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Jessica Terrell

HSTA Tax Hike Dies, Support Doesn’t Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HSTA Tax Hike Dies, Support Doesn’t

Teachers made a strong show of support at the Board of Education on Tuesday for their union's proposed education reforms.
Is Higher Education Less Valuable In Hawaii? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Is Higher Education Less Valuable In Hawaii?

Hawaii has more residents with college degrees than the U.S. average, but they don't seem to be earning as much money.
Hawaii State Lab Increases Zika Testing Abilities Hawaii Department of Health

Hawaii State Lab Increases Zika Testing Abilities

Hawaii has been helping process Zika testing for cases in American Samoa and the Marshall Islands.
$100,000 Salaries Mushroom At DOE In The Last 4 Years Cory Lum/Civil Beat

$100,000 Salaries Mushroom At DOE In The Last 4 Years

Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi is the highest-paid Hawaii Department of Education employee at $200,000. At the other end, office assistants start at $22,824.
Hawaii’s Cuts To Pest Control Have Allowed Dengue To Thrive Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Cuts To Pest Control Have Allowed Dengue To Thrive

The state aggressively attacked previous outbreaks of dengue fever that were quickly stopped but response efforts have been gutted.
DOE Struggles To Fill Positions That Serve Special Ed Students Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Struggles To Fill Positions That Serve Special Ed Students

One in three school psychologist positions and one in four speech pathologist positions are vacant within the Department of Education.
House Higher Ed Leader Takes Aim At UH Cory Lum/Civil Beat

House Higher Ed Leader Takes Aim At UH

The nearly two dozen bills introduced by Rep. Isaac Choy may be indicative of a larger sense of frustration with the university.
Governor Issues Emergency Proclamation In Fight Against Dengue Graham Snodgrass / Courtesy of Army Medical

Governor Issues Emergency Proclamation In Fight Against Dengue

The move allows the state to access more resources in the battle to contain the disease, of which there have been 255 identified cases on the Big Island.
Hawaii’s Charter School Overseers Are Feeling ‘Under Assault’ Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Charter School Overseers Are Feeling ‘Under Assault’

Amid complaints and the resignation of their director, Charter School Commission members face an uncertain future.
Embattled Leader of Charter School Oversight Agency To Resign

Embattled Leader of Charter School Oversight Agency To Resign

The relationship between the commission and charter school leaders has become increasingly contentious in the last year.
Hawaii Island Declares Dengue Emergency tonrulkens/Flickr

Hawaii Island Declares Dengue Emergency

UPDATED: The proclamation will help the county "stay ahead of the response," officials said.
Hawaii Teachers Kick Off ‘Do-Or-Die’ Campaign For Education Reform Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Teachers Kick Off ‘Do-Or-Die’ Campaign For Education Reform

Legislative proposals would dramatically change public education in Hawaii, but paying for them is a problem.