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Parents encouraged to complete federal school survey cards

MEDIA RELEASE Parents of Hawaii public school students are encouraged to complete and return to their school a federal census survey card that was sent home early this month. The annual survey determines the number of federally connected students in the public school system for whom the state receives impact aid funds. These funds provide […]

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DOE releases income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced-price meals

The Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) has announced its policy for free and reduced-price meals for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. Copies of the policy are available at public schools.

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Guidelines for displaying third-party materials on campuses

MEDIA RELEASE The growing number of promotional brochures and flyers being issued and distributed on public school campuses has prompted a new set of guidelines by the state Department of Education. The guidelines restrict the dissemination of school-approved third-party marketing, advertising and/or promotional materials to the following distribution methods: * Posting on a school’s community […]

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DOE awards $1M to schools for exceptional achievement

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Education has honored 32 schools for extraordinary achievements at the first annual Strive HI Awards ceremony. The awards ranging from $12,500 to $100,000 recognize schools for significant academic progress for two consecutive years and represent a one-time grant to further improvement efforts. The ceremony was held this morning at […]

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Race to the Top ‘high risk’ status partially removed

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Education’s is off of Race to the Top (RTTT) “high-risk” status for its work on standards, assessments, and data system development and use. The U.S. Department of Education notified state education officials late Friday about the change followed by an official letter to Gov. Neil Abercrombie. “This is excellent […]

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DOE moves to improve bus transportation

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Education has released the results of a school bus transportation system analysis. The DOE ordered the comprehensive study in August to determine what led to increased costs by school bus contractors, and to investigate strategies to improve efficiencies. After a two-month review of the bus transportation system, DOE consultant […]

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DOE releases two-year Race to the Top report

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Education (DOE) has made significant progress in its Race to the Top (RTTT) goals, according to several notable accomplishments highlighted in the two-year report. Hawaii has completed more than 90 percent of its RTTT grant deliverables in the past 24 months. “The significant strides in this Hawaii Race to […]

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Statement by Horner, Matayoshi regarding contract negotiations

MEDIA RELEASE The State Negotiating Team and representatives with the Hawaii State Teachers Association on Tuesday resumed negotiations. Hawaii State Department of Education Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi and Board of Education (BOE) representatives were included in the initial discussion on the employer’s proposals for a 2013-2015 contract. Following the meetingm Matayoshi and BOE Chairman Don Horner […]

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Intermediate athletics pilot program launched

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie, Hawaii State Board of Education Member Keith Amemiya, Deputy Superintendent Ronn Nozoe, and community partners have announced a new Intermediate Athletics initiative aimed at increasing learning opportunities for seventh- and eighth-grade students. The program is being piloted in the Zones of School Innovation (ZSI), starting this fall in the Nanakuli-Waianae […]

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(left to right): Ronn Nozoe, Lea Albert, Calvin Nomiyama, Patricia Park, Suzanne Mulcahy, Richard Wacker, Kathryn Matayoshi, Mitch D’Olier, Allen Uyeda, Gary Kai, Valerie Takata, Ruth Silberstein. Photography by Gregory Yamamoto

DOE receives iPad donations from Hawaii Business Roundtable

The Hawaii State Department of Education received nearly 200 Apple iPads from the Hawaii Business Roundtable. The department completed its first year of the pilot program in 18 schools in the Zones of School Innovation this past school year including those in the Ka‘u-Keaau-Pahoa complex areas.

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Student reading, math scores rise in all grades

MEDIA RELEASE In a year of unprecedented improvement, Hawaii’s public school students in every grade increased their scores in both reading and math in the 2012 Hawaii State Assessment, according to data released Tuesday by the Hawaii State Department of Education. The gains helped 17 more DOE schools achieve Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, under […]

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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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As the public school year wraps up today, Governor Neil Abercrombie announced the release of more than $26.8 million for various Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) at school facilities statewide.

Governor Abercrombie releases $26.8M for school improvement projects

As the public school year wraps up today, Governor Neil Abercrombie announced the release of more than $26.8 million for various Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) at school facilities statewide.

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"The improvements along Mamalahoa Hwy in Holualoa will help to ensure the safety of students, teachers, and the whole community," said Representative Denny Coffman (District 6 -North Kona, Keauhou, Kailua-Kona, Honokohau). "The release of funding for special education is needed and appreciated. I wanted to acknowledge and thank the governor for releasing this funding."

Kealakehe High and Holualoa Elementary to receive CIP funds

“The improvements along Mamalahoa Hwy in Holualoa will help to ensure the safety of students, teachers, and the whole community,” said Representative Denny Coffman (District 6 -North Kona, Keauhou, Kailua-Kona, Honokohau). “The release of funding for special education is needed and appreciated. I wanted to acknowledge and thank the governor for releasing this funding.”

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