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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.

Hawaii Schools Will Offer Distance Learning Options But With Limited Resources Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Schools Will Offer Distance Learning Options But With Limited Resources

The state education department said it would also partner with complex areas that don’t have the resources to offer virtual programs at this time.

How Hawaii Schools Are Helping Kids Who Struggled During The Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

How Hawaii Schools Are Helping Kids Who Struggled During The Pandemic

Schools are implementing programs to foster “social and emotional well-being” in students as well as academic progress.

Hawaii School Board Says Families Should Have Distance Learning Option In The Fall Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii School Board Says Families Should Have Distance Learning Option In The Fall

Some parents are hesitant to send their kids back to the classroom without a vaccine available for younger students.

Outgoing Hawaii DOE Superintendent To Launch Equity-Focused Company Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Outgoing Hawaii DOE Superintendent To Launch Equity-Focused Company

A soft launch is to come in the next few weeks as Christina Kishimoto transitions out of her school leadership role.

A Local Hawaiian Studies Program Went Online And Its Popularity Soared On The Mainland Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

A Local Hawaiian Studies Program Went Online And Its Popularity Soared On The Mainland

The Windward Community College program’s success was largely due to Native Hawaiians eager for more connection with their homeland.

Hawaii Schools Not Lifting Mask Mandate Yet Despite New CDC Guidance Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Schools Not Lifting Mask Mandate Yet Despite New CDC Guidance

The new federal guidance urges schools to fully reopen by fall and suggests only unvaccinated students need to wear masks indoors.

Ke Kūkulu ʻAna I Moʻohaʻawina I Kahi Papa A I Kahi Papa April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Ke Kūkulu ʻAna I Moʻohaʻawina I Kahi Papa A I Kahi Papa

I ke kaulana ʻana aʻe o nā polokalamu kaiapuni ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, e mau ana naʻe ka pilikia o ka nele ʻana i moʻohaʻawina kūlike ʻole.

Hawaii’s Board Of Education Is In Limbo As Ige Stays Mum On Vacancies Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Hawaii’s Board Of Education Is In Limbo As Ige Stays Mum On Vacancies

The governor could appoint interim members to the board until they’re confirmed by the state Senate.

How Hawaii Schools Are Weaving Connections With Pacific Islander Students Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

How Hawaii Schools Are Weaving Connections With Pacific Islander Students

A new arts pilot program at two Honolulu-area middle schools demonstrates how cultural programming can foster better ties.