In one of the most vivid examples yet of how constricting state budgets have come to bear on school technology, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) on Sept. 4 announced a major reorganization that includes the elimination of at least 200 jobs and the liquidation of its educational technology division, long considered a national bellwether for school technology planning and programs.

The cuts seem to forebode difficult changes across the country as an economic downturn of historic proportions continues to take its toll on school technology spending from coast to coast.

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