Alia Wong

$33M Released for UH Hilo College of Pharmacy Building UH Hilo

$33M Released for UH Hilo College of Pharmacy Building

The funding was key to securing accreditation for the college, which as been operating out of portables and at two off-campus locations.
UH Student Affairs Exec Recommended as Maui College Chancellor University of Hawaii

UH Student Affairs Exec Recommended as Maui College Chancellor

Lui Hokoana currently serves as vice chancellor for student affairs at UH West Oahu.
Is the DOE’s New Performance System Skewed Toward Elementary Schools? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Is the DOE’s New Performance System Skewed Toward Elementary Schools?

Not a single middle or high school performed well enough in the Strive HI accountability system to be eligible for cash rewards from the state.
Pahoa Charter School’s Fate Uncertain as Kilauea Lava Advances Toward Campus PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Pahoa Charter School’s Fate Uncertain as Kilauea Lava Advances Toward Campus

Hawaii Academy of Arts & Science sits directly in the lava flow’s path, while Kua O Ka La, a charter school closer to the coast, has rapidly lost students since Hurricane Iselle.

Teachers Union Axed Preschool Ballot Campaign to Avoid Breaking Hawaii Law Alia Wong/Civil Beat

Teachers Union Axed Preschool Ballot Campaign to Avoid Breaking Hawaii Law

The HSTA instead formed a separate "ballot issue committee" to campaign against a proposed constitutional amendment.
Former Judge Among New Picks for UH Board of Regents PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Former Judge Among New Picks for UH Board of Regents

Gov. Neil Abercrombie's nominations for the vacant regents seats also include a Kauai health officer, a former Hawaii County councilman and a field rep for Sen. Brian Schatz.
What Happened to the Hawaii Teachers Union Preschool Ballot Campaign? Alia Wong/Civil Beat

What Happened to the Hawaii Teachers Union Preschool Ballot Campaign?

The HSTA spent more than $142,000 on its campaign against the constitutional amendment for preschools — and then yanked its communications effort.
Aiona, Ige Largely Like-Minded on Needed Education Reform

Aiona, Ige Largely Like-Minded on Needed Education Reform

But the top Hawaii gubernatorial candidates disagree about giving public money to private preschools.
Study: Hawaii the 5th Worst State for Teachers PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Study: Hawaii the 5th Worst State for Teachers

The Aloha State ranked worst in the nation for average starting salaries and median annual salaries.
US Labor Dept Gives $10M to Hawaii Community Colleges PF Bentley/Civil Beat

US Labor Dept Gives $10M to Hawaii Community Colleges

The grants aim to support job training programs in the IT and health care industries.
New Disclosure Law No Problem For These UH Regents Applicants PF Bentley/Civil Beat

New Disclosure Law No Problem For These UH Regents Applicants

Despite a new law requiring public financial disclosures for more state board members, there seems to be no shortage of people interested in serving.
Lava Flow Threatens Pahoa Schools Tim Orr/USGS

Lava Flow Threatens Pahoa Schools

The Department of Education is preparing for the potential loss of Keonepoko Elementary School.