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August 2017 Strive HI 2017 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: The Teacher Leadership Cadre takes the reins of instruction at Farrington High, Leeward high schoolers earn college credit over the summer, new teachers prepped thanks to the Beginning Teacher Summer Academy, two Hawai'i teachers join Hope Street Group's national Teacher Advisory Council, more stories. string;#15-Aug-20172017-08-15T10:00:00.0000000Z
June 2017 Strive HI 2017 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: the Hawai‘i DOE receives a national innovation award, the final phase of the Get on Board student transportation initiative rolls out, the Maunakea Scholars program is formalized to provide more research opportunities for public high school students at Maunakea Observatories, more.string;#15-Jun-20172017-06-15T10:00:00.0000000Z
April 2017 Strive HI 2017 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: the Connect to Careers coalition launches, K-12 construct at Hilo-Waiakea bearing fruit, preparation for college and career rising in Hawaii's public schools, hundreds turn out for first Lanakila El Leadership Day, more stories.string;#20-Apr-20172017-04-20T10:00:00.0000000Z
February 2017 Strive HI 2017 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: Keith Hayashi to join state leadership team as deputy superintendent, two educators win Milken Award, new science facility at Molokai High opens, students from Nanakuli and Kapolei high schools win telescope time at Maunakea, more stories.string;#13-Feb-20172017-02-13T10:00:00.0000000Z
December 2016 Strive HI 2016 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: The Strategic Plan is approved, a roundup from Hawaii's Hour of Code, Ka‘ala El principal Bob Davis named Complex Area Superintendent of LMW, Pauoa El's all-girl robotics team advances, educators teaming up to build school success, facing future at the 10th annual Hawaii Construction Career Days event, JVEF highlights and more.string;#19-Dec-20162016-12-19T10:00:00.0000000Z
October 2016 Strive HI 2016 Strive HINews 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.string;#20-Oct-20162016-10-20T10:00:00.0000000Z
August 2016 Strive HI 2016 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: Four Hawaii teachers honored with the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), opportunities for community input on Strategic Plan, Superintendent's message on community voice in shaping our education future, letter to USDOE about pending regulations, getting oriented on the Fiscal Biennium budget process, more.string;#23-Aug-20162016-08-23T10:00:00.0000000Z
July 2016 Strive HI 2016 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: More contractors qualifying for cooling projects, Hawaii represents in D.C. at the Turnaround Arts Talent Show, opportunity for students to take part in the World Conservation Congress, and the FY 2016-17 budget factsheet.string;#21-Jul-20162016-07-21T10:00:00.0000000Z
May 2016 Strive HI 2016 Strive HIIn this edition: Free meals program expands to 30 schools statewide, annual audit reveals HIDOE is keeping track of its financial records, educator resource bank aligned to the World Conservation Congress launches, Principals Naguwa and Anguay honored, plus a call-out to the community to participate in the Strategic Plan review.string;#16-May-20162016-05-16T10:00:00.0000000Z
March 2016 Strive HI 2016 Strive HIIn this edition: Adopting the Next Generation Science Standards, bold new Maunakea Scholars program leverages community resources with new opportunities in schools, federal arts chair sees arts integration in public schools firsthand, Kaimuki High students work with the University of Hawaii on biodiversity research, learn more about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).string;#14-Mar-20162016-03-14T10:00:00.0000000Z
January 2016 Strive HI Enews 2016 Strive HI EnewsIn this edition: 2015 year in review, meet the former Thunderbirds pilot boosting efficiencies in our facilities department, Leila Hayashida named Complex Area Superintendent on Maui, two students to represent Hawaii in D.C. leadership program, grants helping students prepare for success, and information on the budget as we head into the 2016 Legislative session.string;#21-Jan-20162016-01-21T10:00:00.0000000Z
Strive HI — January 2015 HI — January 2015Roundup of news from the public school system. Stories include parent letter sent home to explain new standards and assessments, Hawaii has a National Teacher of the Year finalist, Momilani El students get STEAMed during winter break, the 2014 Year in Review, Chad Farias named to Kau-Keaau-Pahoa leadership post and more.string;#26-Jan-20152015-01-26T10:00:00.0000000Z
September 2015 Strive HI 2015 Strive HIIn this edition: Parents urged to complete and send in Impact Aid survey, HIDOE employee and team of the year named, Waiahole Elementary dives into Future Ready Hawaii program, Board of Education supports increase for English Language Learners, more.string;#09-Sep-20152015-09-09T10:00:00.0000000Z
