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N.J. schools headed for cyberspace

Following California, New Jersey plans to introduce its public schools to cyberspace.

Following California schools into the future of cyberspace, New Jersey today announced a coalition to get public school students in the Garden State connected to the Net.

The NetDay NJ Coalition is being spearheaded by The Partnership for New Jersey, an association of state companies and non-profit organizations. The event is scheduled to take place in October and will attempt to put about 1,000 New Jersey schools online with donated equipment, software, and Intern connections from high-tech companies.

NetDay NJ is aimed at students in kindergarten through the 12th grade and seeks to repeat the success of NetDay 96, an event in March that hooked up 20 percent of California classrooms to the Internet with the sponsorship of the White House, technology companies, and 15,000 volunteers.

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