We surveyed all 76 legislators

    on their experience with public schools:

                          45 are Public School Grads                   Legislator Public School Survey
                          21 are Private School Grads
                          10 did not respond

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    PPSHI Transition Nights Feature an Exploration of Adolescent Brain and Behavior Changes

    Wondering what to expect in Middle School?
    Attend one of our yearly presentations hosted by PPSHI about

    “Your Child’s Transition to Middle School”

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Parents for Public Schools Hawaii (“PPS-HI”) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) coalition of parents, community members, and educators who are committed to ensuring all children in Hawai`i have access to a quality public education. We strive to increase family and community engagement through programs, events, and other activities. We also work with key decision makers to advocate for policies that increase educational opportunities for parents, families, and children. Learn about our events, stay up to date on education issues, express your concerns, and join us! Email us at info@ppshi.org for more information.

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Upcoming Events

Washington Middle School Transition Night

Understanding the transition between childhood and adulthood

05:00 PM
Washington Middle School
Waianae Intermediate School

Understanding the transition between childhood and adulthood THE ADOLESCENT BRAIN What’s going on in there?

5:00 pm
Waianae Intermediate School
Back To School!

It’s the time for the 2017-18 school year to begin. We hope you have had

8:00 am - 2:15 pm

PPSHI Board Meeting

  All members are welcome to attend our monthly meetings held at the University of

8:30am - 10:30am
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Transition Night Presentation at Pahoa High & Intermediate School

Open House Announcement 2017 Pahoa_PPS_8.17.17 Please join us at Pahoa High & Intermediate School for our

Pahoa High & Intermediate School Cafeteria
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Latest News

March Newsletter-
May 23, 2018 Posted by: Deborah Bond-Upson Posted in: Membership Updates

Dear Parents for Public Schools of Hawaii Members, In the wake of the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

SB 2922
March 1, 2018 Posted by: PPSHI Posted in: Membership Updates

February 27, 2018   Senate Committee on Judiciary                         

HB 2117
February 22, 2018 Posted by: PPSHI Posted in: Membership Updates

February 11, 2018 House Committee on Education Rep. Justin H. Woodson, Chair Rep. Sam Satoru Kong, Vice Chair Re: HB

Education Funding Bills failing to pass in 2017
June 21, 2017 Posted by: PPSHI Posted in: Education Issues

The bills, SB683 and SB686, to create an additional source of revenue for Hawaii Public Schools failed to pass this

Capital Improvement Projects Approved
June 21, 2017 Posted by: PPSHI Posted in: Education Issues

New construction funds for public schools were approved for the Department of Education to build a new East Kapolei Middle

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