|Kalihi Kai Elementary’s Michelle Iwasaki receives prestigious Milken Educator Award and $25,000 Prize||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2022-Milken-Award.aspx||Kalihi Kai Elementary’s Michelle Iwasaki receives prestigious Milken Educator Award and $25,000 Prize||Michelle Le Iwasaki, an academic coach at Kalihi Kai Elementary School has become the latest recipient of the prestigious Milken Educator Award. Regarded as the "Oscar Award of Teaching," the award honors outstanding excellence in education and comes with an unrestricted $25,000 cash prize.|
|HIDOE receives donation of 50,000 N95 masks from Hawaiʻi Pacific Health||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HPH-mask-donation.aspx||HIDOE receives donation of 50,000 N95 masks from Hawaiʻi Pacific Health||HIDOE today received a donation of 50,000 N95 face masks from Hawaiʻi Pacific Health to help protect students, teachers and staff during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.|
|CCSSO Announces Finalists for 2022 National Teacher of the Year||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2022-National-Teacher-of-the-Year-Finalists.aspx||CCSSO Announces Finalists for 2022 National Teacher of the Year||The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) today announced that four exemplary educators from across the country are finalists for 2022 National Teacher of the Year. |
|HIDOE and Marc and Lynne Benioff donate a combined $3 million to teachers’ classroom requests on DonorsChoose||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-and-Benioffs-donate-combined-$3M-to-teachers-classroom-requests-on-DonorsChoose.aspx||HIDOE and Marc and Lynne Benioff donate a combined $3 million to teachers’ classroom requests on DonorsChoose||The initiative has so far supported DonorsChoose projects created by 2,000 Hawai‘i teachers across 265 schools, with additional funding coming later this school year.
|Waipahu High School principal appointed interim superintendent of Hawai‘i public schools||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Waipahu-High-School-principal-appointed-interim-superintendent-of-Hawai‘i-public-schools.aspx||Waipahu High School principal appointed interim superintendent of Hawai‘i public schools||The Hawaiʻi State Board of Education today approved the appointment of Keith Hayashi as interim superintendent of the Hawaii State Department of Education.|
|40 HIDOE educators earn, renew NBCT certification||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2021-National-Board-for-Professional-Teaching-Standards-Certification.aspx||40 HIDOE educators earn, renew NBCT certification||This year’s newly certified National Board Certified Teachers class ranks 19th-largest in the nation.|
|BOE approves Aug. 17 start date for public school students||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/BOE-approves-Aug.-17-start-date-for-public-school-students.aspx||BOE approves Aug. 17 start date for public school students||The Hawaii State Board of Education (BOE) took action today to approve an Aug. 17 start date for Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) students. The delay allows for nine additional days of staff training before students return. Teachers reported back to work yesterday, July 29. |
|Statement from Supt. Kishimoto on the proposed Aug. 17 start date for students||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-Conditional-Agreement.aspx||Statement from Supt. Kishimoto on the proposed Aug. 17 start date for students||HIDOE leadership has been working with the unions throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure our students get the education they deserve and our employees have a safe work environment. A proposed start date of Aug. 17 for students will be brought to the Board of Education on Thursday. |
|Free and reduced-price school meal applications to be sent home for upcoming school year||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Free-and-Reduced-Price-School-Meal-Eligibility.aspx||Free and reduced-price school meal applications to be sent home for upcoming school year||Application forms for free and reduced-price school meals served under the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program will be sent home with a letter to parents or guardians for School Year (SY) 2020-21. To apply, households should fill out the application and return it to their child's school.
