Despite heavy investments in technology and efforts to narrow the digital divide, classroom technology is not used to its full potential because new teachers are unevenly prepared to use it, according to a survey released June 5 by the National School Boards Foundation.

"There's been a lot of progress, but there are still a lot of barriers," said Peter Grunwald, president of Grunwald Associates, the educational technology research and consulting firm that developed and managed the survey.

Forty-three percent of school leaders surveyed rate new teachers as only "average" when


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