Community Collaborating
To Support Public Education


Our evening event, focused on the transition from elementary school, provides families and school staff an opportunity to discuss issues around the transition from elementary to intermediate or middle school. An ed psych professor describes adolescent developmental changes.
Topics covered include:

  • School Culture
  • Education Philosophy
  • Parent Concerns
  • Innovative School Programs

Parent Engagement

Parent Engagement at Hawai'i public schools
Speaking out for quality public schools is more complicated than ever before. Parents want to know about education standards, school accountability, school boards and testing.

PEP is a customized multi-day education opportunity that prepares parents to be knowledgeable education leaders. This year we are innovating with a distance learning program.


Hawai’i News Now on Our Tours

Working together with schools, our tours are designed to help families with children in 5th and 6th grade explore and learn about the public school options in their community.

Families hear about the school’s unique vision, the various programs and activities that may be offered, see, and sometimes hear examples of student’s work, meet and talk to staff, and visit the campus, classrooms, and facilities

About Parents for Public Schools of Hawaiʻi

With 1,000+ members statewide, we are a non-profit community organization dedicated to supporting and improving public education through family engagement.

We advocate for policies that increase educational opportunities for parents, families, and children. PPS-Hawai‘i is a member of the national organization, Parents for Public Schools Inc., which has established 17 chapters in 12 states.