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Special Education in Hawaii
Hawaii Department of Education This link opens in a new window
Official portal for local education agency. May be useful for finding employment and certification information, finding state curriculum information, or for those involved in the Race to the Top initiative.
Special education is specially designed instruction and services to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities, and can include academic services, speech-language services, psychological services, physical and occupational therapy, and counseling services. The Department provides these services at no cost to families to anyone aged 3 to 22 who demonstrates a need for specially designed instruction, after an eligibility determination.
Hawaii Teacher Standards Board
The State of Hawaii official website for the teacher standards board. Get information on licensing, permits, certification, and teacher performance and other standards.
Special Parent Information Network
The Special Parent Information Network (SPIN) is a parent to parent organization in Hawaii that provides information, support and referral to parents of children and young adults with disabilities and the professionals who serve them.
Strive HI | Hawaii Department of Education
The Strive HI Performance System, approved by the U.S. Department of Education in May 2013, replaces the federal No Child Left Behind law with a system better designed to meet the needs of Hawaii’s students, educators and schools.
Hawaii Schools Status & Improvement Report
All individual school reports contain the following:
--School Setting: Describes the student population and the school community.
--School Improvement: Summarizes progress made in accomplishing school improvement goals.
--School Resources: Includes teacher credentials, staffing levels as well as the adequacy of school facilities.
--Vital Signs: Includes School Quality Survey (SQS) results, student conduct, test results, dropouts, and graduation/retention rates.
State of Hawaii Data Book
The State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism keep official statistics on Hawaii's social, economic, and political organization. Online access goes back to 2000.