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Waipahu alum creates STEM summer camp for students to build muscle-powered robotshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/waipahu-muscle-cars.aspxWaipahu alum creates STEM summer camp for students to build muscle-powered robotsWaipahu High students designed and built little cars that are propelled using muscle movements, a technology that has real-world applications for prosthetic devices. The GEAR UP Waipahu-funded program exposed students to the mechanical, electrical and biomedical engineering fields.string;#27-Jul-20182018-07-27T10:00:00.0000000Z
Maunakea Scholars program launches scholarship, online dual credit coursehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/maunakea-scholarship.aspxMaunakea Scholars program launches scholarship, online dual credit courseHonoka‘a High senior Keilani Steele is the inaugural recipient of the Hōkūala Scholarship — $10,000 to attend the college of her choice in pursuit of an astronomy degree. It was made possible by the Maunakea Scholars program, which also announced a dual credit opportunity for Hawaii Island partner schools to participate in a free online astronomy class starting this school year.string;#23-Jul-20182018-07-23T10:00:00.0000000Z
Building a bridge between two readiness initiativeshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/CK-HA-Day.aspxBuilding a bridge between two readiness initiativesSixteen regional school-community teams are hosting HĀ Community Days. The goal is to bring schools and communities together to contextualize and actualize HIDOE’s HĀ policy to strengthen outcomes in the system that reflect Hawai‘i’s unique context and honor Hawaiian culture. Here, we profile the work of the Campbell-Kapolei team.string;#17-Feb-20172017-02-17T10:00:00.0000000Z
Farrington High students gain career skills working with surf industry professionalshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/FarringtonWSLCTE.aspxFarrington High students gain career skills working with surf industry professionalsThe World Surf League teams up with Farrington High School students to provide mentoring and hands-on learning.string;#04-Nov-20162016-11-04T10:00:00.0000000Z
Connecting educators to malama honua via Wa‘a Talkshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/waa-3rd-year.aspxConnecting educators to malama honua via Wa‘a TalksThe gatherings, aligned to the worldwide voyage of the Hōkūle'a and designed to catalyze learning and issues around the theme of Mālama Honua (to care for the Earth), are entering their third year. Two more will be held this school year.string;#11-Oct-20162016-10-11T10:00:00.0000000Z
Grants will help students prepare for successhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/Grants-will-help-students.aspxGrants will help students prepare for successHeidi Armstrong, complex area superintendent for Campbell and Kapolei, wrote the following piece that was published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. "I have firsthand experience with exemplary educational opportunities made possible through grant funding and community partnerships. One program in particular — Project Lead The Way (PLTW) — has breathed new life into our complex area schools."string;#10-Jan-20162016-01-10T10:00:00.0000000Z
Aloha, HIDOE retirees!https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/Aloha-Retirees.aspxAloha, HIDOE retirees!HIDOE bids aloha to more than 630 retirees in 2015, including teachers, administrators, counselors, librarians, specialists and support staff. Mahalo for your service!string;#08-Jan-20162016-01-08T10:00:00.0000000Z
Keeping schools running behind the sceneshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/FacilitiesManager.aspxKeeping schools running behind the scenesIt takes a lot of hard-working people to keep aging schools operating, including many you never see. Here we bid a fond aloha to Jeff Davis, who did whatever it took to keep schools running over a 30-year career. string;#28-Dec-20152015-12-28T10:00:00.0000000Z
Maui schools join national program, granting 24/7 internet access, tablets to every studenthttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/verizon-digital-promise.aspxMaui schools join national program, granting 24/7 internet access, tablets to every studentKalama, Lokelani intermediate schools are the first to participate in the two-year mobile and digital learning program that includes ongoing professional development for teachers to integrate technology across all subjects.string;#17-Oct-20152015-10-17T10:00:00.0000000Z
Hawaii students did well on challenging examshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/2015-SBA-results.aspxHawaii students did well on challenging exams"Here is the bottom line — public school students in Hawaii did better than experts expected on a test that measures far more complex knowledge than the old test did." This piece was penned by Terrence R. George and Harry Saunders, co-chairs of the Hawaii Business Roundtable Education Task Force.string;#28-Sep-20152015-09-28T10:00:00.0000000Z
Community partnerships with public schools thriving in Hawaiihttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/Community-Partnerships-Thrive.aspxCommunity partnerships with public schools thriving in HawaiiIn caring for our children, many have heard the saying, “It takes a village.” That saying holds true in public education, where community partners support Hawaii’s commitment to developing young minds through grants and projects that enrich the learning environment.string;#29-Jul-20152015-07-29T10:00:00.0000000Z
Students create heavenly views using Gemini datahttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/kapolei-gemini.aspxStudents create heavenly views using Gemini dataAn innovative program offered by the Gemini Observatory enables high school science students to participate in virtual field trips with working astronomers and delve into treasure troves of data. One outcome — beautiful illustrations of the known universe.string;#08-Jun-20152015-06-08T10:00:00.0000000Z
