Alia Wong

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.
UH Receives Unprecedented $40M Grant for Oceanography Research University of Hawaii

UH Receives Unprecedented $40M Grant for Oceanography Research

The Simons Foundation grant will allow the university an initiative to further understanding of microscopic organisms in the sea.
State Finds Some Good News in Latest Teen Behavior Report Alia Wong/Civil Beat

State Finds Some Good News in Latest Teen Behavior Report

Smoking, fighting and sexual activity decrease, but a new survey also shows students spend more idle time on the computer and have less protected sex.
UH Gets Federal $3M Grant for Hydrogen Energy Research PF Bentley/Civil Beat

UH Gets Federal $3M Grant for Hydrogen Energy Research

The grant is part of a nationwide initiative to market the alternative energy for less than $4 per gallon.
UH to Bob McDermott: ‘Pono Choices’ Isn’t Dead UH Center on Disability Studies

UH to Bob McDermott: ‘Pono Choices’ Isn’t Dead

The DOE announced major changes to the sex-ed program last week, prompting the state representative to declare it defunct.
Hawaii State Librarian to Retire Hawaii.gov

Hawaii State Librarian to Retire

Richard Burns has overseen the state's public libraries since 2008.
DOE Announces Big Changes to Teacher Evaluation System PF Bentley/Civil Beat

DOE Announces Big Changes to Teacher Evaluation System

The changes will reduce the burden of key requirements, such as classroom observations, and alter the role of the student surveys.
Student Loan Default Rampant at Some Hawaii College Campuses PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Student Loan Default Rampant at Some Hawaii College Campuses

Statewide, the default rate is less than the national average, but there are problems at some for-profit and two-year schools. Default consequences include steep collection fees, seizure of income and legal action.
DOE Forms Roundtable Amid Outcry from Retired Principals Alia Wong/Civil Beat

DOE Forms Roundtable Amid Outcry from Retired Principals

The 26-member roundtable is aimed at improving communication and getting better feedback from principals.
Former UH President Greenwood to Retire University of Hawaii

Former UH President Greenwood to Retire

M.R.C. Greenwood served as University of Hawaii president until she resigned last August and went on unpaid leave.