|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.
|Maʻemaʻe Elementary, Mānoa Elementary, Wheeler Middle schools named 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2021-National-Blue-Ribbon-Schools.aspx||Maʻemaʻe Elementary, Mānoa Elementary, Wheeler Middle schools named 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools||Maʻemaʻe Elementary, Mānoa Elementary and Wheeler Middle schools have been named 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the US 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.|
|Waipahu High School academies receive national recognition||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Waipahu-High-School-academies-receive-national-recognition.aspx||Waipahu High School academies receive national recognition||Waipahu High School obtains national recognition from the National Career Academy Coalition for three more of their academies. The first in the state to obtain this prestigious honor.|
|Department announces 2020-21 enrollment figures for public and charter schools||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2020-21-enrollment.aspx||Department announces 2020-21 enrollment figures for public and charter schools||Hawaii'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.|
|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. |
|Grab-and-Go school meals program wraps up with over 1.3 million meals served||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Grab-and-Go-wraps-up.aspx||Grab-and-Go school meals program wraps up with over 1.3 million meals served||HIDOE's Grab-and-Go school meals program wrapped up today after its final lunch service. Over 17 weeks of operation, the program provided over 1.3 million school meals for breakfast and lunch to children ages 18 or younger at nearly 80 public schools and community locations.|
|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. |
|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. |
|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.|
|Mililani High and Waipahu High leaders honored as Principal and Vice Principal of the Year||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Mililani-High-and-Waipahu-High-leaders-honored-as-Principal-and-Vice-Principal-of-the-Year.aspx||Mililani High and Waipahu High leaders honored as Principal and Vice Principal of the Year||The Hawaii Association of Secondary School Administrators honored Fred Murphy from Mililani High School as the state’s National Distinguished Principal of the Year and Meryl Matsumura from Waipahu High School as the Vice Principal of the Year.|
|Hickam, Lāʻie & Waialua elementary schools named 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2019-NBRS.aspx||Hickam, Lāʻie & Waialua elementary schools named 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools||Hickam, Lāʻie and Waialua elementary schools have been named 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the US Department of Education.|
|HIDOE names 2019 Employee, Manager and Team of the Year||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-names-2019-Employee-Manager-and-Team-of-the-Year.aspx||HIDOE names 2019 Employee, Manager and Team of the Year||HIDOE named its 2019 Employee, Manager and Team of the Year award winners, recognizing employees for their outstanding and continued contributions to education and the students of Hawai‘i. |
|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.|
|Community invited to provide input on Hawai‘i DOE’s next 10 years||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2030-Promise-Plan-feedback-toolkit.aspx||Community invited to provide input on Hawai‘i DOE’s next 10 years||The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is seeking feedback on the first draft of a 2030 Promise Plan, which will guide the Department for the next decade, centered around five promises to students. A step-by-step toolkit for the community to provide feedback is available at HawaiiPublicSchools.org. Feedback will be gathered through August 1, with a first draft of the plan to be delivered in September.
|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.|
|Farrington students take pride in ‘legacy’ project for World Surf League||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/farringtonWSLpartnership.aspx||Farrington students take pride in ‘legacy’ project for World Surf League||“This is our legacy. No other school can say they did something like this.”|
|Ala Wai Elementary teacher selected as a National ‘LifeChanger of the Year’ Grand Prize Finalist||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Ala-Wai-Elementary-Teacher-Named-LifeChanger-of-the-Year-Finalist.aspx||Ala Wai Elementary teacher selected as a National ‘LifeChanger of the Year’ Grand Prize Finalist||Ala Wai Elementary School teacher Lori Kwee was surprised during school assembly with a $5,000 award.|
|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.|
|2019 Graduation Dates||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2019-Graduation-Dates.aspx||2019 Graduation Dates||Approximately 10,000 students are expected to walk in graduation ceremonies across the Islands at the locations, dates and times below.|
|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.|
|'Waiting for You,' an intersection of work and play, nets top art award||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/2019-HRSAA.aspx||'Waiting for You,' an intersection of work and play, nets top art award||Emma Park, an 8th grader at Wahiawa Middle School, has been named an American Visions nominee in the Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Her photograph, "Waiting for You," and two other works will be considered for national recognition. A selection of works statewide will be exhibited at the Hawaii State Art Museum. “I always saw something in my work, and it makes me really happy that other people see something in it, too.”|
|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.|