As Congress begins debate this summer over a series of bills to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA), lawmakers will be asked to decide how much leadership the federal government should provide in making technology an important part of the teacher education process.

At issue, among other things, is the fate of a $62.5 million federal program that encourages partnerships between universities and K-12 schools to help new teachers integrate technology into their instruction.

A bill approved in mid-June by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce would sustain


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