Santa Cruz City Schools has connected all of its school sites to fiber-optic broadband networks. The capacity for connectivity speeds has been increased by at least 800 percent to benefit classroom teachers, librarians and other users, including students.

“This significant improvement in connectivity allows teachers to readily integrate web resources into daily instruction, bringing new, powerful learning opportunities for students,” said Kris Munro, Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services.

The improved broadband is of particular importance as the district prepares to administer the new California state tests of the Common Core curriculum, which will be administered online to students in grades 3-8 and 11 beginning this spring.

Read more of the district’s Press Release.