Ka'analike mana'o on Education in Hawai'i

He aupuni palapala ko'u; o ke kanaka pono 'oia ko'u kanaka 
(Mine is the kindgom of education; the righteous man is my man)

--Mary Kawena Pukui,  'Olelo No'eau: Hawaiian Proverbs & Poetical Sayings number

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State of Hawai'i 

Education in Hawai'i is the website to Education in the State that includes general education information, schools, and scholarship resources.

The 14-member Board of Education has the power to formulate policy and exercise control over the public school system and public library system.
Contact Information
(808) 586-3349
P.O. Box 2360
Honolulu, HI 96804

Department of Education is committed to a quality education for all of Hawaii's children, which began more than 160 years ago, when Hawaii's great monarch, King Kamehameha III, established a statewide public school system. 
Contact Information
(808) 586-3230
P.O. Box 2360
Honolulu, HI 96804

  • Hawaii Resources includes links to services for children and youth with disabilities.

Department of Education E-Academy provides relevant, meaningful course offerings to students interested in pursuing a career in the advanced technology, science & mathematics fields.
Contact Information
(808) 733-4777
Advanced Technology Research Branch
475 22nd Avenue Bldg 302 Room 211
Honolulu, HI 96816

Department of Education Arts in Education Program advances the goal of ensuring that the arts are integral to the education of every student in Hawai`i.
Contact Information
(808) 586-0768

Department of Education Homeschooling in the State of Hawaii states the administrative rules and guidelines for homeschooling. 

Accountability Resources Center Hawai'i provides educational assessment and accountability information for teachers, administrators, parents, policy makers, and the community at-large.
Contact Information
Evaluation Section
(808) 733-4008
 3633 Waialae Avenue, Bldg. C, Rm. C210
 Honolulu, HI 96816-3299

Hawaii Public Charter Schools is the list of the 27 Board of Education authorized Hawaii New Century Charter Schools.
Contact Information
(808) 586-3775
1111 Bishop Street, Suite 516
Honolulu, HI 96813

Hawaii Association of Independent Schools is an organization of private schools in the State of Hawaii.
Contact Information
(808) 973-1540
Ala Moana Pacific Center
1585 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 1212
Honolulu, HI 96814-4527

Hawaii Center for the Deaf and Blind serves students from all school districts who may be placed at the Center or in mainstreamed settings. The Center evaluates and serves deaf, hard-of-hearing, blind, partially-sighted and deaf-blind students who come from the various communities throughout the state.
Contact Information
(808) 733-4999
3440 Leahi Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815

Hawaii Educational Network Consortium 2006 consists of the  East-West Center, Hawaii Association of Independent Schools, Hawaii State Department of Education, and University of Hawaii to coordinate, facilitate and accelerate telecommunications technology in Hawaii's education and research communities.
Contact Information
(808) 956-2776
2532 Correa Road, Building 37
Honolulu, HI 96822

The Hawaii High School Athletic Association is exclusively dedicated to serve public and private high schools as they work cooperatively to support and promote athletics as part of the high school education program.
Contact Information
(808) 587-4495
P.O. Box 62029
Honolulu, HI 96839

Hawaii  Youth ChalleNGe Academy provides 16 to 18 year-old "at risk" youths a second chance to obtain their high school diploma and become productive citizens.
Contact Information
Department of Defense-Hawaii National Guard
Youth CHalleNGe Academy
(808) 673-7530
P.O. Box 75348
Kapolei, HI 96707-0348

University of Hawaii is composed of a major research university, two small baccalaureate campuses, seven community colleges and five education centers.

University of Hawaii College of Education provides innovative research, teaching, service, and leadership to the local community, the State, the Nation, and the world beyond.
Contact Information
(808) 956-8002
1776 University Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96822

Local Counties

City and County of Honolulu Kids World includes homework help, general help, English, social studies, geography, government and news, math, animals, science, environment, art, internet, and more kids links.

