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Partnership aims to teach kids importance of dental hygiene

In an effort to provide oral health services for students who need it, the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) and the Hawaii Dental Association (HDA) are joining forces. The agencies have established a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to promote oral health by teaching students proper dental hygiene techniques and providing information about access to […]

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Keonepoko Elementary to reopen for next school year

The Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) will begin the planning process to reopen Keonepoko Elementary School in Hawaiian Beaches now that lava is no longer an immediate threat to the area. The planning will also include addressing all of the adjustments made in October 2014 that affected 1,700 students and 300 employees.

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Farias to become DOE Ka‘u-Keaau-Pahoa complex area superintendent

Career educator Chad Keone Farias will take the helm of complex area superintendent for the Ka‘u-Keaau-Pahoa (KKP) complex on Hawaii Island, succeeding Mary Correa, who mentored him for the position and will be retiring on December 31. The Hawaii State Board of Education appointed Farias to the Complex Area post on September 16 to be […]

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DOE suspends classes for Keonepoko Elementary starting Wednesday (Oct 29), other Puna schools to follow

Mary Correa, complex superintendent for Ka‘u, Kea‘au, Pahoa, has announced that beginning Wednesday, October 29, there will be no school for students at Keonepoko Elementary School. This is to allow DOE faculty, staff, administrators, facilities’ teams enough time to complete administrative work in preparation of the new facility to receive students.

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Rendering of a contingency site for Puna elementary school students displaced by the lava flow in the Keaau High School parking lot.

Contingency plan for alternate elementary school site revealed

The DOE is building an alternate site for elementary students in the Kea‘au High lower parking lot that could hold a number of classrooms.

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Chronic absenteeism in public schools down 39%

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii’s public elementary schools have made significant headway in reducing the number of students chronically absent, a strong predictor of academic success, according to the Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) 2013-14 Strive HI Performance System results. Chronic absenteeism is one of the most powerful predictors of student success, even accounting for other […]

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DOE announces Principal Roundtable for upcoming school year

After a recruitment and selection process of nearly two months, the Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) is announcing a new Deputy Superintendent’s Principal Roundtable for the upcoming 2014-15 school year. The Roundtable is designed to engage with principals directly to improve communication, garner feedback, develop collaborative solutions to critical challenges, and identify individuals for […]

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Students continue to increase readiness for college, careers

MEDIA RELEASE A greater number of Hawaii public school students are getting a head start on higher education by earning college credits while in high school and taking advanced placement courses, according to a new College and Career Readiness Indicators report. The report, released by Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education and the state Department of […]

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DOE leadership in line for raises

MEDIA RELEASE An arbitration panel has issued an award for educational officers of the state Department of Education (DOE) who are members of the Hawaii Government Employees Association (HGEA) bargaining unit 06. The decision affects DOE school principals and other educational officers. “Our principals do tremendous work in leading their schools towards student and staff […]

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DOE, HSTA release teacher survey results

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Education (DOE) and the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) recently conducted a joint survey regarding the Educator Effectiveness System (EES), which was implemented statewide at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year. The purpose of the joint survey was to gather teacher feedback on their experiences and opinions regarding […]

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Volcano School of Arts & Sciences receives $618K Grant in Aid Funds for new campus

The Office of the Governor has announced the release of $618,000 to the Volcano School of Arts and Sciences for the planning and design of their new campus in Volcano Village, Hawaii. Volcano School of Arts and Sciences, a public charter school, was created by community members to educate and nurture the individual strengths and […]

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New reading and math tests to be field tested with about 25,000 students

Approximately 25,000 Hawaii public school students will practice taking improved and more engaging annual state tests meant to better gauge their progress toward college and career readiness. Students in grades 3-8 and 11 at 91 schools statewide will participate in the field test of the new Smarter Balanced assessments in English language arts and mathematics […]

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Hawaii DOE receives Federal praise for education reforms

The Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) is receiving high praise from the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) 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. This comes with the Year 3 Race to the […]

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Gov Abercrombie releases $65.6M for school improvements

Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of more than $65.6 million to the state Department of Education (DOE) for capital improvement projects (CIP) that will improve dozens of public schools across the state, while adding local jobs and enhance economic conditions.

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