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July 2015 Strive HI

20-Jul-2015

News from across the public school system. In this edition: Strive HI System granted full approval for three years, three schools join national Turnaround Arts initiative, Waianae Intermediate and Nanaikapono Elementary named model schools for counseling, DOE breaks ground on Ka Hei photovoltaic projects, more.

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JULY 2015

STRIVE HI SYSTEM GRANTED FULL APPROVAL FOR 3 YEARS
The U.S. Department of Education announces the state's Strive HI system for school performance and improvement is approved without conditions for three years. It allows for some flexibility from federal education law. STORY  


WAIANAE SCHOOLS A NATIONAL MODEL FOR COUNSELING
Waianae Intermediate and Nanaikapono Elementary earn national praise from the American School Counselor Association for their efforts to raise student achievement through comprehensive counseling services. STORY  


HAWAII JOINS NATIONAL TURNAROUND ARTS INITIATIVE
Musicians Jack Johnson and Jake Shimabukuru, and actress Alfre Woodard will work with Kalihi Kai El, Kamaile Academy and Waianae El as Turnaround Artists. The program improves academic outcomes through intensive arts education. STORY  


DOE BREAKS GROUND ON FIRST KA HEI PHOTOVOLTAIC PROJECTS
The Department begins the energy-generation phase of the Ka Hei program, a multi-year initiative to integrate innovative energy technology with meaningful learning experiences, all while reducing energy costs. STORY  


EDUCATION LEADERSHIP APPOINTMENTS MOVE FORWARD
The Department bids aloha to longtime educators Lea Albert and Valerie Takata as new leaders are appointed to key state offices and the Castle-Kahuku and Hilo-Waiakea Complex Areas. STORY  


HAHAIONE, KAELEPULU AND PALISADES EARN BLUE RIBBON NOD
The three elementary schools are Hawaii's nominees for the 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, which recognizes high performance and progress toward closing the achievement gap. STORY  


FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH PROGRAM
Enrollment for the 2015-16 program, which provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day, is now open. Updated guidelines for income eligibility to qualify for subsidized meals are posted. LEARN MORE  


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