Four technology-specific initiatives totaling $134 million are among the many education programs still at risk as House and Senate lawmakers try to resolve their differences over 2004 spending.

Three of these four programs were preserved in the Senate's version of the education spending bill but were cut in the House version, which more closely follows President Bush's 2004 budget request.

The fourth program, Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3)--a $62.5 million effort that promotes partnerships between colleges of education and K-12 schools to help new teachers integrate technology into


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