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Moanalua Middle School teacher named Milken Educators of Hawai‘i’s 2024 Teacher of Promisehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2024TeacherofPromise.aspxMoanalua Middle School teacher named Milken Educators of Hawai‘i’s 2024 Teacher of PromiseMoanalua Middle social studies teacher Kimberly Kim honored with 2024 Teacher of Promise award and $2,000 cash prize.
21 teachers honored for earning National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certificationhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2024-NBCT.aspx21 teachers honored for earning National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certificationHIDOE is celebrating 21 teachers statewide who have earned their National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification – a recognition for meeting the highest standards for teaching.
E ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i Kākou: Let's learn the Hawaiian languagehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/olelo-hawaii-kakou-2024-02-06.aspxE ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i Kākou: Let's learn the Hawaiian languageHIDOE's Office of Hawaiian Education in partnership with the University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges offers free introductory Hawaiian language and culture courses for HIDOE full-time salaried employees. In honor of Mahina ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i, or Hawaiian Language Month, find out why this employee signed up for Hawaiian 101.
Purple Star NORBERT Hawai'i Award presented to 12 schools by Joint Venture Education Forumhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/JVEF-2023.aspxPurple Star NORBERT Hawai'i Award presented to 12 schools by Joint Venture Education ForumTwelve O‘ahu public schools have been recognized for creating a welcoming and safe environment for incoming military-dependent and transitioning students enrolling at their campuses.
Kaʻelepulu and Maunawili elementary schools receive prestigious Blue Ribbon award by US DOE, an elite designation for top 1% of schools nationwidehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2023-NBRS-Award.aspxKaʻelepulu and Maunawili elementary schools receive prestigious Blue Ribbon award by US DOE, an elite designation for top 1% of schools nationwideKaʻelepulu and Maunawili Elementary schools in Kailua, Oʻahu, have been named 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the US Department of Education in recognition of their high academic achievement.
HIDOE names finalists for the 2024 Hawaiʻi State Teacher of the Yearhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2024-HSTOY-finalists.aspxHIDOE names finalists for the 2024 Hawaiʻi State Teacher of the YearThe Department today named 15 complex area teachers of the year and one charter school teacher of the year as finalists for the 2024 Hawaiʻi State Teacher of the Year recognition.
92% of Hawai‘i public school teachers vote in favor of new contracthttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/PublicSchoolTeachersVoteinFavorofNewContract-.aspx92% of Hawai‘i public school teachers vote in favor of new contractThe contract includes approximately 14.5% in pay increases over four years for more than 13,000 teachers represented by the Hawai‘i State Teachers Association.
Kaʻū High & Pāhala Elementary Principal Sharon Beck wins $25,000 leadership awardhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2023-Tokioka-Award.aspxKaʻū High & Pāhala Elementary Principal Sharon Beck wins $25,000 leadership awardThe Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award recognizes outstanding public school principals in Hawaii for their efforts in providing high-quality learning opportunities for students.
HIDOE targeting fall opening for Kūlanihāko‘i High School campushttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kulanihakoi-High-Mar-2023-Update.aspxHIDOE targeting fall opening for Kūlanihāko‘i High School campusHIDOE is working diligently to be able to physically open the new Kūlanihāko‘i High School campus to South Maui students in August 2023 for the upcoming school year.
Class of 2023 high school graduation ceremonies scheduledhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2023-Graduations.aspxClass of 2023 high school graduation ceremonies scheduledHigh school graduation ceremonies have been scheduled for the Class of 2023. Commencement guidelines continue to reflect less restrictive COVID-19 requirements across the state.
Daniel K. Inouye Elementary’s Esther Kwon receives prestigious Milken Educator Award and $25,000 prizehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2023-Milken-Educator-Award.aspxDaniel K. Inouye Elementary’s Esther Kwon receives prestigious Milken Educator Award and $25,000 prizeEsther Kwon, assistant principal at Daniel K. Inouye Elementary, has become the latest recipient of the prestigious Milken Educator Award, regarded as the "Oscar Award of Teaching."
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.
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%.
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.
Keʻelikōlani Middle School commemorates official renaming in honor of Princess Ruth Keanolani Kanāhoahoa Keʻelikōlanihttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Keʻelikōlani-Middle-renaming.aspxKeʻelikōlani Middle School commemorates official renaming in honor of Princess Ruth Keanolani Kanāhoahoa KeʻelikōlaniStudents, staff and community members commemorated the renaming of the former Central Middle School back to its original name honoring Princess Ruth Keanolani Kanāhoahoa Keʻelikōlani in a ceremony celebrating her 196th birthday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hawaii public school students continue to make progress on AP examshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-public-school-students-continue-to-make-progress-on-AP-Exams.aspxHawaii public school students continue to make progress on AP examsThe percentage of HIDOE students receiving an AP Scholar Award increased by 2 percentage points. Additionally, the total number of students receiving the AP Capstone Diploma increased 82% from 15 to 36 students.
Waipahu High School academies receive national recognitionhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Waipahu-High-School-academies-receive-national-recognition.aspxWaipahu High School academies receive national recognitionWaipahu 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 schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2020-21-enrollment.aspxDepartment announces 2020-21 enrollment figures for public and charter schoolsHawaii'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.
Oceanit Research Foundation launches free computer science resource for teachers, students and parentshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Oceanit-Research-Foundation-launches-a-free-computer-science-resource-for-teachers,-students,-and-parents.aspxOceanit Research Foundation launches free computer science resource for teachers, students and parentsOnline resource for teachers, students, parents and anyone interested in learning creative problem-solving skills via coding is being made available for free.
Statement from Supt. Kishimoto on the proposed Aug. 17 start date for studentshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-Conditional-Agreement.aspxStatement from Supt. Kishimoto on the proposed Aug. 17 start date for studentsHIDOE 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 servedhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Grab-and-Go-wraps-up.aspxGrab-and-Go school meals program wraps up with over 1.3 million meals servedHIDOE'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 Awardhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Ewa-Makai-Middle-School-Teacher-Receives-Prestigious-$25,000-Milken-Educator-Award.aspxEwa Makai Middle School Teacher Receives Prestigious $25,000 Milken Educator AwardMiki 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 teachershttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Compensation-Study-2020.aspxCompensation study finds cost of living, salary compression top issues for Hawaii’s teachersResults 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 Superheroeshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/Offices/TalentManagement/Pages/Homes-for-Heroes.aspxHomes for SuperheroesHomes 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 professionhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Celebrating-2019-National-Board-Certified-Teachers.aspxMore Hawaii teachers obtain highest certification in professionThe 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. 

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