Alia Wong

DOE Spent $26M on New Common Core Materials McGraw-Hill Education via YouTube

DOE Spent $26M on New Common Core Materials

The digital products come as a relief to some educators and a cause for consternation among others.
Kona Charter School Now Serving Universal Free Breakfast to Students Ilana M.E. Maxwell/SoulSightArtistry

Kona Charter School Now Serving Universal Free Breakfast to Students

Kona Pacific Public Charter School is the first public school in the state to provide USDA-approved breakfasts every day in the classroom to students, regardless of their ability to pay.
DOE Outsources Teacher Mentoring for $3.5 Million Hawaii Department of Education

DOE Outsources Teacher Mentoring for $3.5 Million

The state partnered with a national nonprofit, the New Teacher Center, in 2012, but some educators say the task is better handled locally.
UH President Wants Languages Dean as UH Manoa Interim Chancellor PF Bentley/Civil Beat

UH President Wants Languages Dean as UH Manoa Interim Chancellor

Robert Bley-Vroman is the dean of the College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature.
Teaching Force Becoming Less Stable, More Female, National Study Finds Hawaii Department of Education

Teaching Force Becoming Less Stable, More Female, National Study Finds

The report looks at seven trends that have driven the transformation of the teaching force since 2008.
Hawaii’s Primary Election Turnout Likely Near All-Time Low This Year Alia Wong/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Primary Election Turnout Likely Near All-Time Low This Year

Preliminary numbers show it to be about 41 percent of registered voters.
Iselle Fizzles After Hitting Big Island, But Julio Still on Its Way Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Iselle Fizzles After Hitting Big Island, But Julio Still on Its Way

Oahu escapes virtually unscathed as hurricane-turned-tropical storm ends up being a no-show.

Iselle Pummels Big Island, Toppling Trees, Power Lines Zoe Leonard/Sunbums

Iselle Pummels Big Island, Toppling Trees, Power Lines

But as of mid-day, the tropical storm had made little impact on other islands, including Oahu.

Hawaii DOE Facilities Executive to Resign Courtesy: DOE

Hawaii DOE Facilities Executive to Resign

Ray L'Heureux joined the DOE in 2012 in the midst of the department's school bus budget fiascos.