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deSilva Elementary School named National Blue Ribbon winner

MEDIA RELEASE Ernest Bowen deSilva Elementary, Haleiwa Elementary and Red Hill Elementary schools have been named 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools for their outstanding performance and improvement efforts. The three were among the 337 schools announced recently as winners by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in Washington, D.C. In November, Duncan and the U.S. […]

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Duncan praises state’s education leadership

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii’s public schools can be a model for the nation, according to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who visited two schools Tuesday before returning to Washington, D.C. Duncan, Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Schools Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi spoke with media in reflecting on the progress made during the last three years based on […]

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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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Two-year Race to the Top ‘has shown promising growth’

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) has released its two-year report on the 12 Race to the Top (RTTT) grantees, which includes Hawaii. The report covers the progress made through August 2012. The state Department of Education (HIDOE) received recognition for a number of major accomplishments over that time period in the following […]

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HPA among inaugural 'Green Ribbon Schools'

HPA among inaugural ‘Green Ribbon Schools’

MEDIA RELEASE Two Hawaii schools — Ewa Makai Middle School and Hawaii Preparatory Academy — were among 78 U.S Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools announced during Earth Week that were recognized at a national ceremony June 4 in Washington, D.C. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joined White House CEQ Chair Nancy Sutley, EPA […]

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HPA named one of DOE’s Green Ribbon Schools

HPA named one of DOE’s Green Ribbon Schools

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Preparatory Academy has been named one of two Hawaii schools in the first-ever nationwide listing of Green Ribbon Schools by the US Department of Education. HPA and Ewa Makai Middle School on Oahu, a public school, were among 78 schools honored. The program honors schools that have significantly reduced their environmental impact […]

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Students take 'Fiscal Capability Challenge'

Students take ‘Fiscal Capability Challenge’

MEDIA RELEASE As part of an ongoing effort to mark national Financial Literacy Month, the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of the Treasury has recognized high-scoring students in the National Financial Capability Challenge for the 2010-11 school year. The Challenge, which includes a voluntary online exam for high school students, helps teach young […]

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Race to the Top: Hawaii seeks share of $3.4B

Race to the Top: Hawaii seeks share of $3.4B

MEDIA RELEASE The second phase of the Obama administration’s Race to the Top competition drew applications from 35 states and the District of Columbia seeking to win a share of $3.4 billion provided by Congress to drive education reform. Between the current phase and the first phase, which drew 41 applications, 47 states have applied […]

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Lingle in D.C. for National Governors Association meeting

Lingle in D.C. for National Governors Association meeting

MEDIA RELEASE With a focus on strengthening Hawaii’s economy and enhancing partnerships with the federal government, Gov. Linda Lingle is in Washington, D.C. to participate in the National Governors Association annual meeting. Lingle and the nation’s governors will meet with President Obama at the White House. Lingle already has met with Obama Administration officials, including […]

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Hirono committed to investing in education reform

Hirono committed to investing in education reform

Rep. Mazie Hirono has issued the following statement: Aloha, Last Friday was the first of 17 teacher furlough days Hawaii’s public schools will face through the end of the regular school year. In a letter to the editor (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Oct. 6), I shared our community’s concern over the negative impact these furlough days have […]

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Federal guidelines for H1N1 in schools offer options

Federal guidelines for H1N1 in schools offer options

MEDIA RELEASE Updated federal guidelines offer state and local public health and school officials a range of options for responding to 2009 H1N1 influenza in schools, depending on how severe the flu may be in their communities.  The guidance says officials should balance the risk of flu in their communities with the disruption that school […]

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