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More students graduate with honors, according to the College and Career Readiness Indicators Report

MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU – More than one fourth of the graduates in the Class of 2018 statewide earned a Hawai‘i State Department of Education’s (HIDOE) Honors Recognition Certificate, completing a rigorous course of study to prepare them for college and career. To receive an Honors Recognition Certificate, students must meet all of the requirements for a Hawaii […]

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Police to increase presence at schools due to social media threat

Hawaii Island Police are investigating a threat made on a social media post towards one of the island schools. In addition to the Big Island School threat, other threats were made toward some Oahu Schools. Police investigating the matter do not find any legitimate threat at this time however, the safety of our island students […]

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Schools in Honokaa and some roadways closed due to storm effects Monday (Feb 11)

Due to power outage The Department of Education reports that Honokaa High School, Honokaa Middle School, and Honokaa Elementary School will be closed today. All of the greater Honokaa area is without power due to trees bringing down the power lines. Parks and Recreation will keep all beach parks and camping grounds closed until further […]

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UPDATE: Water main break forces closure of Waiakeawaena Elementary School Thursday (Oct 18)

The Department of Water Supply reports that repairs are complete for the water line break in Waiakea and the system is refilling. Customers may notice air in the system and milky appearance that will clear as the system returns to normal. The water is safe and crews will continue to monitor the system.

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Parents urged to complete federal Impact Aid survey card, funding benefits all public schools statewide

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) will be sending a U.S. Department of Education Federal Survey Card home with Hawaii’s public school students for parents to complete on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. Completed Impact Aid Program survey cards allow HIDOE to qualify for a partial reimbursement for educating federally connected students, such as children […]

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Public and charter schools working to reopen on Monday (Aug 27)

HIDOE will provide another update about school closures by 1 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 26. After-school programming and activities including interscholastic athletics will also resume on Monday. HIDOE staff who are helping to operate public shelters at schools will conduct formal walk-throughs of facilities to ensure safety and readiness for students and staff.

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Public schools are open on Hawaii Island with normal schedules, five charters schools closed Monday (May 7)

All public schools on the Big Island will be open on Monday, May 7, and operate on normal schedules. All school bus transportation will also be in operation. Hawaii State Department of Education structural engineers performed site inspections at all public schools in the Hilo-Waiakea and Ka‘u-Keaau-Pahoa Complex Areas over the weekend and found no […]

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Big Island eruptions and earthquakes result in public school closures and early releases

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) closed three Pahoa area schools early Friday morning, May 4, 2018, due to volcanic activity in the area. Pahoa High and Intermediate, Pahoa Elementary and Keonepoko Elementary were closed for the entire day. HIDOE will be assessing damage to school facilities in response to a reported 6.9-magnitude earthquake […]

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Locally grown breadfruit ('ulu) will be served in a tortilla with kalua pork and spinach in school cafeterias statewide. Photo courtesy HDOE

Hawaii public schools to offer online lunch payments as of May 7, 2018

Parents and guardians of public school students will now be able to conveniently manage, monitor and pay for their child’s school meal account online and through a mobile app. The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) will launch the online school lunch payment system, EZSchoolPay, on Monday, May 7, 2018.

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(From left) Education Committee Chair Justin H. Woodson, Vanessa Ching, Gregg Iha, Naomi Salaveria, Cristin Priolo, Amanda Fretto, Education Committee Vice Chair Sam Satoru Kong.

Teachers of the Year are honored by state legislature

The House of Representative recognized teachers from across the state for their contributions to education during Education Week at the State Capitol. For more than two decades the Senate and House Education committees have gathered educators, students, school leaders, and organizations at the State Capitol to spotlight the achievements taking place within our schools and […]

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Hawaii’s public schools to serve breadfruit in lunches this month

This March, Hawai‘i public schools will welcome a new local product in student meals – ‘ulu, otherwise known as breadfruit. “We want to connect our keiki to the ʻāina and food grown in Hawai‘i,” said Albert Scales, program administrator, School Food Services Branch. “Our ‘Aina Pono Harvest of the Month program helps us to return […]

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Na Wai Ola PCS in Mountain View takes first place for anti-bullying campaign

The E Ola Pono campaign, which encourages youth groups to promote peace, pono and respect at their schools and communities through student–led campaigns, celebrated its 10th year with winning projects from across the state.

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Free meal program to expand to eight more Hawaii Island public schools

This upcoming school year, the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) will expand a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) free meal program, called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), from 30 public schools to a total of 52 across the state.

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Student leader from Hilo High School chosen for week-long program in Washington, D.C.

Jessica Valdez, president of Hilo High’s Student Association, and Matthew Darrah president of Kalaheo High’s Student Association, will be heading to Washington D.C. for the 55th annual Washington Week in March. The duo was selected to represent Hawaii at the annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP).

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