Civil Beat Column


Chickens Have Feelings, Too. So Where Does That Leave Cockfighting? 4/2


This Is What It’s Like Training For How To Respond To A School Shooting 11/15

Why I Have A Pride Flag In My Classroom 6/26

New Contract Is A Much-Needed Win For Teachers But There’s More To Be Done 5/1

Teachers Aren’t Burned Out, They’re Being Hung Out To Dry 4/16

High Density Housing May Not Be Popular But The Alternative Is Worse 3/7

Hawaii’s Zoning Laws Are A Self-Inflicted Wound. It’s Hurting Our Housing 1/17


How Parades Can Help Us Reclaim Public Spaces 12/22

We Should Collaborate On A Plan For Public Education In Hawaii 11/16

Hawaii’s Public Schools Are More Innovative Than You Think 10/31

An Adult Tricycle May Seem A Little Goofy Until You Consider The Benefits 10/24

Bad Tourists Aren’t Going To Behave Better Just Because We Ask Them To 9/13

How A High School In California Could Be A Model For Hawaii 9/6

Resisting The Cynicism of Another Election 8/12

A Boxing Club For Troubled Youth Gets New Life In Kalihi 7/28

Kids And Teachers Love Summer Vacation, But Does It Make Sense? 7/1

We Don’t Know How To Talk About Education 5/2

There Are Many Reasons To Get Involved In Your Kid’s School 4/26

Don’t Get Rid Of Your Masks Just Yet 4/11

The Kids Aren’t All Right 4/5

How Hawaii Can Improve Teacher Effectiveness 3/16

Schools Don’t Cause Societal Tensions But They Can Address Them 2/28

Black History Is Hawaii’s History 2/7

I’m A Teacher And I’m A Babysitter. You’re Welcome 1/27

Hawaii Needs Substitute Teachers To Help With The Pandemic 1/10


Red Hill Should Change The Way We Think About The Military 12/19

If You Want To Improve Schools, Help Parents 11/23

It Will Take A Village To Help Hawaii’s Teachers 10/24

Forget TikTok, Let’s Talk About What Schools Should Be 10/12

This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things 9/13

More Money Is Not The Only Way We Can Help Teachers 8/30

Of Course Student-Athletes Should Have To Be Vaccinated 8/9

We Need To Take Wildlife Harassment More Seriously 7/19

Teachers, Don’t Be Shy About Talking To The Media 7/7

There Is No Right Way To Grade Students In A Pandemic 6/13

Healing Through Sports 5/26

The Dangers of Hawaii’s Warrior Spirit 5/17

Welcome to Hawaii. Now Pay Up 5/9

The Social Failures Behind the Death of Iremamber Sykap 4/14

To Test Or Not To Test 3/28

The Small Wonders of Knowing Your Home 3/14

The DOE Is Looking In The Wrong Places To Trim The Fat 2/26

The Closure Of Small Private Schools Is A Blow For Education In Hawaii 2/15

Max Holloway And Hawaii’s Brain Drain 1/29

What Hawaii Can Learn From The Trump Years 1/19


How We All Survived A Semester Of Zoom Classes 12/21

The End Of Distance Learning Is Near. Let’s Not Rush What Comes Next 12/4

Turning Outrage Into Action To Help End Homelessness 11/22

Learning To Talk About Politics from Middle School Students 11/15

How Do We Transform Hawaii’s Complicated Relationship With Tourists? 11/3

Why We Should All Mourn the Loss of SURFER Magazine 10/16

It’s Time For Some Kids To Start Learning In Person Again 10/2

COVID-19 Gives Us A Chance To Change How We Teach. Let’s Not Waste It 9/25

Making Sense Of Hawaii’s Lockdowns 9/11

This Troubling Distance Learning Program Tells Us A Lot About the DOE 8/30

Getting The Hang of Distance Learning 8/23

School Leaders Have Tough Decisions To Make. It’s Time To Quit Waffling 8/14

These Social Media Accounts Are Sharing A Dangerous Message 8/7

Turning Your Home Into A Classroom Is Not A Bad Thing 7/29

Why I’m Going Back To Teaching 7/22