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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.
School officials and state board members got a deep look at statewide student performance, but some left wanting more.
Some Hawaii schools are working with community groups to make swim lessons more affordable and more widely available.
The results of the 2018-19 school climate survey by DOE were similar to the previous year’s results.
The results on the 2019 “Nation’s Report Card” showed little difference from the 2017 results.
Three of the state’s 15 complex area superintendents are leaving this school year. Many more school officials will soon be eligible to retire.
Education and business leaders recently came together to brainstorm how to fill companies’ needs with young people trained in Hawaii.
The Kauai Community College students earned second-place at a national entrepreneurship challenge.
Completion of a vocational education program was the only area where DOE students showed improvement in the 2018-19 school year.
The double-digit percentage pay increases are permissible under a UH policy giving discretion to the university president to elevate pay.
A 2017 law required schools give students a grace period before withholding meals for those behind in their payments.
During a series of DOE “listening sessions,” many teachers drew a connection between salaries and classroom conditions and Hawaii’s teacher shortage.
A three-year-old initiative to train highly qualified teachers in Hawaii isn’t seeing a high number of applications, despite a push to recruit new candidates.