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Subgrants awarded to HIDOE complex areas to advance literacy efforts statewidehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Subgrants-awarded-to-HIDOE-complex-areas-to-advance-literacy-efforts-statewide.aspxSubgrants awarded to HIDOE complex areas to advance literacy efforts statewideThrough a highly competitive process HIDOE awarded CLSD subgrants to six complex areas, which will impact 79 schools. Complex area subgrantees will receive up to $1.5 million per year over the next four years. The Department was awarded the five-year grant in October 2019 to support language and literacy development growth in Hawaii public schools.
HIDOE awarded nearly $50 million in five-year Comprehensive Literacy State Development Granthttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Striving-Readers-Comprehensive-Literacy-Grant .aspxHIDOE awarded nearly $50 million in five-year Comprehensive Literacy State Development GrantThe Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) was awarded $49,839,514 through a five-year federal grant aimed at supporting language and literacy development growth in Hawaii public schools.
Public input sought on amendment to Hawaiʻi's ESSA Consolidated State Planhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StriveHIPerformanceSystem/Pages/ESSA-Amendment-0719.aspxPublic input sought on amendment to Hawaiʻi's ESSA Consolidated State PlanIn December 2018, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) informed the Hawaii State Department of Education that its methodology to identify schools’ student subgroups for additional targeted support and improvement (A-TSI) as described in its approved Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated State Plan did not meet federal requirements. As a result, Hawaii will submit an amendment. A public feedback window closed Aug. 16.
Teacher collaboration unleashing innovation, best practiceshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/051619.aspxTeacher collaboration unleashing innovation, best practicesFrom 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.
HIDOE receives $1 million grant for STEM education at eight West Oahu schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2018-DODEA-Grant.aspxHIDOE receives $1 million grant for STEM education at eight West Oahu schoolsHIDOE has received a $1 million grant from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Partnership for STEM education for K-8 students at eight military-impacted schools in the Campbell-Kapolei Complex Area over five years.
Palolo Elementary dedicates new Center for Creative HeARTS, Learning Garden and beautiful muralhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Palolo-Elementary-dedicates-new-Center-for-Creative-HeARTS.aspxPalolo Elementary dedicates new Center for Creative HeARTS, Learning Garden and beautiful muralPalolo Elementary students, parents, staff and community members celebrated the dedication of the school’s new Center for Creative HeARTS. Funded by a $90,000 School Design Innovation Grant, the center repurposes an existing section of the campus to energize students with new tools and innovative resources.
Hawaii gets Federal nod on its ESSA plan, approval expected soonhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/ESSA-Plan.aspxHawaii gets Federal nod on its ESSA plan, approval expected soonThe Hawaii State Department of Education this morning received encouraging feedback from the U.S. Department of Education following a review of its State plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Stevenson Middle STEM teacher Patricia Morgan awarded $100,000 grant from Farmers Insurancehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Stevenson-Middle-grant.aspxStevenson Middle STEM teacher Patricia Morgan awarded $100,000 grant from Farmers InsuranceStevenson Middle School STEM teacher Patricia Morgan received a $100,000 grant from Farmers Insurance in a surprise award ceremony to the cheers of a school-wide student assembly. Morgan is one of five teachers nationwide, and the first ever from Hawaii, to win the generous grant from Farmers Insurance in its annual Thank America’s Teachers Dream Big Teacher Challenge.
Moanalua Complex schools receive grant for K-12 Korean Language Learning Program from the Republic of Koreahttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Moanalua-Complex-Korean-Grant.aspxMoanalua Complex schools receive grant for K-12 Korean Language Learning Program from the Republic of KoreaMoanalua High, Moanalua Middle, Moanalua Elem. and Salt Lake Elem. were presented a generous grant of $32,000 to help continue their innovative K-12 Korean Language Learning Program for the 2017-18 school year from the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Consulate of the Republic of Korea in Honolulu.
Kailua school receives $250,000 to enhance STEM opportunitieshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kailua-Inter-DODEA.aspxKailua school receives $250,000 to enhance STEM opportunitiesThe Department of Defense Education Activities has awarded $250,000 to Kailua Intermediate for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) opportunities and college readiness initiatives. The grant will help Kailua Intermediate support efforts towards STEM achievement, which will include in-class supports, tutoring and extracurricular STEM activities.
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.
Board unanimously approves Hawaii ESSA Plan for submissionhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/ESSA-Plan-Submission-Approval.aspx Board unanimously approves Hawaii ESSA Plan for submissionThe Board of Education unanimously approved the submission of the Hawaii Consolidated State Plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act to the U.S. Department of Education. The plan serves as Hawaii’s application for federal funds, providing resources for public schools to support students in achieving equity and excellence.
Public asked to provide feedback on draft consolidated state plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/ESSA-Draft-Public-Comment.aspxPublic asked to provide feedback on draft consolidated state plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)Public feedback is sought for the draft Hawaii Consolidated State Plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The 30-day public comment period begins today, Tuesday, April 18, and will run through Thursday, May 18, 2017.
Hawaii awarded $1.5 million from U.S. Department of Education to improve schools in needhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-awarded-$1-5-million-from-U-S--Department-of-Education-to-improve-schools-in-need.aspxHawaii awarded $1.5 million from U.S. Department of Education to improve schools in needThe U.S. Department of Education announced today that HIDOE will receive $1.5 million in School Improvement Grants. Priority schools in a number of states are recipients of the grant as part of the Elementary & Secondary Education Act.
