Strive HI — Aug. 2014

27-Aug-2014

Roundup of news stories from around Hawaii's public schools: Strive HI Performance System results, teacher effectiveness ratings released, Year 1 results of the Access Learning pilot, rewarding data champions, new student member of the BOE welcomed.

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AUG. 27, 2014

Strive HI: Chronic absenteeism plummets 39%
Hawaii's public elementary schools have made significant headway in reducing the number of students chronically absent, a strong predictor of academic success, according to the 2013-14 Strive HI Performance System results. STORY  

EDUCATOR EFFECTIVENESS RESULTS RELEASED
An overwhelming majority of the state's more than 11,000 teachers are "effective" and "highly effective" educators, according to Educator Effectiveness System (EES) results from school year 2013-14. STORY  

ACCESS LEARNING PILOT ENHANCES TEACHING, LEARNING
A first-year report shows the initiative is helping to reduce burden on teachers, increase student engagement and responsibility, and improve parents' support of public schools. STORY  

LEADERSHIP IN THE FACE OF THE STORM
A look at how administrators organize and lead their school communities through disasters, and a special shout-out to the staff who went above and beyond the call of duty during Hurricane Iselle. STORY  

DEPARTMENT RECOGNIZES, REWARDS DATA CHAMPIONS
Select educators who have demonstrated leadership in data usage toward student and staff success earn $5,000 to bolster their efforts. STORY  

BOE WELCOMES NEW STUDENT MEMBER
The Board welcomes Danson Honda, incoming senior at Pearl City High School, as its student representative for the 2014-15 school year. STORY  

SCHOOLS OF THE FUTURE CONFERENCE
Coming November 6 & 7 to the Hawaii Convention Center, open to all educators and the public, featuring presentations to share best practices for taking schools into the future of education. LEARN MORE  

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