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 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.
Most neighbor island schools will now start with all distance learning as HSTA pressures the administration.
Parents may have to sign off that they “voluntarily assume the risk” of their child contracting COVID-19 in the classroom.
University researchers have produced estimates, visualized by The New York Times, that show how school size relates to COVID-19 infection rates.
The modified start follows a strong union-led push to provide more time for more teacher training and preparation.
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.
The proposal still must be approved by the state Board of Education.
All three candidates to replace Councilman Joey Manahan have experience in government.
The state Department of Education is facing an $84 million budget hole in the coming year.