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Schools get connected

Planet Wire Report
Monday April 01, 2002

The Alameda County Office of Education announced this week that schools throughout the county now have direct access to the Internet, including access to resources from the University of California and the California State University systems. 

The gain is part of the Digital California Project, proposed by Gov. Gray Davis two years ago. The program provides $27 million a year to set up networking systems within school districts to benefit students. 

Using the network, students will be able to access resources that were once only available at university libraries.  

“Because of the Digital California Project, Alameda (County) students are combining education with interactive technology skill-sets that will prepare them for success in college and our technology-based real world,'” said county Superintendent Sheila Jordan.