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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.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools in March, the Hawaii schools chief says 80% to 95% of students have “consistent access to education material.”
But the Board of Education scored the school chief poorly in areas like operations, resource and personnel management.
Two new boards members were confirmed by the full Senate Thursday, but the renomination of Kili Namauu has been stalled by the Senate Education Committee.
The schools superintendent said in-person instruction will be reserved for students who are struggling with virtual learning.
The superintendent also sent a message of thanks to the school community.
The results are based on 402 responses to a survey done by a Honolulu market research firm.
Superintendent Christina Kishimoto outlined some plans for federal stimulus money, including keeping salaries at current levels.
About 750 students still live on campus at the University of Hawaii Manoa. But most are being told to move out by May 16 even as the stay-at-home order makes it hard to find housing.
At least 100 private, licensed facilities have never closed since the pandemic, limiting care to children of essential workers.
Some schools are offering more financial aid to try and help families who are feeling the economic brunt of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Hawaii schools superintendent outlined some plans for a post-pandemic school system in a letter to Hawaii’s congressional delegation Monday.