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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.
The school pursues some simple strategies for getting kids to school: home visits, phones calls to parents, emergency supplies of clean clothes and rewards like extra recess.
Not only is there a racial disparity in suspensions, but the days lost to that punishment in the islands far exceed the national average, according to a new analysis.
As the number of new teachers coming out of local colleges declines, the state Department of Education hopes “teacher academies” and other strategies will ignite new interest in the profession.
The diversity of Hawaii’s public schools student population isn’t matched by the makeup of the state’s teachers.
DOE is partnering with a developer to help educators with down payments, but other states are going much further by building teacher housing.
Students at rural or lower-income schools are less likely to be taught by experienced, fully qualified teachers than elsewhere, DOE data shows.
Christina Kishimoto received a positive evaluation from the state Board of Education.
The Education Institute of Hawaii is trying to pressure the state into providing information for a financial database to shed light on school funding practices.