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. The grants were announced just days before a new report from Market Data Retrieval (MDR) pointed to a lack of teacher training as the key factor hindering use of technology in K-12 classrooms.

The grants will build strong partnerships involving more than 1,350 entities, including universities, K-12 school districts, nonprofit organizations, and high-tech companies, to ensure that tomorrow's teachers will be as comfortable with a computer as they are with a chalkboard when they

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