April 2018 Strive HI

10-Apr-2018

News and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: Hawai'i's grade 8 reading stands out in biannual "Nation's Report Card," Farm to School gets a new name and look with ‘Aina Pono, public feedback on the Hawai‘i DOE's draft Computer Science Action Plan is sought through April 16, more stories.

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APRIL 2018

GRADE 8 READING STANDS OUT IN 2017 'NATION'S REPORT CARD'
The National Assessment of Educational Progress has released its 2017 results in “The Nation’s Report Card.” Hawaii is one of only 10 states to show an increase in grade 8 reading scores, with an increase of four scaled score points. LEARN MORE  


CAREER PATHWAYS, DUAL CREDIT COURSEWORK UP
Programs and policies designed to strengthen transitions from high school to college and career are continuing to prove effective, according to the latest College and Career Readiness Indicators Report (CCRI). LEARN MORE  


'AINA PONO: A NEW NAME & LOOK FOR FARM TO SCHOOL
A new logo and name for the Farm to School Initiative — 'Aina Pono — was unveiled March 29 at Mililani High. To celebrate, the school cooked kalua pork overnight in an imu (underground oven) on campus. LEARN MORE  


SCHOOLS EARN TOP SPOTS AT NATIONAL MEDIA COMPETITION
Hawaii's public schools earned several top prizes at the 15th annual Student Television Network (STN) national convention, held in Nashville, TN in March. Searider Productions was named the best monthly news show in the country. LEARN MORE  


CHALLENGER CENTER HAWAII CELEBRATES 25 YEARS
Special guests Claude Onizuka and June Scobee Rodgers, founding director of the Challenger Center and widow of Challenger Shuttle Commander Dick Scobee, helped mark the occasion. LEARN MORE  


STUDENTS TEST THEIR WORKPLACE SKILLS AT CTSO CONVENTION
Student members of four Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) representing schools statewide competed in performance tasks aligned to career pathways at the 2018 CTSO Convention. LEARN MORE  


good to know

PUBLIC FEEDBACK SOUGHT ON COMPUTER SCIENCE ACTION PLAN
Hawai‘i has a draft action plan to address how to implement Computer Science learning in all our schools with fidelity and equity. The feedback window is open through April 16. LEARN MORE  


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