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Strive HI — October 2014

28-Oct-2014

News stories from around Hawaii's public school system. Stories in this edition: Top Strive HI schools earn $230,000, public school students earning AP Honors hit an all-time high, biennium budget submitted, new assistant superintendent of human resources named, Kaimuki Middle principal named to national post, more. Get Strive HI in your inbox! Click "Subscribe" in the footer of this website, below.


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OCTOBER 2014

15 public schools earn $230,000 for high achievement
Schools that earned the "Recognition" status in the Strive HI Performance System represent the top five percent of schools in the state. STORY  

PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS EARNING AP HONORS HITS HIGH
Hawaii's AP test-taking rate and passing rate has significantly increased in recent years. The number of students receiving AP honors has steadily risen since 2012, when 385 students were named scholars. STORY  

3 ELEM SCHOOLS NAMED NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON WINNERS
E.B. deSilva, Haleiwa, and Red Hill elementary schools earn the prestigious national award that recognizes high learning standards and progress toward closing achievement gaps. STORY  

PROPOSED BUDGET PRESERVES SCHOOL FUNDS, BOOSTS TECH
Investments in strategic reforms and school-level funding remain priority areas to support educators and accelerate student achievement. More than 94 percent of the proposed budget request goes directly to fund school-level operations. STORY  

BARBARA KRIEG APPOINTED TO DEPARTMENT POST
Krieg brings to the DOE a wealth of managerial and legal expertise gained in the public and private sectors, along with a track record of modernizing the delivery of personnel services. STORY  

FERNANDES CHOSEN FOR NATIONAL GOVERNING BOARD
Kaimuki Middle principal appointed to the National Assessment Governing Board, where he will help set policy for the National Assessment of Education Progress, also known as The Nation's Report Card. STORY  

LAVA FLOW DISPLACEMENT OF STUDENTS, STAFF
Some schools are closing ahead of the rapidly advancing Kilauea lava flow on Hawaii Island to help staff and students prepare for displacement. Keonepoko Elementary will close indefinitely as it is in the projected path of the lava flow. LEARN MORE  

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