|HIDOE launches new online student bus pass application and payment option||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Online-Bus-Pass-Application.aspx||HIDOE launches new online student bus pass application and payment option||HIDOE has launched an online bus pass application and payment feature for parents and guardians. Parents who have an email address in their student’s profile will receive an automated email message today with instructions to apply.|
|Ewa Makai Middle School Teacher Receives Prestigious $25,000 Milken Educator Award||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Ewa-Makai-Middle-School-Teacher-Receives-Prestigious-$25,000-Milken-Educator-Award.aspx||Ewa Makai Middle School Teacher Receives Prestigious $25,000 Milken Educator Award||Miki Cacace, a teacher at Ewa Makai Middle known for her coding classes, has become the latest recipient of the coveted Milken Educator Award. |
|HIDOE recruiting for School Principal at Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/Pages/AS-Recruitment.aspx||HIDOE recruiting for School Principal at Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind||The Department is seeking a highly qualified School Principal Administrator.|
|Compensation study finds cost of living, salary compression top issues for Hawaii’s teachers||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Compensation-Study-2020.aspx||Compensation study finds cost of living, salary compression top issues for Hawaii’s teachers||Results from an independent teacher compensation study commissioned by HIDOE show Hawaii’s cost of living and compression of salaries for experienced educators as the top challenges to recruiting and retaining public school teachers.|
|Homes for Superheroes||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/Offices/TalentManagement/Pages/Homes-for-Heroes.aspx||Homes for Superheroes||Homes for Superheroes is a new initiative aimed at providing exclusive housing opportunities for our teachers and their families. Along with Hawaii’s police and firefighters, teachers and their families will be able to lease military housing, usually only available to active-duty service members.
|More Hawaii teachers obtain highest certification in profession||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Celebrating-2019-National-Board-Certified-Teachers.aspx||More Hawaii teachers obtain highest certification in profession||The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is celebrating 54 of its teachers statewide who have earned or renewed their National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification – a recognition for meeting the highest standards for teaching. |
|Randall Tanaka appointed as Assistant Superintendent for Office of Facilities and Operations||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Randall-Tanaka-appointed-as-Assistant-Superintendent-for-OFO.aspx||Randall Tanaka appointed as Assistant Superintendent for Office of Facilities and Operations||Randall Tanaka has been named assistant superintendent for the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education’s Office of Facilities and Operations. He will oversee construction and maintenance of school facilities and operations of food services, transportation and security.|
|Hawai‘i DOE introduces proposal to tackle teacher shortage through pay incentives||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-DOE-introduces-proposal-to-tackle-teacher-shortage-through-pay-incentives.aspx||Hawai‘i DOE introduces proposal to tackle teacher shortage through pay incentives||The Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE) announced a new initiative to tackle Hawai‘i’s teacher shortage by providing incentives for educators teaching in critical areas.|
|HIDOE & Hawaii Teacher Standards Board applaud Governor’s signing of House Bill 1070 in support of new teachers||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-HTSB-Joint-Statement.aspx||HIDOE & Hawaii Teacher Standards Board applaud Governor’s signing of House Bill 1070 in support of new teachers||HIDOE and the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board applaud Governor David Ige’s signing of House Bill 1070 into law. Act 116 will provide $600,000 in both fiscal years 2019-20 and 2020-21 for teacher stipends for the “Grow Our Own Teachers” initiative to cover annual licensing fees for new and untenured teachers.
