As stories throughout this month's issue of eSchool News make abundantly clear, recent challenges to federal funding programs threaten to diminish government resources for school technology.

For years, the federal government has vowed to help schools acquire and install big-ticket items like technology infrastructure. But some of what seemed to be the most promising federal funding sources for school technology now are under fire. The eRate program--a federal initiative to help schools and libraries connect to the internet--has been slashed. And right now Congress is considering legislation that would block schools that get what's...

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