Hawaii State Senate Confirms its First Board of Education Members

HONOLULU- The State Senate today confirmed Hawaii’s first appointed Board of Education. The members were appointed by Governor Neil Abercrombie with the advise and consent of the Senate. Act 5, which was signed into law by the governor on March 14, 2011, gives the governor the authority to appoint nine members, which would consist of: one member from the county of Hawaii, one member from the county of Maui, one member from the county of…

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Transcript 01/07/2011-Twitter Town Hall on Appointed Board of Education Legislation

On Friday January 07, 2011, Senate Education Chair, Jill Tokuda, held a Twitter Town Hall, regarding the appointed Board of Education (BOE) Legislation. This event was created to pilot the use of social media as a tool to engage the public in the policy making process. A transcript of this event is included below. This transcript was retrieved from Senator Tokuda’s Twitter feed (@jilltokuda) and follows in descending chronological order, from the Senator’s opening to…

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What is a Twitter Town Hall?

A “Twitter Town Hall”, sometimes referred to as a “Twitterview”, utilizes Twitter, a popular micro blogging platform, to produce an informal virtual public town hall. Just like a traditional town hall, a Twitter Town Hall provides an informal public meeting space for citizens to voice their opinions, ask questions, and engage in open dialogue with their community government official(s). In this type of town hall both the constituent and government official are limited to short…

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Senate Education Chair to Hold a Twitter Town Hall on Appointed Board of Education Legislation

Senate Education Chair to Pilot Use of Social Media to Engage Public in Policy Making Honolulu- On Friday, January 07, 2011, Senate Education Committee Chairperson Jill Tokuda (Kaneohe, Kailua & Enchanted Lake) will host a Twitter Town Hall, where she will take questions and comments regarding the upcoming implementation legislation for the appointed Board of Education utilizing this 140-character “micro-blog”. Participants can tweet their questions and comments, and receive live answers via the Senator’s Twitter…

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