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October 2017 Strive HI

16-Oct-2017

News and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: Hawaii public school students see double-digit rise in AP tests taken and passed, Strive HI System results show steady statewide performance, Maunakea Scholars program sees explosive growth, learn more about an implementation plan for the Strategic Plan focusing on three high-impact strategies.

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OCTOBER 2017

HIDOE STUDENTS SEE DOUBLE-DIGIT GAINS ON AP EXAM
They earned 15 percent more qualifying marks on the rigorous college-credit exam over the year prior, on 10 percent more exams taken. Supt. Christina Kishimoto offered heartfelt congratulations to all involved "on these fantastic results." LEARN MORE  


STRIVE HI REPORTS: STATEWIDE SCHOOL PERFORMANCE STEADY
The annual progress reports track a range of school health indicators, including achievement, growth, transitional targets and school climate. The data is provided to help educators and communities take action for student learning. LEARN MORE  


MORE STUDENTS GET ASTRONOMICAL VIEWING TIME
The Maunakea Scholars program, designed to bring Hawai'i's high school students into one of the world’s most advanced observatory communities, has dramatically expanded for the 2017–18 school year to serve more local kids. LEARN MORE  


OLOMANA, EWA MAKAI LEADERS HONORED
The Hawaii Association of Secondary School Administrators named Stacey Oshio from Olomana School as the state’s National Distinguished Principal of the Year and Geri Martin from Ewa Makai Middle as the Vice Principal of the Year. LEARN MORE  


TOP LEADERSHIP POSITIONS FILLED
Approved by the Board: Phyllis Unebasami, deputy superintendent; Brook Conner, assistant superintendent, Office of Information Technology Services; and Kathleen Dimino, complex area superintendent, Baldwin-Kekaulike-Maui. LEARN MORE  


LUKE, KANINAU APPOINTED TO NEW LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
Rodney Luke has been named interim assistant superintendent in the Office of Strategy, Innovation and Performance, and Clayton Kaninau will fill in for Luke as acting complex area superintendent for Pearl City-Waipahu. LEARN MORE  


good to know

SCHOOL DESIGN, STUDENT VOICE, TEACHER COLLABORATION
On October 3, 2017, Supt. Kishimoto presented to the Board of Education the HIDOE Implementation Plan to advance the goals of the Strategic Plan. The Implementation Plan is targeted around three high impact strategies. LEARN MORE  


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