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School closures due to Hurricane Madeline Wednesday (Aug 31)

All UH facilities on Hawaiʻi Island will be closed Wednesday in advance of Hurricane Madeline. Hawaii public schools on Hawaii Island will be closed on Wednesday, Aug. 31 and Thursday, Sept. 1. Many private schools are also closed.

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Police urge us to drive with caution as public school starts Thursday (Jan 3)

Hawaiʻi Island police are reminding motorists that Thursday (January 3) is the first day children return to public schools from the holiday break. Motorists should expect an increase in traffic, especially in school zones during morning and afternoon hours.

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Matayoshi: Hawaii succeeding in improving its schools

Matayoshi: Hawaii succeeding in improving its schools

The following editorial was submitted by state Superintendent of Schools Kathryn Matayoshi: Recently, we recognized Enchanted Lake, Heeia and Hokulani elementary schools for several years of notable improvements in student learning. We also recognized seven outstanding teachers, naming Kailua High’s Chad Miller as Hawaii’s 2012 Teacher of the Year. Rather than standing as isolated islands […]

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Governor Linda Lingle is proposing an updated plan to immediately end Furlough Fridays. Her plan would return public school students to class for the 21 remaining furlough days that would be lost between now and the end of the next school year.

Governor Lingle proposes new plan to return students to school

Governor Linda Lingle is proposing an updated plan to immediately end Furlough Fridays. Her plan would return public school students to class for the 21 remaining furlough days that would be lost between now and the end of the next school year.

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Governor Linda Lingle has released $9.3 million to the Department of Education (DOE) for capital improvement projects (CIP) at four public schools on O‘ahu. 

The Governor released a $7,800,000 lump sum appropriation that the DOE plans to use for ongoing classroom renovations at Kaimuki High School, Lunalilo Elementary School and the Hawai‘i School for the Deaf and the Blind.

Governor Lingle releases $9.3 million for school improvement projects

Governor Linda Lingle has released $9.3 million to the Department of Education (DOE) for capital improvement projects (CIP) at four public schools on O‘ahu. The Governor released a $7,800,000 lump sum appropriation that the DOE plans to use for ongoing classroom renovations at Kaimuki High School, Lunalilo Elementary School and the Hawai‘i School for the […]

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Now in its third year, Protect Hawai‘i’s Keiki: Stop Flu At School kicked off today with thousands of Hawai‘i elementary and middle school students receiving their free seasonal flu vaccine this week through the Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) program. In all, 334 public, private and charter school clinics are scheduled across the state between now and December 3, 2009 and more than 68,000 students are expected to participate this year.

Stop flu at school vaccination clinics begin today

Now in its third year, Protect Hawai‘i’s Keiki: Stop Flu At School kicked off today with thousands of Hawai‘i elementary and middle school students receiving their free seasonal flu vaccine this week through the Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) program. In all, 334 public, private and charter school clinics are scheduled across the state […]

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Big Island school children from kindergarten to fifth grade will each receive a reflective Halloween trick-or-treat bag as part of the Traffic Division’s Halloween safety program. The division is distributing 14,500 bags to charter, public and private school students, and 10,000 more bags will be handed out by community police and the Department of Parks and Recreation.

Safety reflective Halloween bags being handed out at schools

Big Island school children from kindergarten to fifth grade will each receive a reflective Halloween trick-or-treat bag as part of the Traffic Division’s Halloween safety program. The division is distributing 14,500 bags to charter, public and private school students, and 10,000 more bags will be handed out by community police and the Department of Parks […]

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School starts Monday (Aug 3), police urge caution on one-way traffic

School starts Monday (Aug 3), police urge caution on one-way traffic

MEDIA RELEASE View Larger Map Big Island police are reminding Hilo motorists that one-way traffic patterns on portions of Waiānuenue Avenue and Kapi’olani Street will take effect on Monday morning, August 3, as schools open for the fall semester. From 7:15 to 8 a.m. on school days, traffic on Waiānuenue Avenue between Komohana Street and […]

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New York leads spending per pupil, Hawaii 14th in 2007

New York leads spending per pupil, Hawaii 14th in 2007

MEDIA RELEASE New York leads in per-pupil public education spending at nearly $16,000, Census Bureau reports Public schools in New York spent $15,981 per pupil in 2007, which was more than any other state or state equivalent, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. (See Table 11.) New Jersey ($15,691) and the […]

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Hearing slated on school impact fees

Hearing slated on school impact fees

    A second public hearing on collecting school impact fees for West Hawaii public schools is scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday, April 13 at Kealakehe High School Library.    The state Department of Education (DOE) has the authority to collect land and construction fees from the developers of new residential housing in high growth […]

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Honors for several isle schools

MEDIA RELEASE Several Big Island schools recently have been honored in a variety of programs and reports. According to the Department of Education, at least a dozen schools earned recognition during the first semester of the 2008-09 academic year. 2008 No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon Schools – Holualoa U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings […]

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