Hawaii tops nation in school connectivity

Hawaii’s public school system is the top-ranked district in K-12 broadband connectivity in the United States, according to an annual report released by EducationSuperHighway, a nonprofit that focuses on Internet connectivity in the classrooms.

“It is imperative that we prepare our students for the advances in technology with the age of automation, robotics, nanotechnology and digital world so they can succeed in the global workforce of the future,” Kauai Complex-Area Superintendent Bill Arakaki said.

Arakaki is pleased with how well Kauai’s schools are doing in this field.

Hawaii is also the only state reporting 100 percent among school districts with sufficient Wi-Fi access to students in every classroom.

Hawaii’s national No. 1 ranking is based on 100 percent scores in each of the report’s four criteria: connectivity, fiber, Wi-Fi and affordability.

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The Garden Island

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