July 2015 Strive HI 2015 Strive HINews 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.string;#20-Jul-20152015-07-20T10:00:00.0000000Z
March 2015 Strive HI 2015 Strive HIRoundup of news from the public school system. In this edition: Mililani Uka teacher honored with the $25,000 Milken Educator Award, new student assessments launch, USDOE monitoring report praises Hawaii's reform efforts with top marks, new building design yields results, Hawaiian Education advances, Future Ready Learning presentation to the Legislature, more.string;#16-Mar-20152015-03-16T10:00:00.0000000Z
May 2015 Strive HI 2015 Strive HIIn this edition: Improved Educator Effectiveness System praised, Board approves price increase for school meals, KKP students and staff to returo to assigned schools, audit shows DOE internal controls provide financial accountability, Stephen Schatz named Deputy Superintendent, Keaau High's Cevallos wins $25K leadership prize, Haleiwa El's Wetzel named state's 2015 National Distinguished Principal.string;#11-May-20152015-05-11T10:00:00.0000000Z
Nov. 2013 Strive HI Enews 2013 Strive HI EnewsStories include strong performance in the 2013 Nation's Report Card, partnering with the Hokulea and Hikianalia on the Worldwide Voyage with sustainability curriculum, Iao Intermediate students do a Google Hangout with documentarian Ken Burns to discuss the Gettysburg Address, learn about the DOE's budget and more.string;#19-Nov-20132013-11-19T10:00:00.0000000Z
Strive HI — November 2014 HI — November 2014Achievement news from around our schools and districts. Stories in this edition include: 2015 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year named, and district teachers honored; enrollment count rises in most grades, mental health initiatives funded, new leader of facilities office, schools respond to the Puna lava flow.string;#26-Nov-20142014-11-26T10:00:00.0000000Z
Strive HI — October 2014 HI — October 2014News 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.string;#28-Oct-20142014-10-28T10:00:00.0000000Z
Strive HI — Aug. 2014 HI — Aug. 2014Roundup 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.string;#27-Aug-20142014-08-27T10:00:00.0000000Z
Strive HI — June 2014 HI — June 2014Roundup of education reform news from across the DOE. Stories include the College & Career Readiness Indicators Report, changes to the Educator Effectiveness System for 2014-15, launch of the Principal Roundtable, principals Abe, Hayashi and Chung honored, and connecting with educational resources for Malama Honua.string;#23-Jun-20142014-06-23T10:00:00.0000000Z
April 2014 Strive HI 2014 Strive HINews reports from our public schools. Stories include Education Secretary Duncan's visit to Oahu, launch of the Ka Hei sustainability program, a new partnership to train teachers with Common Core rollout, a test run of new assessments, and DOE graduation dates.string;#21-Apr-20142014-04-21T10:00:00.0000000Z
Feb. 2014 Strive HI Enews 2014 Strive HI EnewsNews reports from Hawaii's public schools. In this edition: Three public high schools heading to national competitions in the spring, Board of Education affirms support for Hawaiian Education with policy overhaul, Kalaheo High joins National Math & Science Initiative, DOE reports on school year and instructional time, report on the Access Learning pilot with digital devices.string;#20-Feb-20142014-02-20T10:00:00.0000000Z
Dec. 2013 Strive HI Enews 2013 Strive HI EnewsStories include Hale Kula Elementary marking the "Hour of Code," Hawaii tops in the nation for growth in National Board Certified teachers, launch of the DOE's new Growth Model website, DOE awards Oahu bus contracts under new accountability system, Hawaii's college and career readiness efforts praised. Subscribe to our newsletters by clicking the button in the footer of this website.string;#20-Dec-20132013-12-20T10:00:00.0000000Z
November 2015 Strive HI Enews 2015 Strive HI EnewsRound-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.string;#16-Nov-20152015-11-16T10:00:00.0000000Z
Oct. 2013 Strive HI Enews 2013 Strive HI EnewsIn this edition: Public school enrollment grows by 2,000 students, more routes added to "Get on Board" bus transportation initiative, students provide critical feedback in Tripod Survey, 3 schools earn National Blue Ribbon Award, and Happy Anniversary to Hawaii's public school system.string;#15-Oct-20132013-10-15T10:00:00.0000000Z
Sept. 2013 Strive HI Enews 2013 Strive HI EnewsIn this issue: Top-performing schools awarded $1 million in Strive HI Awards, Supt. Matayoshi receives top rating by Hawaii's Board of Education, applicants sought for 2014 spelling bee, Polynesian Voyaging Society extends ports of call through the Islands, military volunteers recognized.string;#17-Sep-20132013-09-17T10:00:00.0000000Z
August 2013 Strive HI Enews 2013 Strive HI EnewsIn this edition: Digital Common Core pilot program launched, Hawaii's Race to the Top grant cleared of "high-risk" status, "Get on Board" bus initiative launched, free and reduced-price lunch policy rolls out, Department launches new website.string;#13-Aug-20132013-08-13T10:00:00.0000000Z

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