Five technology-specific programs totaling $144.5 million are among the 45 education programs scheduled for termination in President Bush's 2004 budget request, which he sent to Congress Feb. 3.

Bush's 2004 budget called for an overall increase of $2.4 billion in U.S. Department of Education (ED) funding, but at press time schools and colleges still were awaiting current-year funding as Congress continued to wrangle over the 2003 budget.

The president's FY 2004 budget would cut several technology-specific programs such as Community Technology Centers ($32.5 million), Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use

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