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.
The challenge of this year is reflected in new statewide data showing 20% of Hawaii’s students are at “high risk” for chronic absenteeism.
The issue drew heated discussion from some board members over the “optics” of leadership pay raises in the current economic climate.
The state Board of Education’s transition committee proposed filling the role on a temporary basis to allow more time to search for a permanent hire.
The 15-day program will be supported by federal stimulus funds intended to address pandemic learning loss among Hawaii’s disproportionately impacted youth.
The statement came after the governor didn’t submit enough nominees for consideration for upcoming vacancies.
Schools had to get creative to accommodate more in-person students while maintaining safety protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The changes varied school to school and island to island, based on a new report by the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools.
Researchers said Hawaiian, Pacific Islander and Black students were disproportionately cited for offenses like running away from home or truancy.
Some education insiders said while union opposition was damaging, it was not “as simple as unions throwing their weight around.”