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Improvements Highlighted in Hawai’i Education Report
November 29th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The report highlights strides in establishing a new teacher evaluation system, based partially on student outcomes. The report also details achievements made to turn around low-achieving schools, through community partnerships aimed at ensuring success.

Hawaii Department of Education, reform website. Screen saver image courtesy hawaiidoereform.org, Hawaii DOE.
Hawaii Race to the Top Team Gets Visit from US DOE
March 27th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The visit began today and runs through March 30, 2012. During their assessment, US officials will look at five specific ares to determine if Hawai’i is meeting the goals outlined.

Ronn Nozoe Deputy Superintendent Hawaii State Department of Education.  Image courtesy Hawaii DOE.
DOE to Develop New Teacher Evaluation Program
January 24th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

Administrators with the Hawaii State Department of Education announced plans today to develop and implement a new teacher evaluation system as efforts are made to meet Race To The Top standards.

An early morning fire on Sunday April 18, 2010 at Kahului School destroyed three classrooms, causing an estimated $500,000 damage.  Photo by Wendy Osher.
Hawai’i Seeks “Race to the Top” Funding for Early Education
July 19th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

Hawaii may apply for up to $50 million, a cap based on the state’s share of the national population of children from birth to five years old from low income families.