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POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 14, 2014

~~<p>Educational technology can be one of the most equalizing forces in schools today, opening up a world of learning for students regardless of their physical location or financial status. Laptop computers or tablets with Internet access are standard equipment in many of the nation's best elementary and high schools, offering students a distinct advantage when they head to college, where technological aptitude is essential.</p>
<p>If Hawaii is serious about meeting its educational goals &mdash; and having 55 percent of working adults hold a two- or four-year college degree by 2025 is an important one &mdash; policymakers must recognize the fundamental role technology plays in 21st century schools.</p>
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Educational technology can be one of the most equalizing forces in schools today, opening up a world of learning for students regardless of their physical location or financial status. Laptop computers or tablets with Internet access are standard equipment in many of the nation's best elementary and high schools, offering students a distinct advantage when they head to college, where technological aptitude is essential.

If Hawaii is serious about meeting its educational goals — and having 55 percent of working adults hold a two- or four-year college degree by 2025 is an important one — policymakers must recognize the fundamental role technology plays in 21st century schools. Login for more...



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