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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...


Military Families

Coming to Hawaii

About 8 percent of our students are military connected. PCS-ing to Hawaii? Resources here.

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


Job opportunities

We're hiring!

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

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



New federal law

Answers to common questions as we transition to ESSA requirements by school year 2017-18.

ESSA is a reauthorization of federal education law, replacing the prior reauthorization known as No Child Left Behind. These frequ...


Free & Reduced Price Lunch

Feeding keiki

Nutritionally balanced, 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...


The Strategic Plan

A foundation of expectations and supports to ensure equity and excellence for all.

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Strive HI System

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

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Effective Teaching

Supporting teachers to improve instruction across our schools.

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Heat abatement program at public schools

The Department's heat abatement effort prioritizes schools that require cooling strategies, which may include air conditioning. We work with the Legislature to fast-track the schools that need relief most.




Local viewpoint on display among powerful regional art program nominees viewpoint on display among powerful regional art program nomineesCongratulations to the extraordinary student artists nominated for this year's Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards program. Their works will be exhibited at the Hawaii State Art Museum this spring. Gold Key and American Visions nominees are eligible for the prestigious national competition and scholarships, to be announced in March.
Mililani High student and teacher selected for prestigious Normandy Scholar program High student and teacher selected for prestigious Normandy Scholar programMililani High student Travis Afuso and teacher Amy Boehning are one of 14 teams accepted into the Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom Albert H. Small Student & Teacher Institute. They will learn about D-Day and World War II, and will travel to Washington D.C. and Normandy, France as part of the program.
Kapunahala El counselor honored in Washington D.C. during National Counselor of the Year ceremony El counselor honored in Washington D.C. during National Counselor of the Year ceremony​Kapunahala Elementary School Counselor Ramona Kahawaii is Hawaii's 2017 Counselor of the Year and last week went on to represent the state at the America School Counselor Association's annual recognition ceremony in Washington D.C. with First Lady Michelle Obama.
January 2017 Education Update 2017 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: School funding to be considered at the 2017 Legislature, focus on academic plans and ESSA with approval of the Strategic Plan, Bright Spot story on Jarrett Middle's extraordinary school culture, Hot Topics list for 2017, Supt.'s Corner and coming events.
Statement by Superintendent Matayoshi on school-related trips by Superintendent Matayoshi on school-related tripsThe Hawaii State Ethics Commission announced it reached an agreement with HSTA regarding teachers serving as chaperones on school-related trips. Under the agreement, teachers may continue to plan trips and serve as chaperones with private tour companies.
2016 Year in Review 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.

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Out-of-state teacher recruitment schedule teacher recruitment scheduleThank you for your interest in teaching at the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE). We have six upcoming out-of-state recruitment trips planned in March and April 2017, seeking teachers for the 2017-18 school year.
Teacher/Student access to Origo math games 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.
Teacher Application FAQs Application FAQsAnswers to our commonly asked questions about applying to teach in the Department.
Oahu Map 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.
Substitute teacher reporting system 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.
Homeschooling 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.

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