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Hawaii schools chief to attend White House summit

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HONOLULU (AP) - The Hawaii state Department of Education says it has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education as a national leader in digital learning.

Hawaii Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi will be attending the first-ever National Connected Superintendents Summit Wednesday at the White House.

The department says Matayoshi will be among the school chiefs recognized for helping districts transition to digital learning.

The 2013 state Legislature appropriated $8 million for a pilot program in eight schools to equip every student and teacher with a digital tablet and laptop.

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