August 2017 Strive HI

15-Aug-2017

News and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: The Teacher Leadership Cadre takes the reins of instruction at Farrington High, Leeward high schoolers earn college credit over the summer, new teachers prepped thanks to the Beginning Teacher Summer Academy, two Hawai'i teachers join Hope Street Group's national Teacher Advisory Council, more stories.

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AUGUST 2017

MAKING 'SHIFT' HAPPEN AT FARRINGTON HIGH
Administrators and teachers are two years into a focused effort to make teacher leadership a reality. As the reins loosened, trust has increased and, with that, a greater willingness among teachers to team up and take risks. LEARN MORE  


GETTING BEGINNING TEACHERS READY FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR
Almost 13,000 teachers head back to school a week ahead of students. For first-time teachers this can be nerve-racking, which is why the Beginning Teacher Summer Academy is a critical program to help them get started. LEARN MORE  


LEEWARD HS STUDENTS GAIN COLLEGE CREDIT OVER SUMMER
A group from Wai'anae High and Nanakuli High & Intermediate took classes at the University of Hawai'i-West O'ahu as part of a new, intensive six-week program, earning college and high school credits along the way. LEARN MORE  


5 SCHOOLS TO HOST NEW PRE-K CLASSROOMS NEXT YEAR
A child's early years are critical in establishing a strong foundation for education; research shows that early childhood education builds life-long learning and success. "This partnership has the potential to shape lives." LEARN MORE  


BRUMMEL, MEDEIROS NAMED TO NATIONAL TEACHER COUNCIL
Hawai'i teachers Kristen Brummel and Jon Medeiros will help Hope Street Group's national Teacher Advisory Council on program assessment and outreach efforts to boost teacher voice in federal and state education policies. LEARN MORE  


ANTI-BULLYING CAMPAIGN MARKS 10TH YEAR
The E Ola Pono campaign celebrated its 10th year, and was created as a cultural response to bullying in the schools. Student groups are encouraged to actively Grow Pono — to foster respect and harmony. LEARN MORE  


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WELCOME BACK MESSAGE FROM SUPT. CHRISTINA KISHIMOTO
On behalf of the Hawaii DOE, welcome to the 2017-18 school year. I am honored to be your new Superintendent and look forward to the opportunity to serve all students in the state of Hawaii. WATCH  


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