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State Librarian Burns announces retirement

MEDIA RELEASE Richard Burns, who has served with distinction as the State Librarian of the Hawaii State Public Library System since January 2008, has informed the Board of Education of his retirement at the end of the year, completing more than 30 years of dedicated service, the last seven as Hawaii’s State Librarian. Working through […]

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BOE takes action on DOE management salaries

MEDIA RELEASE The state Board of Education (BOE) has taken action on state Department of Education (DOE) management salaries, including the salaries of Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi, Deputy Superintendent Ronn Nozoe, assistant superintendents and complex area superintendents. Beginning July 1, the base salary for the DOE Superintendent will be $200,000. Matayoshi was approved for a three-year […]

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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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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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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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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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Public Charter School Commission names director

MEDIA RELEASE The state Public Charter School Commission has announced the appointment of its executive director, Tom Hutton. Hutton is a national authority on education law and policy and was a co-founder of a noted Washington D.C. charter school, Thurgood Marshall Academy. Hutton has served as in-house counsel for the National School Boards Association and […]

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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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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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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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Joint statement in response to HSTA letter

Joint statement in response to HSTA letter

MEDIA RELEASE On the evening of Aug. 6, the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) sent a letter to Gov. Neil Abercrombie. Abercrombie, Schools Superintendent Kathy Matayoshi and Board of Education Chairman Don Horner issued the following statement Monday: “Since negotiations with Hawaii State Teachers Association began last fall, we have been committed to finding a […]

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