|HIDOE names finalists for the 2024 Hawaiʻi State Teacher of the Year||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2024-HSTOY-finalists.aspx||HIDOE names finalists for the 2024 Hawaiʻi State Teacher of the Year||The 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 contract||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/PublicSchoolTeachersVoteinFavorofNewContract-.aspx||92% of Hawai‘i public school teachers vote in favor of new contract||The 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.|
|HIDOE targeting fall opening for Kūlanihāko‘i High School campus||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kulanihakoi-High-Mar-2023-Update.aspx||HIDOE targeting fall opening for Kūlanihāko‘i High School campus||HIDOE 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 scheduled||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2023-Graduations.aspx||Class of 2023 high school graduation ceremonies scheduled||High 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 prize||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2023-Milken-Educator-Award.aspx||Daniel K. Inouye Elementary’s Esther Kwon receives prestigious Milken Educator Award and $25,000 prize||Esther 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 Year||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2023-HSTOY.aspx||Kalani High’s Michael Ida named 2023 Hawaiʻi State Teacher of the Year||Veteran 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 acceleration||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2021-22-Strive-HI-performance-data-reflect-positive-progress-in-HIDOE-student-academic-recovery-and-acceleration.aspx||2021-22 Strive HI performance data reflect positive progress in HIDOE student academic recovery and acceleration||The 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.|
|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.|
|HIDOE awarded nearly $50 million in five-year Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Striving-Readers-Comprehensive-Literacy-Grant .aspx||HIDOE awarded nearly $50 million in five-year Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant||The 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.|
|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.