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Fewer reported incidents of bullying and cyberbullying reported in public schools

Fewer Hawaii public middle school students say they have been bullied at school over the last two years, according to new youth survey results. And fewer students reported being cyberbullied or cyberbullying someone else. “This is a positive trend that we want to see continue as our schools uphold the commitment to provide safe and […]

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Public schools to feature Ulu Beef Stew in October

This October, participating public schools statewide will be serving ‘Ulu Beef Stew. The new lunch entrée features locally grown breadfruit, thanks to an ongoing partnership with Hawai‘i ‘Ulu Producers Cooperative (HUPC). Members of the Hawaii Cattlemen’s Council and the Hawaii Beef Industry Council will be providing the locally raised meat in the student lunches on […]

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Hookena Elementary School teacher a finalist in the ‘Dream Big’ grants competition

Three Hawaii public school teachers are each vying for $100,000 in educational grants to fund innovative projects to engage students and enhance learning at their schools. Leimamo Lind-Strauss, a third-grade teacher at Ho‘okena Elementary on the Big Island, envisions creating a telescope observatory at her school. The observatory would serve as a centralized classroom for […]

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Afterschool activities for Hawaii Island, Maui County canceled Tuesday (Sept 11) due to potential storm impacts

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) advises parents and guardians that public school schedules and afterschool programming may be modified across the islands this week as Hurricane Olivia approaches the state. Effective Tuesday, Sept. 11, all afterschool activities and programs, including interscholastic athletic events and After-School Plus (A+) Programs, will be canceled on the […]

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Public schools and Dept of Education offices to resume Monday (Aug 27)

Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) public schools and offices statewide will resume normal operations tomorrow, Aug. 27, with the exception of four schools in Lahaina that will be closed for students. The Department continues to work with county, state and federal emergency management agencies to assess campuses and offices for impacts from the storm. […]

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All public schools and Dept of Education offices to close Thursday and Friday statewide

Hawaii public schools and Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) offices statewide will be closed Thursday and Friday as Hurricane Lane approaches the islands as a powerful Category 4 storm. “The safety of our students and staff remains our top priority as we prepare to weather this storm,” said Deputy Superintendent Phyllis Unebasami. “The statewide […]

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Many schools on Hawaii Island and Maui are closed Wed (Aug 22) due to Hurricane Lane

All public and charter schools and Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) offices on Hawaii Island and in Maui County will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 22, until further notice, in anticipation of dangerous storm conditions from Hurricane Lane. With emergency officials upgrading the severity of the storm’s impact to Hawaii Island and Maui County to […]

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Public school students see double-digit gains on AP exams

Hawaii’s public school students continue to show growth on the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) Exams. In a report released today, Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) students who were tested last May show double-digit increases in the number of exam takers, exams taken and scores of 3 or higher.

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As a partnership between the Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) and Executive Office on Early Learning, 21 pre-kindergarten classrooms on 19 HIDOE elementary school campuses statewide constitute Hawaii’s first State-funded pre-kindergarten program.

Kohala Elementary to start pre-kindergarten program in 2018

As a partnership between the Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) and Executive Office on Early Learning, 21 pre-kindergarten classrooms on 19 HIDOE elementary school campuses statewide constitute Hawaii’s first State-funded pre-kindergarten program.

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The new system provides a number of features for parents including online payments, creating auto-payments, checking account balances, setting up low balance alerts and is accessible online or through a mobile application. Photo courtesy Cybersoft PrimeroEdge

New software allows payments for public school food via mobile app

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is rolling out a new program called SchoolCafé that will make it easier for parents to monitor and pay for their child’s school meals online and through a mobile application. The program, which is run using PrimeroEdge school nutrition food service software, will also help cafeterias track their […]

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Parents asked to provide feedback on their child’s public school

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) begins its annual School Quality Survey (SQS) this week to gather important feedback from students, parents/guardians and staff about our public schools. The deadline to complete and return the SQS is March 17, 2017. All responses will remain anonymous.

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Rotted 50-year-old monkey pod tree in Hilo to be removed

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) announced today it will remove a monkey pod tree from the entrance of the district office on Waianuenue Avenue. In June an arborist reported the tree suffers from severe rot and its condition has reached a stage that may result in its fall, causing a safety hazard.

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The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) and the Department of Health (DOH) are issuing detailed guidance to parents, schools and health aides in an effort to prevent heat illness as the state continues to face record high temperatures.

Department of Health issues guidelines to prevent heat illnesses in schools

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) and the Department of Health (DOH) are issuing detailed guidance to parents, schools and health aides in an effort to prevent heat illness as the state continues to face record high temperatures.

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This school year, the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) will implement a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) pilot program this school year at seven public schools, which will allow all students at those schools to receive free meal service.

Seven Hawaii schools to offer free meals as part of USDA program

This school year, the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) will implement a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) pilot program this school year at seven public schools, which will allow all students at those schools to receive free meal service.

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