Hawaii schools selected for digital pilot program

HONOLULU (AP) - The Hawaii Department of Education has selected eight schools to participate in a pilot program that will equip every student and teacher with a digital tablet and laptop.

The pilot program is for implementation of new learning standards for English language arts and math, known as Common Core State Standards.

4 of the schools are in Nanakuli, two in Mililani, one in Moanalua and two are on the Big Island.

After some teacher training on the new curriculum and Google Apps for Education, Keaau and Pahoa elementary schools will be the first to receive their devices in the first semester of the upcoming school year. The remaining schools will receive their devices in early 2014.

The 2013 Legislature appropriated $8 million for the pilot program.

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