in school leadershiphttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Arbitration-award-aligns-with-DOE-goals-in-raising-the-bar-in-school-leadership.aspxArbitration award aligns with DOE goals in raising the bar in school leadershipThe decision, which affects DOE school principals and other educational officers, includes salary increases and establishes a Rewards and Recognition program.
Department announces 2014 graduation dateshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2014-grad.aspxDepartment announces 2014 graduation datesThe Hawaii State Department of Education is announcing its 2014 graduation dates for more than 60 schools, including public high schools and charter schools. In all, there will be approximately 11,000 students graduating from public schools this year. Graduation dates begin in late May with the ceremonies for Pahoa on Hawaii Island on Sunday, May 18.
Schools travel virtually to Kilauea for lessons in science, culturehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/volcanovft.aspxSchools travel virtually to Kilauea for lessons in science, cultureScenes from the Virtual Field Trip to Kilauea Crater, hosted by Keaau Elementary staff and students, facilitated by University Lab School, and broadcast to schools and viewers via Google Hangout.
Hawaii partners with national nonprofit to engage teachershttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-partners-with-national-nonprofit-to-engage-teachers.aspxHawaii partners with national nonprofit to engage teachersExceptional teacher leaders selected by Hope Street Group will be trained in peer and community engagement, data collection and media strategies –all with the intent of sharing information with the community about the Hawaii Common Core standards.
Hawaii, Mexico students explore volcano in virtual field trip http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii,-Mexico-students-explore-volcano-in-virtual-field-trip-.aspxHawaii, Mexico students explore volcano in virtual field trip Dozens of public school students took part in a virtual field trip on Monday to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the latest example of how the Hawaii State Department of Education is using technology to innovate and expand learning opportunities at home and abroad.
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.

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Department announces 2014 graduation dateshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2014-grad.aspxDepartment announces 2014 graduation datesThe Hawaii State Department of Education is announcing its 2014 graduation dates for more than 60 schools, including public high schools and charter schools. In all, there will be approximately 11,000 students graduating from public schools this year. Graduation dates begin in late May with the ceremonies for Pahoa on Hawaii Island on Sunday, May 18.
Oahu Maphttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/SchoolFinder/Pages/Oahu-Map.aspxOahu Map
Homeschoolinghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/Choosingaschool/Pages/Homeschooling-FAQs.aspxHomeschoolingThe Department has a legitimate interest in and responsibility for the appropriate education of all school age children in the State of Hawaii and recognizes homeschooling as an alternative to compulsory school attendance. Homeschooling is a parent-initiated educational alternative.
Teacher Application FAQshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/JobOpportunities/Pages/Teacher-Application-FAQs.aspxTeacher Application FAQsAnswers to our commonly asked questions about applying to teach in the Department.
Hawaii fourth-graders outperform nation in mathematics, 2013 'Nation’s Report Card' showshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2013-NAEP.aspxHawaii fourth-graders outperform nation in mathematics, 2013 'Nation’s Report Card' showsHawaii’s fourth- and eighth-graders continue to progress in mathematics and reading; and for the first time, the state’s fourth graders have scored above the national average in math. This is according to the “The Nation’s Report Card” released today by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) spring 2013 state-by-state results.
Schools travel virtually to Kilauea for lessons in science, culturehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/volcanovft.aspxSchools travel virtually to Kilauea for lessons in science, cultureScenes from the Virtual Field Trip to Kilauea Crater, hosted by Keaau Elementary staff and students, facilitated by University Lab School, and broadcast to schools and viewers via Google Hangout.

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Upcoming Events

May 26 - Memorial Day - State and federal holiday. All Department offices and schools will be closed.
May 29 - Last Day for Students - 4th quarter (46 student days) and 2nd semester (93 student days) ends for the 2013-14 school year.
May 30 - Last Day for Teachers - Last day of work for teachers before summer break commences.