Hawaii teachers and principals participate in New Zealand study tourhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/PAAC-HIDOE.aspxHawaii teachers and principals participate in New Zealand study tourMālama Honua is catalyzing international understanding, connecting people across borders, and inspiring students and educators to create positive change for themselves, their communities, and the world.string;#01-Jun-20152015-06-01T10:00:00.0000000Z
Partnering for a shared goal of student successhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/Partnering-for-student-success.aspxPartnering for a shared goal of student successIn classrooms across the state, our partners enrich the public school experience by sharing their expertise, knowledge, and passion for student success. New laws passed by the 2015 state Legislature will strengthen ongoing, successful partnerships addressing children's health needs, school readiness, and college access, writes Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi.string;#27-May-20152015-05-27T10:00:00.0000000Z
Higher education is the key to a living wage in Hawaiihttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/P20.aspxHigher education is the key to a living wage in HawaiiThe author is Karen Lee, executive director of Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education. P-20 is a multiagency approach to strengthen the educational pipeline from early education through college. P-20 partners share a sense of urgency about the need to improve Hawaii's educational outcomes in an increasingly global economy. This piece ran in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.string;#13-May-20152015-05-13T10:00:00.0000000Z
Curriculum is key in sustainability planshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/KaHeiCurriculum.aspxCurriculum is key in sustainability plansThe Department's energy sustainability project, Ka Hei, is helping teachers give students hands-on experiences in the classroom. Teachers now have tools that give STEM exposure around energy generation and efficiency.string;#12-Feb-20152015-02-12T10:00:00.0000000Z
Insight: Public schools need flexibility, but be clear about what kindhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/school-flexibility.aspxInsight: Public schools need flexibility, but be clear about what kindThis op-ed, which ran in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, was authored by organizational partners Bill Reeves of The Learning Coalition and Terry George of The Harold K.L. Castle Foundation.string;#18-Dec-20142014-12-18T10:00:00.0000000Z
12 high schools selected for innovative early college programhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/early-college.aspx12 high schools selected for innovative early college programTwelve high schools statewide have been selected to participate in the Early College High School Program, a coordinated initiative designed to allow more high school students to earn six or more college credits before they graduate from high school.string;#31-Oct-20142014-10-31T10:00:00.0000000Z
Mahalo! James Campbell Company donates $250,000 to Kapolei, West Oahu schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/JCC2014.aspxMahalo! James Campbell Company donates $250,000 to Kapolei, West Oahu schoolsPrincipals from nine Kapolei and West Oahu were presented checks from $15,000 to $45,000 to fund critical areas for student achievement.string;#28-Oct-20142014-10-28T10:00:00.0000000Z
Chamber of Commerce: Preparing students, state for bright futurehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/CCH.aspxChamber of Commerce: Preparing students, state for bright futureSherry Menor-McNamara, President and CEO of Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, authored this piece about higher standards for students for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.string;#23-Oct-20142014-10-23T10:00:00.0000000Z
Profile: Jump Starthttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/Profile-Jump-Start.aspxProfile: Jump StartOne of the ways in which public schools help support motivated students toward their career goals is through partnerships with the University of Hawaii system. One such program, Jump Start, was profiled in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. That report follows.string;#18-Aug-20142014-08-18T10:00:00.0000000Z
Kindergartners today have a bright futurehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/CF-kindergarten.aspxKindergartners today have a bright futureWhat can the Class of 2027 expect? Educational transformation means good news for parents and children — graduates can have rewarding careers and grow into true citizens of Hawaii.string;#10-Aug-20142014-08-10T10:00:00.0000000Z
Maui Arts & Cultural Center connects students to a legend https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/MACC.aspxMaui Arts & Cultural Center connects students to a legend Thanks to the Maui Arts and Cultural Center's Artists in the Community program, students at Baldwin High's Performing Arts Learning Center got to spend some time with legendary singer Al Jarreau. string;#11-Jul-20142014-07-11T10:00:00.0000000Z
Esri giveaway announcement features Hawaii STEMworks projectshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/ESRI.aspxEsri giveaway announcement features Hawaii STEMworks projectsHawaii's involvement with an innovative Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program in local K-12 schools garnered national attention last week when geotech giant Esri announced a $1 billion giveaway of its software to all public schools.string;#03-Jun-20142014-06-03T10:00:00.0000000Z
