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Ka 'Umeke Ka'eo PCS awarded $1 million School Improvement Granthttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/sig-ka-umeke-kaeo.aspxKa 'Umeke Ka'eo PCS awarded $1 million School Improvement GrantThe Hawai'i Island public charter school will receive the funds for school years 2017-18 and 2018-19 to boost student achievement. School Improvement Grants (SIGs) are awarded by the U.S. Department of Education to states to create competitive subgrants.
Superintendent to bring the voice of students to New York to share messages of Mālama Honua https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/World-Oceans-Day.aspxSuperintendent to bring the voice of students to New York to share messages of Mālama Honua In preparation for the upcoming World Oceans Day gathering in New York, Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi and apprentice navigator Jenna Ishii this morning met with students and educators who presented messages of Mālama Honua, which she will take to Nainoa Thompson on June 8.
Three Hawaii schools to spend next two years working with celebrity artistshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Turnaround-Arts-Hawaii.aspxThree Hawaii schools to spend next two years working with celebrity artistsCelebrity artists Alfre Woodard, Jack Johnson and Jake Shimabukuro helped to launch the Turnaround Arts Hawaii in musical fashion at Kalihi Kai Elementary. Each spent time with students showing them some musical skills before performing at the student assembly. Kamaile Academy and Waianae Elementary School were also selected for the presidential program.
Hawaii joins national Turnaround Arts initiativehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-Turnaround-Arts.aspxHawaii joins national Turnaround Arts initiativeMusicians Jack Johnson and Jake Shimabukuru, and actress Alfre Woodard will work with Kalihi Kai Elementary, Kamaile Academy and Waianae Elementary as Turnaround Artists. The program has helped improve academic outcomes in participating schools through intensive arts education.
Students bid ‘aloha’ to Hōkūle‘a crew membershttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/alohahokulea.aspxStudents bid ‘aloha’ to Hōkūle‘a crew membersNoelani Kamalu and Maui Tauotaha are having the experience of a lifetime aboard the voyaging canoes Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia, as members of the crew for the Worldwide Voyage. While Kamalu and Tauotaha had different paths to joining the trip, they both enjoyed send offs from public school children.
Schools impress at Olelo Youth XChange video competitionhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2014yxc.aspxSchools impress at Olelo Youth XChange video competitionThe 11th Annual 2014 Youth Xchange Student Video Competition, hosted by ‘Ōlelo Community Media, garnered more than 800 student entries from schools across the Islands. Winners were announced in categories including Animation, Public Service Announcement, News, Mini-Documentary, Short, and Expert.
Arne Duncan praises Hawaii's education leadershiphttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Secretary-Duncan-visit.aspxArne Duncan praises Hawaii's education leadershipHONOLULU – Hawaii’s public schools can be a model for the nation, according to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who visited two schools on March 31 before returning to Washington, D.C. Sec. Duncan, Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Schools Supt. Kathryn Matayoshi spoke with media in reflecting on the progress made during the last three years based on the Race to the Top (RTTT) federal education reform grant.

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