Alia Wong

DOE Looks to Strengthen Civics Education in Hawaii Classrooms Alia Wong/Civil Beat

DOE Looks to Strengthen Civics Education in Hawaii Classrooms

The state is proposing new guidelines for social studies classes that focus on civic engagement and critical thinking.
Lead Exposure Linked With Anxiety, Depression in Children Gustavo Madico/Flickr

Lead Exposure Linked With Anxiety, Depression in Children

The National Institutes of Health study, conducted among preschool children in China, focused on lower blood lead levels than previous studies.
Hawaii’s School Librarians: No Longer at a Campus Near You? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s School Librarians: No Longer at a Campus Near You?

A veteran of the trade laments the decline in librarians just when they're increasingly needed to help students master newly required skills.
Disclosure Bill Sparks Resignation of Two UH Regents PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Disclosure Bill Sparks Resignation of Two UH Regents

The regents cited a new law that would require them to make their financial interests public.
UH Faculty Union, State Agree to New Contract Alia Wong/Civil Beat

UH Faculty Union, State Agree to New Contract

Gov. Abercrombie touts his own good work in securing a deal long before it goes into effect.
Teacher Morale Emerges as an Issue in the Governor’s Race PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Teacher Morale Emerges as an Issue in the Governor’s Race

Hawaii's new evaluation system, which Gov. Neil Abercrombie endorsed, is undergoing major changes — but it's still causing distress among educators.
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.