SACRAMENTO -- Nearly $27 million in grant money is available to California schools to improve their Internet connectivity in time for new Common Core computer tests next spring.
The state has set aside the money in a one-time Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Grant Program funded by Proposition 98, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Tuesday.
The K-12 High Speed Network will administer the grants, in consultation with the California Department of Education and the State Board of Education. Priority will be given to schools that would be unable to administer the new computer-based tests next spring without such funding.
More information about the program is available by visiting www.k12hsn.org/biig.