For the first time since President George W. Bush released his education plan, "No Child Left Behind," in January, there are indications the Bush administration will not seek to merge the Federal Communications Commission's eRate program into a state-based block grant with other technology programs administered by the Department of Education.

In his testimony before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce March 7th, Education Secretary Roderick Paige said Bush would not try to change the structure of the eRate, despite the president's earlier statements to the contrary. Paige's announcement came during the question-and-answer


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