Over the next five years, the Clinton Administration wants the federal focus to shift from helping schools get technology to helping them implement it. That was the message in the administration's proposal to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the government's single largest investment in K-12 education, which was sent to Congress May 21.

The proposal, called the "Educational Excellence for All Children Act of 1999," sets out the administration's new goals in helping to spur educational reform. ESEA must be reauthorized by Congress every five years.

The new proposal is a long way from becoming official policy. It's likely


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