On May 29, 2018, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser published an article by Susan Essoyan on computer science education in Hawaii and quoted HawaiiKidsCAN Executive Director David Miyashiro:
“The thing that’s exciting is we’ve seen this collective recognition that computer science matters, these learning opportunities are important,” said David Miyashiro, founder and executive director of the nonprofit HawaiiKidsCAN. “We’ve seen a lot of the major power brokers in Hawaii all decide that, ‘Hey, we’re going to be pushing together in the same direction.’”
Legislators passed House Bill 2607 on May 1, providing $500,000 for teacher training in computer science and mandating that every public high school offer the subject by 2021. It is now before Gov. David Ige, who recently joined a national GovsForCS partnership.