It's April, and the reports and studies about school technology are popping out like cherry blossoms. The research making news this month runs the gamut from funding to fretting: As the nation's schools gear up to spend some $8.45 billion on technology in this school year (see our Front Page lead story), some educators worry that all that technology will erode elementary education and spoil childhood ("Viewpoint," page 52).

Also on the Front Page, you'll read about a Boston College study of the relationship between technology and testing, and you'll learn of a program from the University of Illinois at Chicago


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