|Teacher collaboration unleashing innovation, best practices||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/051619.aspx||Teacher collaboration unleashing innovation, best practices||From Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto: We will see a transformation in our special education programs as a result of the renewed commitment to collaboration by our schools and teachers, creating equitable learning experiences for our most vulnerable students. Here are some school-level examples of best practices around collaboration that are contributing to advancements in equity. |
|School bells ring, but why?||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/school-bell.aspx||School bells ring, but why?||School communities are being asked to "think out of the box" about how to deliver upon five student promises by 2030 as part of the public school system's next 10 years of strategic planning. What do schools need to do to advance equity, excellence and innovation for all, and what current procedures, policies, infrastructure and other elements should be reconsidered? State Office Teacher Bobby Widhalm shares his thoughts about the school bell.|
|Hawai'i public school teachers named finalists for Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2019-PAEMST.aspx||Hawai'i public school teachers named finalists for Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching||Hawaii public school teachers Daniel Taira (Lehua Elementary), Laura Cummings (Sunset Beach Elementary), Richard Brian Ogawa (Kanoelani Elementary) and Stacie Tateyama (Kipapa Elementary) have been selected as state finalists for one of the nation's most prestigious honors bestowed upon teachers — the Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, or PAEMST.|
|HIDOE completing school roof repairs more quickly under new contracting method||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/school-roof-repairs.aspx||HIDOE completing school roof repairs more quickly under new contracting method||The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is more quickly working through backlogged roof repair projects at schools utilizing a new contracting method to expedite common repairs.|
|Office of Hawaiian Education seeks teachers for Kaiapuni and Hawaiian Knowledge classrooms||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/OHE-seeks-Kaiapuni-teachers.aspx||Office of Hawaiian Education seeks teachers for Kaiapuni and Hawaiian Knowledge classrooms||Now in its third year, the Hawaiian Special Permit, known as Palapala A‘o Kūikawā, was launched by the Office of Hawaiian Education to help address critical shortages for certified teachers in the areas of Kaia‘ōlelo-Kaiapuni Hawai‘i, Hawaiian Language Immersion, and Hawaiian Studies/Knowledge.|
|Kaua‘i educators team up to advance student voice||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/ktf.aspx||Kaua‘i educators team up to advance student voice||A team of Garden Isle educators is gearing up to collect student voice on how the Hawai‘i DOE informs Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) across its schools. They belong to an innovative collaborative, the Kauai Teacher Fellowship, which aims to bring teacher and student voice into administrative decision-making across the island and, potentially, the state. The data gathering effort will launch March 1.|
|Ala Wai Elementary teacher receives prestigious Milken Educator Award||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2019-Milken-Award.aspx||Ala Wai Elementary teacher receives prestigious Milken Educator Award||Sara King, a Title I Coordinator at Ala Wai Elementary, has become the latest recipient of the coveted Milken Educator Award. Regarded as the "Oscar Award of Teaching," the award honors outstanding excellence in education and comes with an unrestricted $25,000 cash prize. King is the only Hawaii Milken Educator in 2019, and is among 33 teachers nationwide selected for the honor this season.|
|Social Emotional Learning: Grooming Peace Ambassadors at Manoa Elementary||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/peace-project.aspx||Social Emotional Learning: Grooming Peace Ambassadors at Manoa Elementary||Chelsey Villamin, who is in her seventh year of teaching at Manoa Elementary School, started off exposing students to literature and books that encouraged the young students to reflect on times when they experienced peace.|
|What it means to 'fix the system'||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/LeadershipProfilesAndStaff/Pages/what-it-means-to-fix-the-system.aspx||What it means to 'fix the system'||Assistant Superintendent and Chief Financial Officer Amy Kunz writes about her drive to increase fiscal transparency in Hawaii's public school system. "We all want a world-class public education system. Let’s keep working — together — to give our kids, educators, staff and communities the schools they deserve." This piece ran in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Jan. 14, 2019.|
|2018 Year in Review||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Pages/2018.aspx||2018 Year in Review||Happy New Year! Enjoy this roundup of 2018 in pictures, videos and stories from the Hawai'i DOE and our schools. |
|Future Schools Now: Superintendent Kishimoto launches modernized facilities maintenance program||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Future-Schools-Now.aspx||Future Schools Now: Superintendent Kishimoto launches modernized facilities maintenance program||The initiative involves streamlining how HIDOE contracts repair services to fast-track priority projects, increasing the community’s access to project details with an online database under development, and implementing a data-driven analysis to plan for future school needs.|
|Kealakehe Intermediate’s Mathieu Williams named 2019 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2019-HSTOY.aspx||Kealakehe Intermediate’s Mathieu Williams named 2019 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year||Kealakehe Intermediate teacher Mathieu Williams was named the 2019 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year. Williams was selected among seven other District Teachers of the Year and received the state's top teaching award from Governor David Ige and Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto during a ceremony held at Washington Place.|