Useful Links

PARENTS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS NATIONAL SITE

PPS-HI is a member of the National organization of Parents for Public Schools, which helps schools and parents build powerful alliances that improve results for schools and students.  Their goal is to strengthen public schools by engaging, educating, and mobilizing parents.

HE`E (HUI FOR EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION)

PPS-HI is an active member of HE`E (Hui for Excellence in Education), a statewide coalition of community and parent stakeholders committed to improving education. As a member, our board reviews and votes on HE`E proposals and responses and benefits from briefings from HE`E staff and members.

HAWAIIPUBLICSCHOOLS.ORG

The official website for the Hawaii State Department of Education provides a vast amount of information aimed for parents, students, teachers, and the general public. This Content Management Site offers everything about the Department’s Strategic Plan and Goals towards student learning, staff success, and successful systems of support. Parents will find resources, tools, and much more including an in depth look at standards and assessments.

HAWAII YOUTH SERVICES

This link goes to the search on the Hawaii Youth Services Directory. This is a searchable database of over 700 Youth services and programs

 

AfterSchool AllStars – Free Programs for Engagement After School

The after-school hours provide a uniquely creative and entrepreneurial time in the field of public education. By teaming up with principal and faculty at each site, we’re able to identify each student’s specific needs and tailor programming to supplement the existing efforts at school. Our Cornerstones lay the foundation for our unique, effective after-school programming. (check here to see if the program is offered at your student’s schools)

FREE Math Tutoring through the University of Hawaii Manoa

OLA hires UH Mānoa students to provide math tutoring to Hawaii students. Hawaii elementary, secondary, and community college students meet with University of Hawaii at Manoa undergraduates majoring in math and science to obtain free, one on one math tutoring within an online environment.

FREE Tutoring in Hawaiian Language

All tutoring services are free for any undergraduate or graduate student at UH Mānoa. We welcome appointments made in advance as well as walk-ins. Tutoring is offered at both of our offices, located at Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services, Room 104, and Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, Room 211.

PARENT EDUCATION PROGRAMS

A list from Hawaii Department of Human Services.

KIDS COUNT 2014 REPORT — ANNIE E. CASEY FOUNDATION

This report measures the well being of our children by 4 major factors — Economics, Education, Health, Community— with 16 subsets. States are compared in and factors are discussed.

NATIONAL PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)

As the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, National Parent Teacher Association® (PTA) provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child and the best tools to help their children be safe, healthy, and successful—in school and in life.

EDUCATION NATION 

An initiative by NBC News to engage the country in a solutions-focused conversation about the state of education in America. News, articles, school data, and resource links.

GREAT SCHOOLS

Find Your School.  Guide Your Child.  Improve Your School. GreatSchools is the country’s leading source of information on school performance. With listings of 200,000 public and private schools serving students from preschool through high school and more than 800,000 parent ratings and reviews

EDUCATION.COM

Thousands of fun and educational activities. Access to tens of thousands of current, credible, and easy to read articles. Video content offering everything from parenting advice to step-by-step activity instruction. A rich community that helps parents connect with each other and with leading experts. Qualitative and quantitative information on preschools, K-12 schools, and higher learning institutions.  

THE WHOLE CHILD

This group calls on educators, policymakers, business leaders, families, and community members to work together on a whole child approach to education.

KIDS COUNT DATA CENTER

Annie B. Casey Foundation collects and communicates data on kids health and education.

THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS

The U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences and the National Center for Education Statistics provides state, district and school information for the public- includes charts and comparisons.

CHILD TRENDS DATABANK

One-stop source for the latest national trends and research on over 100 key indicators of child and youth well-being.

THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention provides a “Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)  to monitor state by state profiles in alchohol, drugs, asthma, obesity and other risk factors.

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