HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY



NEIL ABERCROMBIE
KATHRYN S. MATAYOSHI
GOVERNOR
SUPERINTENDENT

February 25, 2013


32 Public Schools to Receive Surprise Cash Awards for Striving HI in Exceptional Achievement

Who: Gov. Neil Abercrombie, Schools Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi, Schools Deputy Superintendent Ronn Nozoe, Education Officials, and more than 600 students at Gov. Samuel Wilder King Intermediate School

When: Friday, March 1, 2013, 10 a.m.

Where: Gov. Samuel Wilder King Intermediate School Gymnasium Kaneohe, HI 96744
Phone: (808) 233-5727

More:

The Strive HI Awards range from $12,500 to $100,000 as a reward for schools that have made significant academic progress for two consecutive years, and ranking in the top five percent in reading and/or mathematics. The awards represent a one-time grant to the schools to further their improvement efforts.

The award money must be used to make upgrades at the schools, which could include the purchase of technology infrastructure, musical instruments, science lab and equipment, as well as other academic/financial plan-approved expenditures.

The Department of Education’s (DOE) “Strive HI” campaign reflects the department’s commitment to transform public education in the 50th state by preparing students for success, leading education transformation and building a brighter future. Strive HI award funds are part of the state’s Race to the Top (RTTT) federal grant received in 2010.

*** Interested media are asked to call Communications Specialist Dara Young at 586-3232 to confirm attendance.


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Donalyn Dela Cruz
Director of Communications
Phone: (808) 586-3232
E-mail: donalyn_dela_cruz@notes.k12.hi.us