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Suevon Lee

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.

You can reach Suevon via email at slee@civilbeat.org or follow her on Twitter at @suevlee.

Instructors For Hire: How The Pandemic Is Fueling A New Side Business Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Instructors For Hire: How The Pandemic Is Fueling A New Side Business

The pandemic is allowing private instructors to offer small group lessons to parents who are wary of children returning to school campuses — and who can afford it.

DOE Announces 13 Cases Of COVID-19 In Schools On Oahu, Kauai Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Announces 13 Cases Of COVID-19 In Schools On Oahu, Kauai

Most neighbor island schools will now start with all distance learning as HSTA pressures the administration.

Private Schools Debate Requiring Waivers For Students To Return Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Private Schools Debate Requiring Waivers For Students To Return

Parents may have to sign off that they “voluntarily assume the risk” of their child contracting COVID-19 in the classroom.

New Projections Show Risk Of Infected Students At School Screenshot

New Projections Show Risk Of Infected Students At School

University researchers have produced estimates, visualized by The New York Times, that show how school size relates to COVID-19 infection rates.

Hawaii Board of Education Approves Delay To New School Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Board of Education Approves Delay To New School Year

The modified start follows a strong union-led push to provide more time for more teacher training and preparation.

Education Spending Drives Races For Hawaii Legislature Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

Education Spending Drives Races For Hawaii Legislature

The pandemic is spurring candidates to focus on how the Legislature and DOE will use limited funding for safety measures and access to distance learning.

HSTA, DOE Strike Deal To Push Back Start Of New School Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HSTA, DOE Strike Deal To Push Back Start Of New School Year

The proposal still must be approved by the state Board of Education.

Candidates In District 7 Race Tout Community Ties To Kalihi Danny de Gracia/Civil Beat

Candidates In District 7 Race Tout Community Ties To Kalihi

All three candidates to replace Councilman Joey Manahan have experience in government.

Some Hawaii Teachers Will Still Get An Extra Pay Boost Despite Looming Budget Cuts Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Some Hawaii Teachers Will Still Get An Extra Pay Boost Despite Looming Budget Cuts

The state Department of Education is facing an $84 million budget hole in the coming year.