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August 2016 Strive HI

23-Aug-2016

News and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: Four Hawaii teachers honored with the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), opportunities for community input on Strategic Plan, Superintendent's message on community voice in shaping our education future, letter to USDOE about pending regulations, getting oriented on the Fiscal Biennium budget process, more.

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AUGUST 2016

MATH & SCIENCE TEACHERS RECOGNIZED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA
"We are proud of these educators and commend them for providing our students with rigorous science and math curriculum and opportunities," said Supt. Matayoshi of Eliza Akana Yoshida, Stan Mesina, Alicia Nakamitsu and Bryan Silver. STORY​  


COMMUNITY VOICES SOUGHT ON PUBLIC EDUCATION PLANS
The public has more opportunities to provide feedback at upcoming Board of Education community meetings on Oahu, Kauai and Molokai. STORY  
  •  From the Supt: All voices welcome in shaping our education future. STORY  


REPORT LAYS FOUNDATION FOR STUDENT SUCCESS
Findings from the spring 2016 community outreach effort provided much common ground for community-based definitions of student success. These findings are fueling further work at BOE community meetings through September. READ REPORT  


HAWAII EXPRESSES CONCERNS OVER ESSA REGULATIONS
In a joint letter to the U.S. Department of Education, the Governor, Board of Education Chair and Superintendent noted concerns about the draft regulations and implementation timeline for the Every Students Succeeds Act. STORY  


INCOME QUALIFICATIONS FOR FREE/REDUCED-PRICE LUNCH
Qualifications have been updated for the 2016-17 school year for school meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. Applications can be received at any time during the school year. STORY  


GET ORIENTED AS WE HEAD INTO THE FISCAL BIENNIUM
The Office of Fiscal Services provided this overview of Hawaii DOE funding at state, federal and other levels, historic funding views, and an explanation of the budgeting cycle and process. Be informed about school system finance! LEARN MORE  


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