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April 2017 Strive HI

20-Apr-2017

News and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: the Connect to Careers coalition launches, K-12 construct at Hilo-Waiakea bearing fruit, preparation for college and career rising in Hawaii's public schools, hundreds turn out for first Lanakila El Leadership Day, more stories.

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APRIL 2017

INDUSTRY-LED C2C TO BUILD NEXT-GEN WORKFORCE
​The Hawaii State Department of Education announced the Connect to Careers (C2C) coalition alongside business and education partners. Focus: to prepare students for success in high-skill, in-demand career pathways. LEARN MORE  


HILO-WAIAKEA COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS SOARS
Two-year data trends show both high schools among the leaders in boosting readiness through early college, CTE concentrators and major remediation declines. Educational leaders point to a K-12 construct that's delivering. LEARN MORE  


PREPARATION FOR COLLEGE, CAREER RISING
More students are taking college-level courses while in high school and graduating with college credits, according to the annual College and Career Readiness Indicators Report from Hawaii P-20. LEARN MORE  


HUNDREDS TURN OUT FOR LANAKILA EL'S LEADERSHIP DAY
Students showcased projects grounded in The 7 Habits of Happy Kids curriculum that they have been working on throughout the year. Festivities included student performances, interactive presentations, a wax museum, and more. LEARN MORE  


SOFTWARE UPGRADE STREAMLINES FOOD PAYMENTS, MORE
The SchoolCafé program will make it easier for parents to monitor and pay for their child’s school meals online and through a mobile application, and allows for the creation of auto-payments, alerts and more. LEARN MORE  


TSUNAMI AWARENESS MONTH KICKS OFF WITH HALEIWA EL DRILL
Students took part in a campus wide tsunami evacuation drill to help the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) spread the word about emergency response. "Evacuation drills are essential." LEARN MORE  


STUDENTS TEACH! KAISER HIGH HOSTS CODING WORKSHOP
Kaiser High School’s Computer Science Club spent their last Saturday before spring break ended providing a special coding workshop for 20 Koko Head Elementary students and their parents. LEARN MORE  


PUBLIC FEEDBACK SOUGHT ON ESSA, STRIVE HI
On April 18, the Board of Education approved the draft of Hawaii's plan for federal funding under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Public input is sought on it and on proposed updates to the Strive HI System; open until May 18. LEARN MORE  


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