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November 2015 Strive HI Enews

16-Nov-2015

Round-up of news stories from across the public school system. In this edition: Focus on responsibility to public schools during American Education Week, public school students rise in AP exams, NAEP scores in Hawaii follow national trend, Hawaii ahead of call to reduce testing, Ewa Makai Middle's innovative Tech-P.E. program recognized nationally, boosting achievement for our students with disabilities, more.


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NOVEMBER 2015

SUPT. MATAYOSHI: ALL STUDENTS ARE OUR KULEANA
During this American Education Week, "It is up to all of us — the DOE, our schools, parents and our community — to put forth our best efforts to empower our students to reach their highest dreams." STORY  


SCHOOLS SERVE COMMON GOOD — WE INVITE YOU TO HELP
"In order to evoke the change that is being demanded, it will take action from everyone in the community. Whether it is testifying on issues, volunteering in a classroom, tutoring or donating to public schools, it will take us working together." STORY  


HAWAII AHEAD OF CALL TO REDUCE TESTING
Last school year, HIDOE performed a review of all of the assessments required by the state, and streamlined the requirements for this school year. "Tests play a role in supporting teaching and learning, but that role must be balanced..."​ STORY  


HAWAII'S SCORES ON 2015 NAEP FOLLOW NATIONAL DROP
Unlike 2013, when Hawaii’s fourth graders scored above the national average in math, scores slipped in grade 4 and 8 in both mathematics and reading. However, Hawaii's 10-year trajectory is still one of strong growth. STORY  


MORE PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS RISE IN AP EXAMS
Students at 37 Hawaii public high schools have earned College Board’s Advanced Placement Program Scholar Awards in recognition of exceptional achievement in AP Exams. STORY  


INNOVATIVE TECH-P.E. PROGRAM RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY
Ewa Makai Middle School is one of 41 schools selected for the “Innovative Schools” list. The school’s unique approach to physical education through its Tech P.E. program helped earn them a spot on the list out of 140,000 schools. STORY  


BOOSTING ACHIEVEMENT FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
PBS Hawaii hosted HIDOE's Assistant Supt. Suzanne Mulcahy on an Insights panel discussion about reaching and serving more students with special education needs (and their families) more effectively. WATCH  


MORE HAWAII SCHOOLS MAKE NOTABLE GAINS
The Strive HI Performance System provides data to schools and offices to customize supports and interventions where schools need them most. The annual reports provide a snapshot of how schools are doing in achievement, growth, readiness and reducing the achievement gap. LEARN MORE  


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