Plan would provide every student with a computer

HONOLULU (AP) - The Department of Education is asking for $42 million over the next two years to provide every public school student with a computer.

Under the plan, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser says every public school student would get either a laptop or computer tablet. Teachers also would be trained on the devices.

The plan aims at standardizing curricula across the state, modernizing classroom instruction and phasing out printed textbooks. The funding request for the "1 to 1" program has been sent to the Governor's Office.

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