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Jessica Terrell

U.S. Bids A Not-So-Fond Farewell To ‘No Child Left Behind’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

U.S. Bids A Not-So-Fond Farewell To ‘No Child Left Behind’

The new law replacing No Child Left Behind is being heralded as a return to local control; but in Hawaii, little may change.
Lawmakers Criticize University of Hawaii Budget, Maintenance PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Criticize University of Hawaii Budget, Maintenance

UH's deferred maintenance backlog is now $503 million — a displeasing figure to members of the House Committee on Higher Education.
State Homeless Coordinator: No Sweep Planned For The Harbor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Homeless Coordinator: No Sweep Planned For The Harbor

Scott Morishige says -- again -- that community dialogue will play a key role in developing plans for the state's largest homeless community.
Auditor Spotlights Financial And Oversight Problems At Charter Schools Halau Lokahi

Auditor Spotlights Financial And Oversight Problems At Charter Schools

The Charter School Commission was lax in monitoring the now-closed Halau Lokahi school, and possibly other schools, a report says.
Disagreements Over Charter School Oversight Coming To A Head PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Disagreements Over Charter School Oversight Coming To A Head

The Board of Education is embarking on a charter school listening tour, after complaints from charter school leaders about current oversight.
First Fear, Then Hope For The Harbor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

First Fear, Then Hope For The Harbor

People living in Hawaii's largest homeless encampment were afraid of a sweep last week, but an outpouring of community support is giving them hope for some very different kinds of change.
No Sweep Of The Harbor Planned, Says State Homeless Coordinator Cory Lum/Civil Beat

No Sweep Of The Harbor Planned, Says State Homeless Coordinator

Rumors are swirling, but Scott Morishige says any action on the state-owned land in Waianae would be based on input from the community and service providers.
‘Where’s Everybody Going To Go?’ Civil Beat

‘Where’s Everybody Going To Go?’

State and city officials are stepping up efforts to solve Hawaii's homeless crisis. The future of The Harbor is clearly on the table.
Ben: ‘It’s Not Really That Bad’

Ben: ‘It’s Not Really That Bad’

Ben Susa would like to leave The Harbor. But not without his loyal dog, Spice.
Charlene: Getting By One Day At A Time Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Charlene: Getting By One Day At A Time

Charlene and her mother became homeless a few years ago after her grandmother died and they lost their house.
Kids In The Harbor: Lessons From The Edge Of Life Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kids In The Harbor: Lessons From The Edge Of Life

Learning to survive in The Harbor involves a kind of independence and resourcefulness that mainstream children aren't exposed to.
Hannah: ‘I Know They Need Help’ Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Hannah: ‘I Know They Need Help’

Hannah has other places she could move to. She stays in The Harbor because she wants to make sure the rest of her family is OK.