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Suevon Lee joined Honolulu Civil Beat as a reporter in June 2017.
She was previously based in Los Angeles, where she wrote for legal news wire Law360. She also served as editor-in-chief of former print culture magazine, KoreAm Journal.
She has also worked in New York, where she was a reporting intern for ProPublica and editor/reporter for an affiliate publication of the New York Law Journal. She has also spent time in Florida, covering courts for the Ocala Star-Banner.
Originally from the D.C. suburbs, Suevon graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in English. She holds a masters from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a master of studies in law from Yale Law School.
A 2017 law required schools give students a grace period before withholding meals for those behind in their payments.
During a series of DOE “listening sessions,” many teachers drew a connection between salaries and classroom conditions and Hawaii’s teacher shortage.
A three-year-old initiative to train highly qualified teachers in Hawaii isn’t seeing a high number of applications, despite a push to recruit new candidates.
A new state audit slams the Hawaii Department of Education for lax management of a decade-old law meant to lessen the financial burden of building new schools.
The state has the lowest teacher salary when adjusted for cost of living, according to the personal finance website.
The funds would help offset the added costs of operating a school outside the urban hub of Oahu, such as gas and mileage to cover travel for athletic events and field trips.
The”C-Base program,” which was a pathway to a community school diploma for non-traditional students, is being replaced by a program that focuses on work readiness.
A lack of programs throughout the state contributes to inability to participate in high-quality sports experiences for many kids.
The 2018-19 School Climate Survey from the Hawaii Department of Education shows a wide discrepancy in student safety responses among public high schools.
Landed is expanding in Hawaii to include employees in higher ed.
Several Hawaiian immersion schools are seeing a spike in interest this year from parents energized by opposition to construction of a telescope on Mauna Kea.