Students bid ‘aloha’ to Hōkūle‘a crew membershttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/alohahokulea.aspxStudents bid ‘aloha’ to Hōkūle‘a crew membersNoelani Kamalu and Maui Tauotaha are having the experience of a lifetime aboard the voyaging canoes Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia, as members of the crew for the Worldwide Voyage. While Kamalu and Tauotaha had different paths to joining the trip, they both enjoyed send offs from public school children.string;#23-May-20142014-05-23T10:00:00.0000000Z
Private Schools with Public Purposehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/PubPriBridge.aspxPrivate Schools with Public PurposeParticipation in a robust summer learning program substantially reduces the achievement gap and keeps students on track toward graduation and beyond. With the support of community organizations and private foundations, the DOE has worked successfully with private schools to support a community of students from both rural and urban areas.string;#10-Apr-20142014-04-10T10:00:00.0000000Z
Nanakuli High and Intermediate Performing Arts Center students visit White Househttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/Nanakuli-PAC-students.aspxNanakuli High and Intermediate Performing Arts Center students visit White HouseFive students from the Nanakuli High and Intermediate School Performing Arts Center were among 124 students from around the country who participated in the GRAMMY Museum “I’m Every Woman: The History of Women in Soul,” educational workshop on March 6 at the White House.string;#06-Mar-20142014-03-06T10:00:00.0000000Z
GEAR UP closing achievement gap among isle studentshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/GEAR-UP-closing-achievement-gap-among-isle-students.aspxGEAR UP closing achievement gap among isle studentsVince Lombardi once said, "Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence." When it comes to public education in Hawaii, we're on the right path, and we continue to pursue excellence each and every day. Along that path, we are changing stereotypes. We are changing the way young people in this community are perceived.string;#17-Oct-20132013-10-17T10:00:00.0000000Z
James Campbell Company donates $250K to Kapolei, West Oahu schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/James-Campbell-Company-donates-$250K-to-Kapolei,-West-Oahu-schools.aspxJames Campbell Company donates $250K to Kapolei, West Oahu schoolsThe funds will be used to support infrastructure and technology needs at each of nine schools. “We cannot overstate the impact this donation will have on our schools and our students,” said Elden Esmeralda, principal of Kapolei High School. string;#01-Oct-20132013-10-01T10:00:00.0000000Z
Reports show greater college readinesshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/CCRI.aspxReports show greater college readinessThe annual College and Career Readiness Indicators report point to greater college-going rates, and greater success for students once there.string;#08-May-20132013-05-08T10:00:00.0000000Z
Autism: Fighting the battle every dayhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/Autism-Fighting-the-battle-every-day.aspxAutism: Fighting the battle every dayIn Hawaii, a positive three-year trend shows an increasing number of autistic students being placed in general-education settings for more than 80 percent of the school day. Reflecting that trend, the numbers show autistic students are spending less time in special-education classrooms.string;#09-Apr-20132013-04-09T10:00:00.0000000Z
State launches teen-focused obesity prevention campaignhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/State-launches-teen-focused-obesity-prevention-campaign.aspxState launches teen-focused obesity prevention campaignDuring a special premiere at the State Capitol, Gov. Neil Abercrombie and the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) on Feb. 14 launched a new teen-focused multimedia campaign to combat obesity. The campaign is part of a comprehensive set of interventions being implemented by the DOH to address obesity prevention.string;#15-Feb-20132013-02-15T10:00:00.0000000Z
Governor recognizes Keaau schools’ progress with digital curriculumhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/Governor-recognizes-Keaau-schools’-progress-with-digital-curriculum.aspxGovernor recognizes Keaau schools’ progress with digital curriculumFrom the Keaau Elementary school cafeteria, Gov. Neil Abercrombie proclaimed Feb. 6 “Digital Learning Day” in Hawaii and commended Keaau students, faculty and staff for leading the state’s progress in the adoption of a common core digital curriculum.string;#06-Feb-20132013-02-06T10:00:00.0000000Z
Community-based partnership helps Waianae students attend collegehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/Community-based-partnership-helps-Waianae-students-attend-college.aspxCommunity-based partnership helps Waianae students attend collegeKauhale O Waianae, a school-community partnership between MAO Organic Farms, Waianae High School’s Searider Productions, and Makaha Studios, is helping 75 young adults from Waianae attend community colleges.string;#26-Oct-20122012-10-26T10:00:00.0000000Z
STEM carts donation to boost Hawaii's Race to the Top initiativeshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/STEM-carts-donation-to-boost-Hawaii's-Race-to-the-Top-initiatives---.aspxSTEM carts donation to boost Hawaii's Race to the Top initiativesThe Department has received a $50,000 donation to boost student achievement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Supt. Kathryn Matayoshi announced. string;#20-Apr-20122012-04-20T10:00:00.0000000Z
Hokulea and Hikianalia launch worldwide voyagehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/Hokulea-and-Hikianalia.aspxHokulea and Hikianalia launch worldwide voyageThe Department has teamed with the Polynesian Voyaging Society to help promote education about sustainable living for our Islands and the Earth as the voyaging canoes Hokulea and Hikianalia tour the Pacific.string;#30-Dec-1899

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