Alia Wong

Hawaii Teacher Fellows Selected to Voice Common Core Concerns

Hawaii Teacher Fellows Selected to Voice Common Core Concerns

The 17 educators will engage with the community and collect input from their colleagues to present to the DOE.
Honolulu Ethics Commission Reaffirms Independence From City PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Honolulu Ethics Commission Reaffirms Independence From City

A letter asks the Caldwell administration to stop undermining the commission's efforts to ferret out government corruption.
U.S. Students Surpass Their Peers — in Sleepiness Pink Sherbert Photography/Flickr

U.S. Students Surpass Their Peers — in Sleepiness

Research shows that sleepiness hampers academic performance.
Hawaii Is Out of Compliance With Federal Special Education Law Alia Wong/Civil Beat

Hawaii Is Out of Compliance With Federal Special Education Law

The U.S. Department of Education's new grading system has put 32 states out of compliance, up from nine last year.
Still No Relief for Hawaii’s Most Overheated Classrooms Alia Wong/Civil Beat

Still No Relief for Hawaii’s Most Overheated Classrooms

'We're baking our children," says a teacher at one of the schools where complaints about the heat are rising.
Quiz: Is the Cost of Attending UH a Problem? Civil Beat file photo

Quiz: Is the Cost of Attending UH a Problem?

The Hawaii Educational Policy Center tests your knowledge about the cost of UH.
SCOTUS Rules in Favor of College Staffer Who Got Fired for Testimony Flickr

SCOTUS Rules in Favor of College Staffer Who Got Fired for Testimony

The Central Alabama Community College employee had been subpoenaed to testify against a corrupt state legislator.
Commission Requires Leadership Overhaul at Indebted Charter School PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Commission Requires Leadership Overhaul at Indebted Charter School

Halau Lokahi was on the brink of closure after growing debt forced it to stop paying its teachers.
School Board Raises Superintendent’s Salary to $200K

School Board Raises Superintendent’s Salary to $200K

Other executives got raises, too, including the deputy superintendent.