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Hawaii State Government Document Collection (193 Books)


The State of Hawaii Government publications and documents that affect the people of Hawaii

 
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This Tax Season Support Your Public Libraries

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: Act 193 (SLH 2003) provides a check-off box on State individual income tax return forms, which allows taxpayers an opportunity to support the Hawaii State Public Library System. Taxpayers may designate $2 of their refund ($4 for a joint return) for the Hawaii State Public Library System. Your tax donation will benefit Hawaii?s communities statewide through the purchase of library materials for all ages. Here?s how you can help: -- If you use Form N-11 (see examp...

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Accountability Framework

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: Development of the Accountability Framework has been in progress since September 2002 and the framework has evolved during the course of many drafts and re-drafts, with widespread input and critique collected at key times. Thus, many persons have ?touched? the development of the current framework in some way and to some extent. Ultimately, staff of the Planning & Evaluation Office, Hawaii Department of Education, is responsible for the current document. Nonethel...

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Hawaii Educational Policy Center

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: Introduction: Accountability and Curriculum This Policy Brief explores two very different aspects of accountability and curriculum. One traditional view incorporates standards into a system of accountability and school curricula. An alternative and currently popular perspective sees accountability as not a system but a strategy, and attempts to fix significant responsibility for student achievement on a CEO-type principal, and the sociological or psychological e...

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Hawaii Educational Policy Center

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: What is the State of Educational Reform in Hawai?i? Given the political nature of educational reform, is it possible to assess it objectively? The Hawaii Educational Policy Center plans to do so. HEPC is an independent, non-partisan research organization operating out of the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii. In addition to providing useful information to policy makers, the general public and other constituencies attempting to understand and impro...

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Hawaii Educational Policy Center

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: In her address to a joint session of the State Legislature on January 28, 2004, Superintendent Patricia Hamamoto noted that the traditional school calendar served an agrarian society of the past, a time when children were needed by their families to harvest crops during the summer months. Act 51 (SLH 2004) mandates the Board of Education to adopt a single school calendar that all public schools (with the exception of multi-track and charter schools) will use beg...

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Hawaii Educational Policy Center

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: New Year?s resolutions are all about change, and this explains why they?re so hard to keep. We know how to do what we do, the way we?ve always done it. To change what we do is neither easy nor comfortable. We see this in our own lives, and we see it in our state?s efforts to reinvent education. 2004 saw the governor focusing our state on education reform, the legislature crafting a comprehensive reform package, and the Department of Education (DOE) showing a wil...

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Hawaii Educational Policy Center

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: New Year?s resolutions are all about change, and this explains why they?re so hard to keep. We know how to do what we do, the way we?ve always done it. To change what we do is neither easy nor comfortable. We see this in our own lives, and we see it in our state?s efforts to reinvent education. 2004 saw the governor focusing our state on education reform, the legislature crafting a comprehensive reform package, and the Department of Education (DOE) showing a wil...

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Hawaii Educational Policy Center

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: Act 51, the Reinventing Education Act of 2004, mandates that public schools in Hawai?i (with the possible exception of charter schools) will receive funding via a new method called Weighted Student Funding (WSF) by 2006-07. Let?s look at some frequently asked questions about WSF. How Does WSF Differ from Current System? Currently schools receive funding as staffing positions based on enrollment. Under WSF schools will receive funding in dollars based on characte...

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Hawaii Educational Policy Center

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: Last month we looked at a new way of distributing funds to Hawaii?s public schools called Weighted Student Funding. It is part of a package of school reforms passed by last year?s legislature. Another reform in the package gives principals control over 70% of the Department of Education?s operating budget (excluding debt servicing and capital improvements). The intent of this provision is to place a greater number of decisions and a much higher percentage of mon...

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Hawaii Department of Education Trend Report : Educational and Fisc...

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: A Guide to Understanding Trend Reports explains the educational and fiscal measures and lists schools in each of the 42 complexes for school year 2003-04.

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Aina Haina Elementary Nclb School Report Sy 2003-04

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: The statistics on the schools in Hawaii, year 2004, by the Department of Education.

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Graduation Rate and Retention Rate Ayp Starting Points, Intermedia...

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: Graduation Rate A. For the LEA/SEA ? The percentage of first-time ninth grade students who graduate with a diploma within four years, excluding students who have transferred out of the Hawaii public school system. B. For schools ? The percentage of first-time ninth grade students who graduate with a diploma within four years, excluding students who have transferred out of the school. The denominator of the graduation rate is the number of first-time ninth grade ...

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Reading and Mathematics Ayp Starting Points, Intermediate Goals, A...

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: Procedure: The procedure for establishing the statewide ?starting point? or baseline value for determining Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) is prescribed in the NCLB statute and final accountability regulations. Starting points are developed separately for reading and mathematics using school year 2001-02 state assessment data. The methodology is as follows: Take the higher of the percentage of students at the proficient levels who are in: -- 1) the State?s lowest...

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Hawaii Public Schools List School Year 2002-03 Adequate Yearly Pro...

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: Before identifying a school for school improvement, corrective action or restructuring, the Superintendent will provide the school with an opportunity to review the school-level data on which the proposed identification is based. All schools will be provided 10 calendar days after the official notification of AYP results to submit an appeal.

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Aina Haina Elementary 100 Nclb School Report Sy 2002

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: The statistics on the NCLB School Report, school year of 2002-03.

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State of Hawaii Board of Education Boe Highlights

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: The Board of Education has approved an employee dress code policy for Department of Education employees. Board Policy 1100-7, Department of Education Dress Code Policy, was approved at the Board general business meeting on February 17, 2005. Board Policy 1100-7 applies to all Department of Education (DOE) employees, and not just to principals, teachers, and other school employees as some have thought. The Board policy states that the dress, grooming, and persona...

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Hawaii Educational Policy Center

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: Financing: In 2001?02, charters received $3,564 per pupil. They enrolled 251 special education (SPED) students but received no per pupil allocation for these students, representing a short fall of $894,564. -- In 2002?03, charters received $3,805 per pupil, with 269 SPED students, but received no per pupil allocation for the SPED students, representing a shortfall of $1,023,545. -- The official enrollment count for 2004?05 is about 20 students over the May estim...

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Hawaii Educational Policy Center

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: This report is the first in a series examining the policy issues relating to charter schools in Hawai?i. It addresses the overall challenges to charter schools, the law establishing a charter funding formula, a new program area of the state budget, fringe benefits, and issues needing clarification and resolution. To date, there are twenty-seven New Century Charter Schools, responsible for the education of nearly 5,000 public school students. About half of these ...

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Hawaii Educational Policy Center

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: Issue: The state of Hawaii, with the only single-district public school system (and one of the lowest student performance levels) in the country, has been experimenting with school choice for almost two decades. Efforts have included school/community based management, student centered schools, Hawaiian language immersion schools, charter schools and, most recently, so called New Century conversion charter school public/private partnerships. In each case, such ed...

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Hawaii Educational Policy Center

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: Hawai?i is experiencing a severe teacher shortage in both public and independent schools. In 2000-2001 the Hawai?i Department of Education (DOE) alone hired nearly 1500 new teachers while all of the teacher education programs in Hawai?i combined produced fewer than 700 teachers. Recruiting teachers from the mainland is necessary but extremely difficult given, among other things, Hawaii?s geographic isolation, poor teacher salaries, and the general shortage of te...

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