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Aldrich appointed state librarian by BOE

MEDIA RELEASE The Board of Education has announced the appointment of Stacey Aldrich as the new State Librarian. She fills the position that was vacated by the retirement of Richard Burns as of Dec. 31, 2014. The candidate was a unanimous recommendation of the selection committee. Aldrich holds a Master of Library Science and served […]

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Charter School Commission report highlights progress, challenges

MEDIA RELEASE The State Public Charter School Commission has presented its annual report to the State Board of Education, the third annual report by the Commission since its creation in 2012 by Act 130. The report, which primarily provides information from the 2013-2014 school year, highlights both successes and ongoing challenges in Hawaii’s charter system. […]

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BOE extends Matayoshi contract

MEDIA RELEASE The state Board of Education has approved a three-year contract for state Department of Education (DOE) Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi. The contract extension was approved subject to a report from Superintendent Matayoshi to the BOE responding to the concerns raised by a recent survey of educators. The related issues were presented in public testimony […]

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Board of Education community meeting in Kona (April 24)

BOARD OF EDUCATION COMMUNITY MEETING Thursday, April 24, 2014 6 – 7:30 p.m. Hawaii District Kealakehe High School Cafeteria You are invited to join the Board of Education and the Honokaa-Kealakehe-Kohala-Konawaena Complex Area Superintendent to get to know each other, share views on public education and discuss the community’s role in supporting student achievement and […]

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Matayoshi rated ‘exceptional’ by Board of Education

MEDIA RELEASE Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi has earned the top rating of “exceptional” from the Hawaii State Board of Education (BOE) in her annual job performance evaluation. The BOE informed the state’s top education official of her rating during its July 16 meeting. It is the highest possible rating given by the BOE and two categories […]

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State Librarian receives high marks from Board of Education

MEDIA RELEASE State Librarian Richard Burns received an “Exceptional” rating from the Board of Education (BOE), the highest rating possible, during his annual job performance evaluation at the Board’s General Business Meeting conducted at the Hawaii State Library July 16. “I would like to thank the Board of Education for their confidence in me, their […]

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Update on HSTA negotations

Statement from Wil Okabe, president of the Hawaii State Teachers Association, regarding negotiations (dated Dec. 10) Today, HSTA resumed negotiations with the State. Unfortunately, the third bargaining session was cut short as the State declared its offer expired, since HSTA could not accept the offer in its entirety. The State’s two year, $49 million economic […]

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BOE approves DOE plan to accredit all schools by 2019

MEDIA RELEASE The state Board of Education has approved the Department of Education’s five-year project to ensure all public schools are accredited in alignment with BOE/DOE Strategic Plan. Accreditation fosters excellence and encourages school improvement through a process of continual evaluation and recognizes that schools must meet an acceptable level of quality. A coordinated accreditation […]

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More than 5,000 students Step Up

More than 5,000 students Step Up

MEDIA RELEASE More than 5,200 students statewide from the Class of 2015 have committed to earn the Board of Education’s (BOE) Recognition Diploma, announced today by Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education. This brings the total to more than 14,200 students from the Classes of 2013, 2014 and 2015 who have pledged for the Step Up […]

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BOE welcomes student member Honda

MEDIA RELEASE Danicia Honda, an accomplished Pearl City High School senior, is the Hawaii State Board of Education’s incoming student representative for school year 2012-13. Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald presided over Honda’s special swearing-in ceremony at Tuesday’s BOE meeting. “On behalf of the Board, I’m pleased to welcome Danicia,” said BOE […]

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Governor receives BOE first year report, enacts bills

Governor receives BOE first year report, enacts bills

MEDIA RELEASE The inaugural appointed Board of Education (BOE) has released its first year report to Gov. Neil Abercrombie, Superintendent of Education Kathryn Matayoshi, and other stakeholders. The report provides a list of BOE actions that focused on changes in student achievement, service support improvements and staff development. “This list of actions clearly shows that […]

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Major breakthrough on educator evaluations

Major breakthrough on educator evaluations

MEDIA RELEASE The state Board of Education has unanimously approved three policies related to performance evaluation systems for teachers and principals. These policies support systems that emphasize educator effectiveness through professional development and compensation tied to job performance. Beginning in school year 2013-14, a major component of Hawaii’s educator evaluations will be student learning and […]

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DOE eyes reduction in student transportation budget

DOE eyes reduction in student transportation budget

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Education on Tuesday discussed options for managing its student transportation costs to address anticipated budget shortfalls during the Board of Education’s Finance and Infrastructure Committee meeting. Over the last 12 months, the DOE and the Board have been diligently working to examine alternatives to better control transportation outlays. The […]

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Laupahoehoe appeals over school board elections

Laupahoehoe appeals over school board elections

Special to Hawaii 24/7 On Monday, Nov. 28, Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School filed an appeal to the state Board of Education requesting it allow an amendment to its school plan regarding setting local school board elections. The charter school’s Interim Local School Board is confident the Board of Education will make sure the charter […]

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