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Neither the Hawaii Department of Education nor the University of Hawaii are considering outright bans on ChatGPT, but educators are waiting for more professional development or guidance how to use it.
Electric motor coaches are taking to the streets in Hawaii and California. Roberts Hawaii, a tour bus company in the Aloha State, has become the first electric fleet of its kind in the United States.
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Among the education-related bills signed by Hawaii Gov. Josh Green this week was HB503, which calls upon the state board of education to assess when, and whether, to make computer science a graduation requirement.
The Hawaii Legislature appropriated $50 million in its recently passed state budget bill to begin building a 243-acre First Responder Technology Campus on Oahu. The effort has raised concerns about legislative transparency.
Michael Otsuji, who has worked for various state departments in the past 40 years, will lead the Office of Information Technology Services starting next month. Former interim IT leader Christine Shaw will be his executive assistant.
Plus, a new report looks at what digital inclusion efforts are lacking, a pair of organizations are partnering to promote broadband careers to students and more.
Lawmakers across the country are increasingly turning their attention to the quickly evolving landscape of artificial intelligence and cybersecurity. In this piece we run down some of the bills being considered in this space.
Proposed legislation would ask the Hawaii Department of Education to assess the need and implications of making computer science a graduation requirement, amid concerns that students need more education in the subject.