• ............................ Important Alert: As of 7 a.m. today, the following Oahu schools will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 7: Farrington High, Pearl City Highlands Elementary & Red Hill Elementary. On Maui, Kula Elementary is closed.

 Press Releases

The latest news from the Department about its students, staff and schools. Contact the Communications Branch at (808) 784-6200 or via email at doeinfo@k12.hi.us for press queries.

 

 

Waiakea High School’s Whitney Aragaki named 2022 Hawaii State Teacher of the Yearhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Waiakea-High-School’s-Whitney-Aragaki-named-2022-Hawaii-State-Teacher-of-the-Year.aspxWaiakea High School’s Whitney Aragaki named 2022 Hawaii State Teacher of the YearWaiakea High teacher Whitney Aragaki was named the 2022 Hawaiʻi State Teacher of the Year. Aragaki received the state's top teaching award from Gov. David Ige and Interim Superintendent Keith Hayashi during a virtual awards ceremony.string;#03-Dec-20212021-12-03T10:00:00.0000000Z
Kalihi Uka Elementary hosts first HIDOE school-based vaccination clinic for elementary studentshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kalihi-Uka-Elementary-hosts-first-HIDOE-school-based-vaccination-clinic-for-elementary-students.aspxKalihi Uka Elementary hosts first HIDOE school-based vaccination clinic for elementary studentsMore than 100 public schools are registered to host vaccination clinics in the coming weeks.string;#08-Nov-20212021-11-08T10:00:00.0000000Z
HIDOE uses federal funds to offset increase in after-school program feeshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-uses-federal-funds-to-offset-increase-in-after-school-program-fees.aspxHIDOE uses federal funds to offset increase in after-school program feesA+ fees will begin to transition to a new monthly rate effective Nov. 1, 2021; however, families will not be impacted during this stage in the transition.string;#22-Oct-20212021-10-22T10:00:00.0000000Z
2020-21 Strive HI performance data reflect national trends of pandemic impacts to student learninghttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2020-21-Strive-HI-performance-data-reflect-national-trends-of-pandemic-impacts-to-student-learning.aspx2020-21 Strive HI performance data reflect national trends of pandemic impacts to student learningThe data reflect downward trends in academic performance seen across the nation due to impacts from the pandemic. string;#21-Oct-20212021-10-21T10:00:00.0000000Z
Deadline Extended: Stakeholder Survey for the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages Adoptionhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Stakeholder-Survey-for-the-World-Readiness-Standards-for-Learning-Languages-Adoption.aspxDeadline Extended: Stakeholder Survey for the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages AdoptionThe Department is advancing to align the World Languages standards to the WRSLL and will be seeking the Hawai'i State Board of Education's approval in the school year 2021-22.string;#18-Oct-20212021-10-18T10:00:00.0000000Z
Interim Superintendent Hayashi parent letter regarding Tik Tok challengeshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/10-5-21-superintendent-parent-letter-tiktok-challenges.aspxInterim Superintendent Hayashi parent letter regarding Tik Tok challengesThe Hawaii State Department of Education is aware of the planned Tik Tok challenges that are circulating online, and we are asking families to help us shut these down quickly.string;#05-Oct-20212021-10-05T10:00:00.0000000Z
Maʻemaʻe Elementary, Mānoa Elementary, Wheeler Middle schools named 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2021-National-Blue-Ribbon-Schools.aspxMaʻemaʻe Elementary, Mānoa Elementary, Wheeler Middle schools named 2021 National Blue Ribbon SchoolsMaʻemaʻe Elementary, Mānoa Elementary and Wheeler Middle schools have been named 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the US Department of Education.string;#21-Sep-20212021-09-21T10:00:00.0000000Z
BOE approves renaming of Central Middle to honor Princess Ruth Keʻelikōlanihttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Keelikolani-Middle.aspxBOE approves renaming of Central Middle to honor Princess Ruth KeʻelikōlaniThe Board of Education approved the restoration of Central Middle School to its former name honoring Princess Ruth Keanolani Kanāhoahoa Keʻelikōlani.string;#17-Sep-20212021-09-17T10:00:00.0000000Z
HIDOE reports 89% of salaried employees at schools and offices are fully or partially vaccinatedhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-school-office-vaccinations.aspxHIDOE reports 89% of salaried employees at schools and offices are fully or partially vaccinatedThe vaccination rate is as of Aug. 31 and represents 19,559 out of 21,980 active salaried employees at schools and offices statewide.string;#08-Sep-20212021-09-08T10:00:00.0000000Z
Department announces 2021-22 enrollment figures for public and charter schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2021-22-enrollment-figures-for-public-and-charter-schools.aspxDepartment announces 2021-22 enrollment figures for public and charter schoolsEnrollment at Hawaii's public and charter schools for the 2021-22 school year decreased to 171,600 students, compared with enrollment of 174,704 students at the start of last school year — a difference of 1.7%. string;#01-Sep-20212021-09-01T10:00:00.0000000Z

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