|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Class of 2022 high school graduation ceremonies scheduled||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2022-graduations.aspx||Class of 2022 high school graduation ceremonies scheduled||Public high school graduation ceremonies have been scheduled for the Class of 2022. Ceremony guidelines are being eased to reflect less restrictive COVID-19 health and safety requirements across the state, but certain restrictions will still apply to attendees. |
|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 releases guidelines for in-person commencements for graduating class of 2022||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2022-commencement-guidelines.aspx||HIDOE releases guidelines for in-person commencements for graduating class of 2022||HIDOE released guidelines to allow for in-person school commencement and transition ceremonies that protect the health and safety of students, staff and families.|
|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.
|Class of 2021 graduation celebrations scheduled for Hawaii’s public schools||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2021 Graduations.aspx||Class of 2021 graduation celebrations scheduled for Hawaii’s public schools||Public high schools across the state today announced the dates, times and formats of their respective graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2021.|
|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.|
|HIDOE allows for limited, in-person school commencement events ||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-allows-for-limited,-in-person-school-commencement-events.aspx||HIDOE allows for limited, in-person school commencement events ||The Hawaii State Department of Education today released guidelines to allow for limited, in-person school commencement and transition ceremonies that ensure the health and safety of students, staff and families.|
|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. |
|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.|
|Welcome to School Year 2019-20!||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/080519.aspx||Welcome to School Year 2019-20!||Message from Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto: As we welcome back students to our schools this week, I invite you to view this "Kick Off Your Year" video to build on the positive momentum we've seen in the last year and get grounded in the exciting work to come with our next strategic plan. |
|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.
|Aloha to School Year 2018-19||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/0605.aspx||Aloha to School Year 2018-19||From Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto: We wrapped up the majority of our public school graduations this past week and I have thoroughly enjoyed attending ceremonies statewide with my leadership team. Our schools have great personalities! I’d like to congratulate our educators on a successful year. |
|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.|
|Grade everybody or grade no one, but be fair to public schools||https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/040319.aspx||Grade everybody or grade no one, but be fair to public schools||From Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto: I want to talk about a double standard in Hawai‘i’s education system. Every year, Honolulu Magazine puts out a “Grading the Public Schools” edition that ranks schools on a bell curve. And every year that same magazine puts out a “Private School Guide” with lovely pictures and narratives and your questions answered about navigating the admission and payment processes. Be fair. Judge us equally.