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Jessica Terrell

DOE Struggles To Fill Positions That Serve Special Ed Students Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Struggles To Fill Positions That Serve Special Ed Students

One in three school psychologist positions and one in four speech pathologist positions are vacant within the Department of Education.
House Higher Ed Leader Takes Aim At UH Cory Lum/Civil Beat

House Higher Ed Leader Takes Aim At UH

The nearly two dozen bills introduced by Rep. Isaac Choy may be indicative of a larger sense of frustration with the university.
Governor Issues Emergency Proclamation In Fight Against Dengue Graham Snodgrass / Courtesy of Army Medical

Governor Issues Emergency Proclamation In Fight Against Dengue

The move allows the state to access more resources in the battle to contain the disease, of which there have been 255 identified cases on the Big Island.
Hawaii’s Charter School Overseers Are Feeling ‘Under Assault’ Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Charter School Overseers Are Feeling ‘Under Assault’

Amid complaints and the resignation of their director, Charter School Commission members face an uncertain future.
Embattled Leader of Charter School Oversight Agency To Resign

Embattled Leader of Charter School Oversight Agency To Resign

The relationship between the commission and charter school leaders has become increasingly contentious in the last year.
Hawaii Island Declares Dengue Emergency tonrulkens/Flickr

Hawaii Island Declares Dengue Emergency

UPDATED: The proclamation will help the county "stay ahead of the response," officials said.
Hawaii Teachers Kick Off ‘Do-Or-Die’ Campaign For Education Reform Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Teachers Kick Off ‘Do-Or-Die’ Campaign For Education Reform

Legislative proposals would dramatically change public education in Hawaii, but paying for them is a problem.
Hawaii Grads Missing Out On College Grants Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Grads Missing Out On College Grants

Roughly 45 percent of high school grads didn't fill out an application for federal student aid in 2014.
Ige: Dengue Response Is Making State ‘Vulnerable In Other Places’ Cory Lum / Civil Beat

Ige: Dengue Response Is Making State ‘Vulnerable In Other Places’

The Hawaii Department of Health needs more resources if it ever needs to deal with disease outbreaks elsewhere in the state.
Living Hawaii: Can You Afford To Be A Teacher In The Islands? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: Can You Afford To Be A Teacher In The Islands?

The cost of living weighs so heavily on schoolteachers that many fear they will never get ahead if they stay here.
Zika Declared Global Health Emergency Graham Snodgrass / Courtesy of Army Medical

Zika Declared Global Health Emergency

The virus is suspected to cause birth defects and is spreading rapidly across Latin America.
Feds Say Hawaii Is Not Equipped To Deal With A Zika Outbreak Graham Snodgrass / Courtesy of Army Medical

Feds Say Hawaii Is Not Equipped To Deal With A Zika Outbreak

A widespread outbreak is unlikely in the islands, but "critical deficiencies" at the state Department of Health suggest possible challenges in responding should such an emergency arise.