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

Towards 2020-2030: 5 Promises Workshop for Equity and Excellence in Public Education

Join Us Online: To Discuss and Comment on the "5 Promises" Strategic Plan

online- join by computer or smartphone
Kailua Intermediate School Transition Night

the Kailua Intermediate School Library
December PPSHI Board Meeting

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


Jarrett Middle School Tour

8:15 a.m.

Visit King Intermediate School!

King Intermediate School
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Latest News

2018 Education Funding Ballot Measure
July 3, 2018 Posted by: Deborah Bond-Upson Posted in: Uncategorized

The lack of reliable and adequate funding to best serve our keiki and to attract and retain great teachers is

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

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: Uncategorized

February 27, 2018   Senate Committee on Judiciary                         

HB 2117
February 22, 2018 Posted by: PPSHI Posted in: Uncategorized

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: Uncategorized

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

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