Thousands of Michigan teachers could get laptop computers and internet access after receiving technology training, under a $110 million proposal announced by Gov. John Engler in his State of the State address.

"Technology is evolving at blinding speeds," Engler told the legislature in his Jan. 19 address. "The question is: Are educators able to harness the information revolution for the benefit of our children?"

To prepare teachers to be confident with 21st century technology, Engler said, he wants to develop "a special technology curriculum for all teachers" to train...

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