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DOE revises graduation rate for 2012

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Education has reported revised high school graduation rate results. The data changes affect the statewide graduation rate percentage, graduation rates for 37 high schools and the status of 11 schools in the Strive HI Performance System. The Strive HI Performance System is designed to measure and understand school performance […]

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Students asked to provide feedback about learning environment

MEDIA RELEASE A student survey being administered in Hawaii’s public schools through Oct. 18 will provide educators with critical classroom feedback aimed at improving teaching and learning. Students from kindergarten through grade 12 are taking the Tripod Student Perceptions Survey, which measures effective student-teacher relationships and elements of teaching quality. “Students interact with their teachers […]

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DOE names 2013 Employee and Team of the Year

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Education on Friday presented its Employee of the Year award to Donna Therrien, a former district support teacher whose educator effectiveness training has served as a model for the state. The Kaala Food Services Team took the DOE’s Team of the Year award for its dedication to shaping positive […]

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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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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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DOE tackling inefficiencies as part of transformation

MEDIA RELEASE As public schools begin a new year, the state Department of Education will keep part of its focus on investigating inefficiencies to enhance operations statewide. The DOE revealed a new analysis aimed at improving development of school facilities. A review of the DOE’s Facilities Development Branch (FDB) was presented before the Hawaii State […]

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DOE cleared from ‘Race to the Top’ high-risk status

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii State Department of Education has received notification from the U.S. Department of Education that its Race to the Top (RTTT) grant is no longer considered “high-risk” and is in good standing. “This is great news that validates the good work that’s been done by the teachers, educational leaders and our community […]

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DOE overhauls website to increase transparency

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Education has launched www.HawaiiPublicSchools.org, a redesigned website to better serve parents, students, teachers, staff and the broader public. The website overhaul was one of the specific targets of focus outlined in the DOE and Board of Education’s 2011-2018 Strategic Plan. The new site took nearly a year of research […]

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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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DOE approves school accountability, improvement system

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Education (HIDOE) has received federal approval for a new Strive HI Performance System designed to ensure all students graduate college- and career-ready. The redesigned school accountability and improvement system approved by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) replaces many of the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act […]

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Newest data shows more students ready for college

MEDIA RELEASE More Hawaii public school students from the Class of 2012 enrolled in college compared to the previous year’s graduates, and they were better prepared for mathematics and English courses, new figures show. The new College and Career Readiness Indicators reports, released by Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education and the state Department of Education […]

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Governor, BOE, DOE, HSTA sign 4-year teacher contract

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie, Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi, Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) President Wil Okabe, and other members of the state and HSTA negotiating teams have signed a four-year agreement for a new teachers contract. The execution of the contract followed last night’s ratification of the contract by HSTA’s membership of the state’s public […]

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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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DOE creates Leadership Institute

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Education this month will launch a new strategic initiative to support and develop effective leadership in public schools. As the DOE continues its strategic transformation, the Hawaii State Board of Education and the DOE have created a Leadership Institute under the Office of the Superintendent to manage the effort […]

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