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Waiākea High School’s Rory Inouye receives prestigious Milken Educator Award and $25,000 prizehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Rory-Inouye-Milken-Award.aspxWaiākea High School’s Rory Inouye receives prestigious Milken Educator Award and $25,000 prizeWaiākea High School mathematics teacher Rory Inouye was recognized with the prestigious Milken Educator Award. Regarded as the "Oscar Award of Teaching," the award celebrates exceptional teachers and comes with an unrestricted $25,000 cash prize
Kawānanakoa Middle School’s Jade Pham receives prestigious Milken Educator Award and $25,000 prizehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Jade-Pham-Milken-Award.aspxKawānanakoa Middle School’s Jade Pham receives prestigious Milken Educator Award and $25,000 prizeKawānanakoa Middle School teacher Jade Pham became the latest recipient of the prestigious Milken Educator Award. Regarded as the "Oscar Award of Teaching," the award recognizes exceptional teachers and comes with an unrestricted $25,000 cash prize.
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.
Hawai‘i sees improvement in math scores, maintains previous gains in language arts, sciencehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2022-23-Strive-HI-performance-data-reflect-stable-HIDOE-student-academic-performance-in-core-subjects,-slight-increase-in-m.aspxHawai‘i sees improvement in math scores, maintains previous gains in language arts, scienceHawai‘i public schools saw an overall uptick in mathematics performance in the second full academic year following the pandemic, according to statewide assessment results released as part of its annual Strive HI Performance System report. In language arts and science, Hawai‘i scores held steady, maintaining gains from the year prior.
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.
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.
2021-22 Strive HI performance data reflect positive progress in HIDOE student academic recovery and accelerationhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2021-22-Strive-HI-performance-data-reflect-positive-progress-in-HIDOE-student-academic-recovery-and-acceleration.aspx2021-22 Strive HI performance data reflect positive progress in HIDOE student academic recovery and accelerationThe 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 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.
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.
2020-21 Strive HI performance data reflect national trends of pandemic impacts to student learninghttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2020-21-Strive-HI-performance-data-reflect-national-trends-of-pandemic-impacts-to-student-learning.aspx2020-21 Strive HI performance data reflect national trends of pandemic impacts to student learningThe data reflect downward trends in academic performance seen across the nation due to impacts from the pandemic.
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.
Annual Strive HI performance data impacted by pandemichttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Strive-HI-2020.aspxAnnual Strive HI performance data impacted by pandemicDue 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 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.
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.
Free and reduced-price school meal applications to be sent home for upcoming school yearhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Free-and-Reduced-Price-School-Meal-Eligibility.aspxFree and reduced-price school meal applications to be sent home for upcoming school yearApplication 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 optionhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Online-Bus-Pass-Application.aspxHIDOE launches new online student bus pass application and payment optionHIDOE 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 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. 
Hawai‘i DOE introduces proposal to tackle teacher shortage through pay incentiveshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-DOE-introduces-proposal-to-tackle-teacher-shortage-through-pay-incentives.aspxHawai‘i DOE introduces proposal to tackle teacher shortage through pay incentivesThe 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 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.
Community identifies action opportunities to help achieve five promises to studentshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2030-Plan-first-draft.aspxCommunity identifies action opportunities to help achieve five promises to studentsNearly 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.

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