The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has awarded $135 million in grants to train 400,000 new teachers in the use of technology in the classroom through a new grant program called Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology. The grants were announced just days before a new report from Market Data Retrieval pointed to a lack of teacher training as the key factor hindering use of technology in K-12 classrooms.

"We're making real progress in connecting our children to the future with computers and internet access," said Vice President Al Gore, who announced the grants Aug....

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