Last week, Civil Beat’s award-winning education reporter looked at three important K-12 school issues that could impact the way our keiki are educated for years to come. Alia Wong explored the debate over the constitutional amendment to allow public funds to be used for private preschool education, the lack of air conditioning in some of the state’s schools, and how changes to the kindergarten cut off age have prevented thousands of youngsters from starting school.

To explore these stories a little further, Wong joined Civil Beat political reporter and Pod Squad host Chad Blair and special guest Jim Shon of the Hawaii Educational Policy Center to decipher how these issues will affect students, parents, and the state’s education system.

Listen to the Pod Squad here and subscribe to it on iTunes or Stitcher. And for those of you who live in or near Manoa or Ewa Beach, we hope you’ll come out to one of our special Civil Cafes on how to improve education in Hawaii. Details on those events are available here.

Mike Webb produces Civil Beat’s podcast every week.

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