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October 2016 Strive HI

20-Oct-2016

News and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: Hawaii's public school students outpacing nation in gains on the Advanced Placement exam, Kauai and Waimea high schools lead dramatic drop in English remediation rates, Washington Middle teacher and principal earn top accolades, annual results of Strive HI System and Smarter Balanced tests show growth, more stories.

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OCTOBER 2016

HAWAII PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS OUTPACE NATION IN AP GAINS
Hawaii's public school students are exceeding the nation in gains on the Advanced Placement Program exams over the year prior, and show increases in the number of exam takers, exams taken and scores of 3 or higher. LEARN MORE  


KAUAI, WAIMEA LEAD STATE IN SLASHING ENGLISH REMEDIATION
The Garden Island schools have different approaches but a shared goal of "Literacy in all subjects." They'll share what they've learned and what's working for them at a state literacy conference in December. LEARN MORE  


WASHINGTON MIDDLE'S SUNG PARK IS TEACHER OF THE YEAR
The mathematics teacher has taught in public schools for 12 years and coached the school's MATHCOUNTS team since 2010. Every year since, his team has won the state championship. STORY  


HARANO IS HAWAII'S 2017 NATIONAL DISTINGUISHED PRINCIPAL
The Hawaii Association of Secondary School Administrators honored Principal Michael Harano from Washington Middle with the prestigious title at a luncheon that also kicked off National Principals Month. STORY  


2ND-YEAR RESULTS OF MORE RIGOROUS TEST SHOW PROGRESS
51 percent of students tested met or exceeded the achievement standard in English Language Arts/Literacy, up 3 points. In math, it was 42 percent of students, up 1 point. And Hawaii set a baseline for a historic Kaiapuni assessment. STORY  


ANNUAL PERFORMANCE SYSTEM RESULTS SHOW GROWTH
Assessment results in ELA, math and science are all higher, and key measures in graduation, college enrollment and ACT achievement are holding steady. The system will be transitioning next year to align with new federal law. STORY  


$750,000 GRANT TO EXTEND LITERACY PROGRAMS
Campbell Complex received its second Department of Defense grant to improve reading achievement for schools with 15 percent or more students from military families, and provide professional development to other schools. STORY  


CAMPUSWIDE ENERGY RETROFIT COMPLETED AT HONOWAI EL
The Waipahu school is HIDOE's most extensive deployment of energy and sustainability efforts, including installation of the maximum amount of PV panels under Hawaiian Electric Company's Net Energy Metering (NEM) program. STORY  


INOUYE'S COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION LIVES ON AT DKIES
HIDOE celebrated the renaming of Daniel K. Inouye Elementary School with a special ceremony and unveiling of a multimillion-dollar renovation, including a two-story classroom building, student center, library-media center and more. STORY  


NOELANI, HELEMANO NAMED NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS
The U.S. Department of Education award honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools based on academic excellence and progress in closing the achievement gap. For 2016, 329 winners were announced. STORY  


MORE STUDENTS HITTING COLLEGE MARKS A REASON TO CHEER
Supt. Kathryn Matayoshi: The journey is much farther when you're starting from farther behind. It's time that we all recognize the achievements in our public schools. Our teachers, students and administrators deserve it. LEARN MORE  


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