Department of Defense grants Leeward public schools additional $749K to enhance literacyhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DoDEA-Grant-for-literacy.aspxDepartment of Defense grants Leeward public schools additional $749K to enhance literacyHIDOE received its second DoDEA Partnership grant for improving reading achievement for the schools in the complex that have military students of 15 percent or greater. The $749,744.70 grant will target Ewa Beach (27%), Iroquois Point (23%) and Keone'ula (17%) elementary schools.
Hawaii expresses concerns over ESSA regulations and implementation timing https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/ESSA-Concerns.aspxHawaii expresses concerns over ESSA regulations and implementation timing In a joint letter to the U.S. Department of Education, Governor David Ige, Hawaii State Board of Education's Chairperson Lance Mizumoto and Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi voiced concerns about the draft regulations and implementation timeline for the Every Students Succeeds Act.
One week left on public survey — offer your input on Hawaii’s education futurehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/One-Week-Left.aspxOne week left on public survey — offer your input on Hawaii’s education futureThe Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is reminding the public that they have one more week to submit input on a plan for student success. The community’s input is needed to support student aspirations in our public schools.
Waiver sought for School Improvement Grants for Fiscal Years 2015, 2016https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/SIG-2016.aspxWaiver sought for School Improvement Grants for Fiscal Years 2015, 2016School Improvement Grants (SIG) enable eligible schools to improve the quality of instruction and increase the academic achievement of students. The waiver will extend the use of funds to 2018.
Ewa Makai Middle School teacher wins $2,500 educational granthttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Ewa-Makai-Grant.aspxEwa Makai Middle School teacher wins $2,500 educational grantEwa Makai Middle School Student Activities Coordinator Vanessa Ching was awarded a $2,500 educational grant as part of the Thank America’s Teachers 2016 initiative, sponsored by Farmers Insurance.
Hawaii secures grant to develop bold plan to improve career preparation systems for young people https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Career-Prep-Grant.aspxHawaii secures grant to develop bold plan to improve career preparation systems for young people HIDOE has secured a $100,000 grant to develop a detailed career readiness action plan, an essential step to expanding economic opportunity for young people across our state.
HIDOE awarded grant to launch pilot of culturally accurate student assessmentshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/ALP-Grant.aspxHIDOE awarded grant to launch pilot of culturally accurate student assessmentsThe Office of Hawaiian Education is one of 12 recipients to receive a portion of $2 million in grants from the Assessment for Learning Project (ALP) and its partners. The winning proposal looks at designing an assessment that can support a broader and culturally accurate definition of student success in Hawaii.
Grants will help students prepare for successhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/Grants-will-help-students.aspxGrants will help students prepare for successHeidi Armstrong, complex area superintendent for Campbell and Kapolei, wrote the following piece that was published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. "I have firsthand experience with exemplary educational opportunities made possible through grant funding and community partnerships. One program in particular — Project Lead The Way (PLTW) — has breathed new life into our complex area schools."
Grants build legacies at schools https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Volunteers/Pages/KanoelaniLegacy.aspxGrants build legacies at schools Over the course of the last two months students, parents, staff, and volunteers from the Locations Foundation worked on changing the landscape of Kanoelani Elementary School. They gathered to work on the “Legacy Project,” based on a $25,000 grant from the Locations Foundation.
HIDOE receives $1.5 million grant for STEM education at eight West Oahu schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DODEA-Grant.aspxHIDOE receives $1.5 million grant for STEM education at eight West Oahu schoolsHIDOE has received a $1.5 million grant to provide Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning opportunities to K-8 students at eight military-impacted schools in West Oahu over the next five years.
Hawaii Educational agencies awarded $6.6 million to improve the use of data and informationhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Data-Analysis-Grant.aspxHawaii Educational agencies awarded $6.6 million to improve the use of data and informationHIDOE has received a $6.6 million four-year grant from the US Dept. of Education to increase the use of data to support college and career readiness for Hawaii's students.
Department to request School Improvement Grant waiverhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2015-SIG.aspxDepartment to request School Improvement Grant waiverSIG grants enable eligible schools in Hawaii to improve the quality of instruction and increase the academic achievement of students for a Strive HI Priority status school.
Students discover career options at the bottom of petri disheshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Waipahu-High-Science-Symposium.aspxStudents discover career options at the bottom of petri dishesWaipahu High students showcased their summertime research at the school's first annual Science Scholars Program Symposium. Using distance learning tools, they collaborated with Rutgers University scientists who reviewed student data and provided immediate feedback. Teacher Michael Sana, who secured funding for the program, hopes to see more schools join. "It truly engages the student's natural curiosity to solve the unknown."
Department awards $1 million in Strive HI grantshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DOE-awards-$1-million-in-'Strive-HI'-grants-to-32-schools.aspxDepartment awards $1 million in Strive HI grantsHONOLULU - The Department today honored 32 schools for extraordinary achievements at the first annual Strive HI Awards ceremony. The awards ranging from $12,500 to $100,000 recognize schools for significant academic progress for two consecutive years and represent a one-time grant to further improvement efforts.

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