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Kalani High’s Michael Ida named 2023 Hawaiʻi State Teacher of the Yearhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2023-HSTOY.aspxKalani High’s Michael Ida named 2023 Hawaiʻi State Teacher of the YearVeteran Kalani High School math and computer science teacher Michael Ida was named the 2023 Hawaiʻi State Teacher of the Year in recognition of his dedication to improving student learning and uplifting the teaching profession through advocacy and collaboration.
2021-22 Strive HI performance data reflect positive progress in HIDOE student academic recovery and accelerationhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2021-22-Strive-HI-performance-data-reflect-positive-progress-in-HIDOE-student-academic-recovery-and-acceleration.aspx2021-22 Strive HI performance data reflect positive progress in HIDOE student academic recovery and accelerationThe data — reflecting the first full school year of in-person learning following the pandemic — show gains in academic performance across core subject areas and improvements in student success indicators.
Department announces 2022-23 enrollment figures for public and charter schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2022-23-Enrollment.aspxDepartment announces 2022-23 enrollment figures for public and charter schoolsEnrollment at Hawaiʻi's public and charter schools for the 2022-23 school year decreased to 168,634 students, compared with enrollment of 171,600 students at the start of last school year — a difference of 1.7%.
Ho‘oha‘aheo Newsletter, Aug. 24https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/August-24-2022.aspxHo‘oha‘aheo Newsletter, Aug. 24Our monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This week's issue includes an update on DOH guidance and leadership appointments.
Ho‘oha‘aheo Newsletter, Aug. 10https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/August-10-2022.aspxHo‘oha‘aheo Newsletter, Aug. 10Our monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This week's issue features the school supply subsidy pilot program and complex area teachers of the year.
Hoʻohaʻaheo Newsletter, Aug. 3https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/August-3-Hoohaaheo.aspxHoʻohaʻaheo Newsletter, Aug. 3Our monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This week's issue features special guests from the Board of Education.
Pearl City Cultural Center renamed for renowned band director Michael D. Nakasonehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Nakasone-Performing-Arts-Center.aspxPearl City Cultural Center renamed for renowned band director Michael D. NakasoneThe Pearl City Cultural Center was renamed as the Michael D. Nakasone Performing Arts Center in recognition of the renowned band master's contributions to music education and band programs across the state.
Weekly Updates, May 25https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/Weekly-Updates---May-25.aspxWeekly Updates, May 25Our monthly Ho‘oha‘aheo newsletter will temporarily transition to a weekly edition. With COVID conditions continuing to improve, we have shifted away from the weekly COVID updates and will provide a wider range of HIDOE stories and announcements in this space as we adapt to the broader needs of our school communities.
Weekly Updates, May 18https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/Weekly-Updates---May-18.aspxWeekly Updates, May 18Our monthly Ho‘oha‘aheo newsletter will temporarily transition to a weekly edition. With COVID conditions continuing to improve, we have shifted away from the weekly COVID updates and will provide a wider range of HIDOE stories and announcements in this space as we adapt to the broader needs of our school communities.
Kalihi Kai Elementary’s Michelle Iwasaki receives prestigious Milken Educator Award and $25,000 Prizehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2022-Milken-Award.aspxKalihi Kai Elementary’s Michelle Iwasaki receives prestigious Milken Educator Award and $25,000 PrizeMichelle 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 Healthhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HPH-mask-donation.aspxHIDOE receives donation of 50,000 N95 masks from Hawaiʻi Pacific HealthHIDOE 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 Yearhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2022-National-Teacher-of-the-Year-Finalists.aspxCCSSO Announces Finalists for 2022 National Teacher of the YearThe 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.
December 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/December-2021-Hoohaaheo.aspxDecember 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheoOur monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This month's issue features a message from Interim Superintendent Keith Hayashi.
