Cooling Our Schools

More classrooms will be cooler next year with the passage HB957. This bill allows the Department of Education to borrow $46 million interest-free from the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Loan Program to continue the expansion of the installation of energy efficiency...

2017 Legislator Survey

We appreciate the support from our legislators for public schools! Quality Public Education is essential to achieve equity and opportunity for all. We face special challenges in Hawai`i, here more families choose a private school than in any other state. So, we...
Ad slighting public schools is way off

Ad slighting public schools is way off

“We are dismayed that First Hawaiian chose to promote families going into debt to send their 5-year-olds to private elementary schools… A sad commentary on public education in our state.” Editorial in the Island Voices of the Star Advertiser By Lois...

HSTA Rally 2017

PPS – HI members joined about 6,000 teachers in rallying at the Hawaii State Capitol for higher pay and more teacher support. Board member Clare Hanusz and public school student Brennan Connolly gave a great speech, and our organization also went up to the...
Letter to the Governor

Letter to the Governor

February 13, 2017 The Honorable Governor David Y. Ige Governor, State of Hawai‘i Executive Chambers, State Capitol Honolulu, HI 96813 Dear Governor Ige: Parents for Public Schools of Hawai‘i (PPS Hawai‘i) is a 6-year-old 501c(3) non-profit, mostly volunteer...
Top Issues in Public Education in 2017

Top Issues in Public Education in 2017

In addition to listening and learning from the parents and staff that we meet in our programs, at PPS Hawaii we go one step further. We seek to engage parent and community members to join us in taking direct action to influence policy in schools and statewide. These...
Hawaii Education Blueprint Community Forums

Hawaii Education Blueprint Community Forums

Governor’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Team invites students, Teachers, Principals, Vice Principals, School Staff Members, Parents, Community Members, and all who are interested in supporting public education in Hawaii. The purpose of these community...
Children and Youth Day 2016

Children and Youth Day 2016

On Sunday, volunteers from CESA  joined PPS-HI board members at the Children and Youth Day event at the Hawaii State Capital. We collected responses for our 1000 Family Voices cards from parents, students, educators, and community members, and had coloring pages for...
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