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Paauilo school to receive electrical upgrade

MEDIA RELEASE A project to provide Paauilo Elementary and Intermediate School with electrical upgrades will soon be underway. Paauilo Elementary and Intermediate School recently received funding from the Department of Education for electrical upgrades to the cafeteria and locker rooms. “I am pleased that Paauilo Elementary and Intermediate School has received the funding for these […]

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Performance contracts strengthen charter school accountability

MEDIA RELEASE Monday, July 1, 2013, marked an important milestone for Hawaii’s public charter school movement when all 32 charter schools and the State Public Charter School Commission, the statewide charter school authorizer, completed the execution of the first charter school performance contracts in the state’s history. “The performance contract establishes expectations for the academic, […]

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Governor enacts school transportation legislation

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie attended the Board of Education meeting Tuesday where he publicly signed two bills relating to the Department of Education and transportation for Hawaii’s public school students. “These measures will help to control the escalating cost of student transportation,” Abercrombie said. “These laws were established with the cooperation of the BOE […]

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Governor releases $134.7M for schools

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has announced the release of more than $134.7 million for capital improvement projects (CIPs), identified by members of the state Legislature, that will improve Hawaii’s public school facilities while enhancing economic conditions. “These priority projects will address many needed repairs and upgrades at our public schools to create environments in […]

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Electrical upgrades slated at Kohala High School

MEDIA RELEASE A project to provide Kohala High School with electrical upgrades will soon be underway. Kohala High School received funding from the Department of Education for electrical upgrades to Building J, which houses the school’s administration offices, elementary and high school libraries and a computer lab. “I am pleased that Kohala High School has […]

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DOE summer food service program sites

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Education has announced its locations for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Beginning in early June, the SFSP will be available at 59 public schools without charge to all children 18 years and under. Meals will be served at select locations Monday through Friday (except June 10, 11, 28 […]

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Newest data shows more students ready for college

MEDIA RELEASE More Hawaii public school students from the Class of 2012 enrolled in college compared to the previous year’s graduates, and they were better prepared for mathematics and English courses, new figures show. The new College and Career Readiness Indicators reports, released by Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education and the state Department of Education […]

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New approach to help students prepare for future education

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Education this month is initiating an unprecedented move designed to better prepare students for post-high school success. Approximately 50,000 students in grades 8 through 11 will take the ACT College and Career Readiness. The nationwide testing date for the ACT assessment test for high school juniors is Tuesday, April […]

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State, HSTA reach tentative agreement

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie, Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi, and Board of Education (BOE) Chairman Don Horner announced Sunday that a tentative agreement has been reached between the State of Hawaii and the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA). The four-year tentative agreement that the HSTA will now take to its members for ratification, includes annual pay […]

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DOE creates Leadership Institute

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Education this month will launch a new strategic initiative to support and develop effective leadership in public schools. As the DOE continues its strategic transformation, the Hawaii State Board of Education and the DOE have created a Leadership Institute under the Office of the Superintendent to manage the effort […]

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DOE, HSTA joint statement

MEDIA RELEASE On Monday, March 4, the state Department of Education received a written request from the Hawaii State Teachers Association to engage in mediation to assist the parties in reaching an agreement regarding the teachers’ contract. The DOE, together with the governor and state Board of Education representatives, agreed and responded affirmatively to HSTA. […]

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Pilot test of next-generation student assessments

MEDIA RELEASE Dozens of Hawaii public schools will be piloting a new online assessment aimed at providing a window into whether students are on track to graduate high school, be ready for college and the workplace. As many as 75 DOE schools have been selected to participate in the pilot of the Smarter Balanced assessment […]

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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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New evaluation, support system for school principals

MEDIA RELEASE All Hawaii public school principals will receive enhanced supports and evaluations beginning in the 2013-14 school year under an agreement between the state Department of Education and the Hawaii Government Employees Association on a new Comprehensive Evaluation System for School Administrators (CESSA). CESSA implementation began with 81 schools in August 2012 as principals […]

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