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TAG: Hawaii Department of Education
August 15, 2017

Kohala Elementary to Offer Pre-Kindergarten Program

Kohala Elementary as one of five new schools to offer pre-kindergarten classes in the 2018-19 school year. Schools were selected based on a competitive application process. 
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June 21, 2017

Board Unanimously Approves ESSA Plan for Submission

The state BOE unanimously approved the submission of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA Plan) to the U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday, June 21, 2017.
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May 03, 2017

Hawai‘i DOE Cautions Parents About ’13 Reasons Why’

The Hawai‘i DOE superintendent wrote a letter to parents and guardians of Hawai‘i's students, cautioning them about a recently released Netflix series.
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April 23, 2017

HSTA Board Recommends Tentative Agreement

The HSTA has reached a tentative agreement on a contract, that, according to HSTA President Corey Rosenlee, "will benefit Hawai‘i’s teachers and their students."
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April 09, 2017

New Software Allows Parents to Manage School Meals Online

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (HIDOE) has launched a new program to allow parents to pay for their child’s school meals online and through a mobile application. The program, called SchoolCafé, enables online payments, auto-payments, account balance reviews and low balance alerts. The mobile application is compatible with iPhone, Android and Windows smartphones. A 5 percent... Read more »
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January 31, 2017

Parents Asked to Give Feedback on Public Schools

The DOE begins its annual School Quality Survey to gather important feedback from students, parents/guardians and staff about the state's public schools.
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September 26, 2016

HIDOE Students Outpace Nation in AP Exam Gains

For school year 2015-16, 616 students from 33 HIDOE schools earned AP Scholar Awards.
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May 06, 2016

DOE: Parents Urged to Enroll Kindergarteners

The Hawai’i Department of Education of Friday issued a reminder to parents to plan ahead and enroll students early.
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May 03, 2016

Public School Free Meal Program to Expand, Include Several Big Island Schools

On the Big Island, several Puna district schools will be joining the program.
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April 22, 2016

Public Input Sought on DOE/BOE Strategic Plan

Together, the DOE and BOE are seeking input regarding revisions that will be included in the 2017-2020 extension of the plan.
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April 18, 2016

Big Island Public High School Graduation Dates Released

With high school graduations just around the corner, the Hawai'i Department of Education has released official graduation dates for public and public charter schools across the state.
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March 23, 2016

DOE Receives Grant Funding for Culturally Accurate Assessments

Funds would be used to support a new assessment with a broader and more culturally accurate definition of student success in the state.
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February 25, 2016

Maunakea Observatories Launch New Program in Partnership with DOE

The program is designed to put young aspiring astronomers in the observatory community and allocate observing time within telescopes to students.
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October 09, 2015

DOE: Public School Attendence Rates Steady

A total of 180,409 students were enrolled within the Department of Education's 256 schools and 34 charter schools for the 2015-16 school year.
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August 03, 2015

HDOE Plans to Request Waiver to Extend SIG Funds

Under the requested waiver, the DOE says it will have an increased ability to implement the School Improvement Grant program in eligible school in the state.
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