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In February 2023, the Board of Education approved the first phase of its 2023-2029 strategic plan. The second phase, the Departmen...


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Progress reports for reopening three Lahaina schools: Lahainaluna High, Lahaina Intermediate and Princess Nāhiʻenaʻena. Updates wi...


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See the latest information on reopening plans for Lahaina schools including safety guidance, bus info and more. View resources for students, families and staff affected by the wildfires in Maui: bit.ly/HIDOE-West-Maui-Resources.




Ho‘oha‘aheo Newsletter Archive, SY 2023-24https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/Hoohaaheo-Newsletter-Archive,-SY-2023-24.aspxHo‘oha‘aheo Newsletter Archive, SY 2023-24As the Department's primary publication, we aim to live up to the meaning of ha‘aheo – to cherish with pride – by bolstering and sustaining pride in public education and touting the successes happening across our system.
HIDOE leadership issues parent letter regarding recent Maui school threatshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Maui-Threats-Parent-Letter-Superintendent.aspxHIDOE leadership issues parent letter regarding recent Maui school threats"We understand the fear and concern that such incidents provoke among families and want to assure you that the safety and well-being of our students and staff remain our utmost priority."
Moanalua Middle School teacher named Milken Educators of Hawai‘i’s 2024 Teacher of Promisehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2024TeacherofPromise.aspxMoanalua Middle School teacher named Milken Educators of Hawai‘i’s 2024 Teacher of PromiseMoanalua Middle social studies teacher Kimberly Kim honored with 2024 Teacher of Promise award and $2,000 cash prize.
Innovation Station makes STEM education accessible for O‘ahu public schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/innovation-station-kalani-high-school-stem-lab.aspxInnovation Station makes STEM education accessible for O‘ahu public schoolsThe Innovation Station is a portable classroom equipped with 3D printers and laser printers designed to deploy to different campuses to make STEM education more accessible to schools.
February 2024https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/SuperintendentReport/Pages/February-2024.aspxFebruary 2024In the February 2024 report to the Board of Education (BOE), Superintendent Keith Hayashi and Deputy Superintendent Tammi Oyadamori-Chun shared progress on the State of Hawai’i Public Education 2023-2029 Strategic Plan. Superintendent Hayashi also shared updates on West Maui.
Students advocate for more locally sourced foods in school cafeteriashttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/waikiki-elementary-farm-to-school.aspxStudents advocate for more locally sourced foods in school cafeteriasStudents studied their school lunches, learned how to find the menus online and then set up interviews with the school’s cafeteria manager to learn more about where their food comes from.

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Subject matter standardshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/Pages/standards.aspxSubject matter standardsBelow is a list of the standards that the Hawaii DOE use to ensure students are being exposed to rigorous and age-appropriate benchmarks of learning. Standards are not curriculum, but expectations of what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. Visit our Learning Design site to learn more about curriculum design aligned to standards.
HIDOE COVID-19 Information and Updateshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/COVID-19-Information-Updates.aspxHIDOE COVID-19 Information and UpdatesThis resource page provides updates to the public on confirmed COVID-19 cases in the HIDOE system.
Current Salary Scheduleshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/WorkingInHawaii/Pages/Current-Salary-Schedules.aspxCurrent Salary SchedulesCurrent salary schedules for the Department.
Nā Hopena A‘o (HĀ) https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/HawaiianEducation/Pages/HA.aspxNā Hopena A‘o (HĀ) A Department-wide framework to develop the skills, behaviors and dispositions that are reminiscent of Hawaiʻi’s unique context, and to honor the qualities and values of the indigenous language and culture of Hawaiʻi.
Home-schoolinghttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/Choosingaschool/Pages/Homeschooling-FAQs.aspxHome-schoolingThe Department has a legitimate interest in and responsibility for the appropriate education of all school age children in the State of Hawaii and recognizes home-schooling as an alternative to compulsory school attendance. Home-schooling is a parent-initiated educational alternative.
Oahu Maphttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/SchoolFinder/Pages/Oahu-Map.aspxOahu MapOahu is comprised of four districts — Honolulu, Windward, Central and Leeward — with nine Complex Areas, each with two or three Complexes. A complex is a high school plus the regional elementary and middle schools that feed into it.

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