Alia Wong

Parents to DOE: Why Aren’t We Being Told Sooner About Possible Child Abductions?

Parents to DOE: Why Aren’t We Being Told Sooner About Possible Child Abductions?

A recent incident on Maui has many parents concerned that the Department of Education is days late in letting families know there might be someone bothering children near their schools.
Big Bucks Going Into Preschool Ballot Initiative PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Big Bucks Going Into Preschool Ballot Initiative

The list of groups that have endorsed the constitutional amendment includes business coalitions, Native Hawaiian advocacy organizations and private tuition-based preschools.
UH Manoa Conducts First Massive Open Online Course Ozzzie/Flickr

UH Manoa Conducts First Massive Open Online Course

The course — Introduction to E-Learning — is offered in the College of Education.
$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.