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Civil Rights Compliance Branch (CRCB) Rights Compliance Branch (CRCB)The CRCB, in the Office of Talent Management, is committed to the Hawaii State Department of Education's (HIDOE) overall compliance with Federal, State, HIDOE Administrative Rules, and Policies, which strictly prohibit any form of discrimination.
Free Grab-and-Go meals program launching at 203 public schools this fall Grab-and-Go meals program launching at 203 public schools this fallGrab-and-Go school meals are available through the end of the school year on May 28, 2021.
HIDOE elementary schools to ramp up reopening in SY2020-21 fourth quarter elementary schools to ramp up reopening in SY2020-21 fourth quarterIndividual schools are finalizing plans and communicating directly with families ahead of the upcoming spring break.
Summer Learning 2021 Learning 2021The Department is providing a comprehensive menu of engaging summer learning opportunities.
HIDOE COVID-19 Information and Updates COVID-19 Information and UpdatesThis resource page provides weekly updates to the public on confirmed COVID-19 cases in the HIDOE system.
Return to Learn to LearnThe Department is working closely with state and federal agencies to safely reopen campuses for the 2020-21 school year. Please continue to check back here for updates. We will be adding details and information about what staff, parents and students can expect when school reopen in the fall.
Hawaii public school students continue to make progress on AP exams public school students continue to make progress on AP examsThe percentage of HIDOE students receiving an AP Scholar Award increased by 2 percentage points. Additionally, the total number of students receiving the AP Capstone Diploma increased 82% from 15 to 36 students.
Teachers drive improvement through Hawaii Lab Cohorts drive improvement through Hawaii Lab CohortsHawaii Lab Cohorts are teacher learning communities within complex areas and schools that offer an effective approach to professional growth for teachers, allowing for continuous improvement. A shining example is in the Kailua-Kalaheo Complex Area. In its fourth year of implementation, the cohort has grown from school-level English Language Arts teams to complex-wide labs in ELA and math, soon to expand to science.
Improved Educator Effectiveness System praised Educator Effectiveness System praisedChanges made to improve the Educator Effectiveness System based on teacher feedback helps increase understanding of the supports in place to help them advance their practice, according to a survey.
Contingency Planning PlanningAs the Department moves forward with reopening schools, contingency plans are regularly being reviewed and updated. From a designated emergency planning team to COVID-19 monitoring and reporting, the Department continues to plan for the possibility of additional interruptions to the school year as a result of COVID-19.
Power of Attorney of AttorneyHawaii and U.S. military law govern how a parent or guardian of a minor may use power of attorney to delegate to another person (within designated constraints) any power regarding the care, custody, or property of the minor or ward.
Educator Effectiveness System survey gathers teacher feedback Effectiveness System survey gathers teacher feedbackThe survey gathered teacher feedback on their experiences and opinions regarding the Educator Effectiveness System to help better understand its strengths and identify areas for improvement.
Staff Capacity CapacityMaintaining staff capacity and performance during these uncertain times remains a priority for the Department. In addition to working with labor unions and adhering to employment laws, the Department continues to create professional development and training opportunities, while incorporating applicable telework arrangements to meet staff needs.
HIDOE partners with ClimbHI to connect students with career opportunities with new online platform partners with ClimbHI to connect students with career opportunities with new online platformUnder a new partnership between the HIDOE and Hawai‘i workforce development nonprofit ClimbHI, students at public high schools across the state are connecting with career opportunities through a state-of-the-art online portal.
7th grade student health requirements grade student health requirementsWe are collaborating with the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) on ways to protect and ensure the health of our keiki.
Department announces 2020-21 enrollment figures for public and charter schools announces 2020-21 enrollment figures for public and charter schoolsHawaii's public and charter schools combined enrollment for school year 2020-21 totals 174,704 students, compared to 179,331 last year, a difference of 2.6 percent.
Homeschooling Department has a legitimate interest in and responsibility for the appropriate education of all school age children in the State of Hawaii and recognizes homeschooling as an alternative to compulsory school attendance. Homeschooling is a parent-initiated educational alternative.
About the Panorama Student Survey the Panorama Student SurveyOne part of the Educator Effectiveness Survey (EES) related to the evaluation of teacher practice is the student survey, also known as the Panorama Student Survey. All students in grades 3-12 are eligible to participate in the Panorama Student Survey.
Oahu Map 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.
Teacher Application FAQs Application FAQsAnswers to our commonly asked questions about applying to teach in the Department.
Legislative reports reportsThe Department annually produces reports on the education-related bills and resolutions passed in the regular session from the previous year in the Hawaii State Legislature. Annual reports additionally requested by the Legislature are also produced. Archived reports can be accessed via links at the bottom of this page.
Weighted Student Formula Student FormulaThe Weighted Student Formula (WSF) is a fair and equitable way to distribute funds for school budgets. A baseline amount per student is set, with additional funding ("weights") aligned with different student needs and characteristics. Funding follows students to the schools they attend, equalizing opportunities at the student level. Weights are set by the Committee on Weights, comprised of teachers, administrators and community members.
Hawaii Island Map Island MapThe Hawaii District includes three Complex Areas: Hilo-Waiakea, Kau-Keaau-Pahoa, and Honokaa-Kealakehe-Kohala-Konawaena. A Complex is a high school plus the regional elementary and middle schools that feed into it, and a Complex Area is a grouping of two or more Complexes.
Kauai Map MapKauai schools form their own Complex Area, comprised of three Complexes — Kauai, Kapaa and Waimea. A complex is a high school plus the regional elementary and middle schools that feed into it.
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Operations operations are central to ensuring that the school day can proceed on normal and predictable schedules, including such necessities as bus transportation, school meals, WiFi networks, internet access and other critical systems. The Department is working to ensure that all systems are functioning as needed to allow for on-site and distance learning.
Return to Learn - Training to Learn - TrainingOn July 30, 2020, the Hawaii State Board of Education approved a new start date of August 17, 2020 for students. This delay will allow additional time for mandatory employee training on new protocols, including but not limited to health and safety, student services, and distance learning. These training requirements are in addition to the annual mandatory training and Opening of School Year Packet.
A letter from Superintendent Kishimoto to HIDOE parents and guardians letter from Superintendent Kishimoto to HIDOE parents and guardiansSupt. Kishimoto personally thanks parents for their support during the transition to distance learning and provides a look back on the Department's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Out-of-state teacher recruitment job fair schedule teacher recruitment job fair scheduleThank you for your interest in employment with the Hawaii State Department of Education.
ESSA dashboard dashboardPerformance data by school and statewide as part of Hawaii's Consolidated State Plan under federal education law — the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA. Data shown reflect results from School Year/Fiscal Year 2017-18. Click the toggle bar to select a school, then click through the tabs at top to view the various data sets.


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