Maui County Youth Connections lists links to athletics, career and training, child care and preschool, education and literacy, leisure and recreation, mentoring, schools, nature and the environment, support services and transportation.

Kauai Education and Libraries is a link to the public and private schools, Kauai Community College, and the library system.


PowerReporting on Education is edited by Bill Dedman, a correspondent for The Boston Globe.

U.S. Department of Education was created to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation.

Students.gov is a comprehensive information portal to give college students, college-bound students, and their families easy access to the information and services they need from the U.S. Government and selected non-government web sites.

the Educator's Reference Desk provides resource collection (links to over 3000 resources on a variety of educational issues), lesson plans, and a question archive.
Contact Information
Information Institute of Syracuse

Education Resource Organizations Directory, produced by the U.S. Department of Education, is intended to help you identify and contact organizations that provide information and assistance on a broad range of education-related topics.

The Office of Special Education Programs is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.

FirstGov Education and Jobs is the official U.S. gateway connecting the world to all U.S. government information and services.
Contact Information
1 (800) FED INFO (1-800-333-4636)
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20405

Non-Profit Organizations

Hawaii State Teachers Association is the public school union created to make school a better place for teachers and students alike. Education is the fundamental foundation of our society.
Contact Information
(808) 833-2711
1200 Ala Kapuna St.
Honolulu, HI 96819

Hawaii Council on Economic Education is a statewide partnership of business, labor and education to promote and improve the teaching of economics in Hawai`iís public and private schools and increase the economic and financial literacy of Hawai`iís students and residents.
Contact Information
(808) 956-7009
2424 Maile Way, Room 540
Honolulu, HI 96822

National Education Association is the nation's leading organization committed to advancing the cause of public education.
Contact Information
1201 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-3290

Education Commission of the States provides information resources on early education, K-12, and post-secondary levels.
Contact Information
700 Broadway, #1200
Denver, CO 80203-3460

Good Beginnings Alliance, working in partnership with families, communities, policy makers, early childhood providers, and advocates to ensure that all of Hawai'iís keiki are safe, healthy and ready to succeed.
Contact Information
(808) 531-5502
33 South King Street, Suite 200
Honolulu, HI  96813

Pacific Resources for Education and Learning serves the educational community in the U.S.-affiliated Pacific islands, the continental United States, and countries throughout the world.
Contact Information
(808) 441-1300
900 Fort Street Mall, Suite 1300
Honolulu, HI 96813

Pacific Center for Advanced Technological Training, a consortium of University of Hawaii Community Colleges, develops and provides training in advanced technology applications that enhance economic and workforce development programs and initiatives in the State and the Pacific Rim.
Contact Information
(808) 845-9464
874 Dillingham Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96817

Universities in Hawaii

Brigham Young University is an undergraduate institution that educates students from Asia, the Pacific islands, the U.S., and other parts of the world.
Contact Information
(808) 293-3211
55-220 Kulanui Street
Laie, HI 96762

Hawaii Pacific University is a comprehensive university offering a number of unique experiences, events, and traditions.
Contact Information
(808) 544 - 0200
1164 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Hawaii Business College takes a unique, holistic approach to successful training by working with students to increase their marketability by stressing reliability, knowledge and good people skills.
Contact Information
(808) 524-4014
33 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Chaminade University undergraduate study is structured to practice in basic skills; liberal arts course work providing a general education; intensive study in a chosen field of concentration; and elective courses outside the major field to complement general and specialized knowledge.
Contact Information
3140 Waialae Avenue 
Honolulu, HI 96816-1578

TransPacific Hawaii College provides international students with the opportunity to earn an American Associate in Arts degree that prepares them to transfer to 4-year colleges and universities.

About this project, prepared by Diane Nakashima for the University of Hawaii at Manoa Communications Program, May 2005. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Diane. These links may become out-of-date before an opportunity to update. Revised 06/05/07.