Plan to Zero Out U.S. Technology Grants Draws Fire

Trotter, Andrew
March 2006
Education Week;3/1/2006, Vol. 25 Issue 25, p10
This article reports that a $272 million program to help states and school districts use technology for education would be axed under U.S. President George W. Bush's fiscal 2007 budget, partly because the White House says it lacks rigorous data on its effectiveness. But education groups defending the Enhancing Education Through Technology program argue that the administration would get the information it needs, if only it would await the results of three ongoing federal studies costing millions of dollars. Created as part of the 4-year-old No Child Left Behind Act, the program distributes money both through a formula that favors disadvantaged students and through a competitive-grant process overseen by states.


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