|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.
|2020-21 Strive HI performance data reflect national trends of pandemic impacts to student learning||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2020-21-Strive-HI-performance-data-reflect-national-trends-of-pandemic-impacts-to-student-learning.aspx||2020-21 Strive HI performance data reflect national trends of pandemic impacts to student learning||The data reflect downward trends in academic performance seen across the nation due to impacts from the pandemic. |
|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.|
|Annual Strive HI performance data impacted by pandemic||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Strive-HI-2020.aspx||Annual Strive HI performance data impacted by pandemic||Due 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. |
|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. |
|Free and reduced-price school meal applications to be sent home for upcoming school year||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Free-and-Reduced-Price-School-Meal-Eligibility.aspx||Free and reduced-price school meal applications to be sent home for upcoming school year||Application forms for free and reduced-price school meals served under the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program will be sent home with a letter to parents or guardians for School Year (SY) 2020-21. To apply, households should fill out the application and return it to their child's school.
|HIDOE launches new online student bus pass application and payment option||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Online-Bus-Pass-Application.aspx||HIDOE launches new online student bus pass application and payment option||HIDOE has launched an online bus pass application and payment feature for parents and guardians. Parents who have an email address in their student’s profile will receive an automated email message today with instructions to apply.|
|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.|
|Community identifies action opportunities to help achieve five promises to students||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2030-Plan-first-draft.aspx||Community identifies action opportunities to help achieve five promises to students||Nearly 2,800 stakeholders responded to the call for equity, excellence and innovation in public schools during the summer. A Phase II feedback window on a first draft of the 2030 Promise Plan is open through Sept. 20, 2019.|
|New ʻŌlelo series explores HIDOE’s five promises to students||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/New-Olelo-series-explores-HIDOEs-five-promises-to-students.aspx||New ʻŌlelo series explores HIDOE’s five promises to students||Public school educators and students share how they’re living out Hawai‘i, Equity, School Design, Empowerment, and Innovation.|
|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.|
|April 2019 Education Update||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0419.aspx||April 2019 Education Update||Monthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Kaneohe El's Kumu Bella earns Milken Teacher of Promise award, Class of 2018 shows strong growth nationally in AP exam performance, Inouye Elementary teacher Esther Park finds out what her 5th graders have to say on the issue of student voice, more stories.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Social Emotional Learning: Grooming Peace Ambassadors at Manoa Elementary||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/peace-project.aspx||Social Emotional Learning: Grooming Peace Ambassadors at Manoa Elementary||Chelsey Villamin, who is in her seventh year of teaching at Manoa Elementary School, started off exposing students to literature and books that encouraged the young students to reflect on times when they experienced peace.|
|2018 Year in Review||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Pages/2018.aspx||2018 Year in Review||Happy New Year! Enjoy this roundup of 2018 in pictures, videos and stories from the Hawai'i DOE and our schools. |