HIDOE and Marc and Lynne Benioff donate a combined $3 million to teachers’ classroom requests on DonorsChoosehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-and-Benioffs-donate-combined-$3M-to-teachers-classroom-requests-on-DonorsChoose.aspxHIDOE and Marc and Lynne Benioff donate a combined $3 million to teachers’ classroom requests on DonorsChooseThe 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.
November 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheo, Teacher of the Year editionhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/November-2021-Hoohaaheo.aspxNovember 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheo, Teacher of the Year editionOur monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This month's issue features sixteen finalists for the 2022 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year, representing each of our complex areas and one finalist from charter schools.
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.
October 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/October-2021-Hoohaaheo.aspxOctober 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheoOur monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This month's issue features keeping schools open and safe for learning and the commitment to help prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
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.
September 2021 Hoʻohaʻaheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/September-2021-Hoohaaheo.aspxSeptember 2021 HoʻohaʻaheoOur monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This month's issue features keeping schools open and safe for learning.
Waipahu High School principal appointed interim superintendent of Hawai‘i public schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Waipahu-High-School-principal-appointed-interim-superintendent-of-Hawai‘i-public-schools.aspxWaipahu High School principal appointed interim superintendent of Hawai‘i public schoolsThe Hawaiʻi State Board of Education today approved the appointment of Keith Hayashi as interim superintendent of the Hawaii State Department of Education.
May 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/May-2021-Hoohaaheo.aspxMay 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheoOur monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This month's publication features a look back at our monthly issues and stories in Hoʻohaʻaheo over the past school year.
April 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/April-2021-Hoohaaheo.aspxApril 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheoOur monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This month's issue is a special Kauaʻi district edition featuring educators and students from across the complex and what makes them #PublicSchoolProud.
40 HIDOE educators earn, renew NBCT certificationhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2021-National-Board-for-Professional-Teaching-Standards-Certification.aspx40 HIDOE educators earn, renew NBCT certificationThis year’s newly certified National Board Certified Teachers class ranks 19th-largest in the nation.
Kanoelani Elementary teacher receives 2021 Teacher of Promise Award from the Milken Educators of Hawaiihttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2021-Milken-Teacher-of-Promise-Award.aspxKanoelani Elementary teacher receives 2021 Teacher of Promise Award from the Milken Educators of HawaiiKanoelani Elementary special education teacher Jenna Oskey was honored today as the state winner of the prestigious Teacher of Promise Award from the Milken Educators of Hawaii.
March 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/March-2021-Hoohaaheo.aspxMarch 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheoOur monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This month's issue is a special Maui district edition featuring educators and students from across the Canoe complex and what makes them #PublicSchoolProud.
February 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/February-2021-Hoohaaheo.aspxFebruary 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheoOur monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. In honor of February being Mahina ‘Ōlelo Hawaiʻi, this issue is dedicated to celebrating the Hawaiian language.
January 2021 Hoʻohaʻaheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/January-2021-Hoohaaheo.aspxJanuary 2021 HoʻohaʻaheoOur monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This month's issue features the Hawaiʻi State Teacher Fellows' New Year's resolutions, and we asked Hōnaunau Elementary students what makes them #PublicSchoolProud.
Kanoelani Elementary principal receives National 'LifeChanger of the Year' awardhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kanoelani-Elementary-principal-receives-National-LifeChanger-of-the-Year-award.aspxKanoelani Elementary principal receives National 'LifeChanger of the Year' awardPrincipal Stacie Kunihisa has been selected as the 2020-21 LifeChanger of the Year Spotlight Award winner. Kunihisa is recognized for her leadership and ability to inspire others.
November & December 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/November-2020-Hoohaaheo.aspxNovember & December 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheoOur monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This month's issue features our National Blue Ribbon Schools and what makes them #PublicSchoolProud.
Annual Strive HI performance data impacted by pandemichttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Strive-HI-2020.aspxAnnual Strive HI performance data impacted by pandemicDue to the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, all states sought and received waivers from federally required standardized testing as well as associated accountability, school identification, and reporting requirements for the 2019-20 school year.

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