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BOE confirms Schatz as deputy superintendent

MEDIA RELEASE The state Board of Education (BOE) has approved the appointment of Stephen Schatz as deputy superintendent for the Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE). Schatz brings 20 years of educational experience to the DOE leadership post. He most recently served as assistant superintendent for the Office of Strategy, Innovation and Performance (OSIP), overseeing […]

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Parents informed of higher learning expectations for students

MEDIA RELEASE Public school students have been given a letter to take home to their parents as a reminder of the upcoming spring assessments for English language arts and math. The new assessments, known as Smarter Balanced, are aligned to the Hawaii Common Core standards implemented statewide at the start of the school year. The […]

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Public school enrollment increases for most grades

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii’s public school enrollment continued to grow for most grades in the 2014-15 school year – keeping with a five-year trend – while kindergarten saw fewer students than last year due to a change in the entry age. Kindergarten enrollment dropped by 4,400 students after Act 178 required children to be 5 years […]

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deSilva Elementary honored for ‘Recognition’ status

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Education is awarding $230,000 to 15 elementary schools that demonstrated significant success or improvements in the 2013-14 school year. The schools reached “Recognition” status in the DOE’s Strive HI Performance System, meaning their performance placed them among the top five percent of schools in the state. Fourteen schools received […]

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Public school students earning AP honors at all-time high

MEDIA RELEASE A record 492 public high school students from across Hawaii have earned AP Scholar Awards for exceptional achievement in rigorous college-level courses, according to the College Board. Students who succeed on AP exams may earn college credit, advanced placement, or both. About 20 percent of the 2.1 million students worldwide who took AP […]

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Educator, public input sought on student assessments

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Education is seeking educators, parents, business and community leaders to review test questions aligned to the Hawaii Common Core standards and help recommend achievement levels for grade-level proficiency. Beginning spring 2015, public school students in grades 3-8 and 11 will take new Smarter Balanced assessments in English language arts […]

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Teacher fellowship program to play key role in public education

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii State Department of Education has announced the selection of 17 public school educators to the Hope Street Group’s inaugural Hawaii State Teacher Fellows. Together with the DOE and the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA), the fellows will voice teacher perceptions and potential solutions to issues educators face in implementing the Hawaii […]

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DOE releases sexual education report

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Education has released a report that announces actions it is taking based on a panel review of Pono Choices, a middle-school sexual health education curriculum. The report entitled, Implementing Sexual Health Education: Background and Actions for Improvement, details 11 specific recommendations to improve the curriculum and a dozen internal […]

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Prekindergarten classrooms available this fall

MEDIA RELEASE A new program developed jointly by the governor’s Executive Office on Early Learning (EOEL) and the state Department of Education (DOE) will allow families to enroll their 4-year-old children in one of 21 prekindergarten classrooms at 18 public elementary schools across the state this fall. The program is intended to serve 420 children […]

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BOE takes action on DOE management salaries

MEDIA RELEASE The state Board of Education (BOE) has taken action on state Department of Education (DOE) management salaries, including the salaries of Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi, Deputy Superintendent Ronn Nozoe, assistant superintendents and complex area superintendents. Beginning July 1, the base salary for the DOE Superintendent will be $200,000. Matayoshi was approved for a three-year […]

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‘Race to the Top’ progress shows growth

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Education is receiving high praise from the U.S. Department of Education for its efforts in implementing key reforms such as the Educator Effectiveness System, professional development on the Hawaii Common Core and work to support its most needy schools. “Over the last few years, we have seen Race to […]

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DOE reports on school year and instructional time

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Education has provided its 2014 report on School Year and Instructional Time before a joint legislative education committee hearing. Act 167 and Act 52 define student instructional hours as “… student learning time during which students are engaged in learning activities including regularly-scheduled instruction and learning assessments within the […]

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