Florida's request for more than $7 million to help fund its educational computer system has been rejected by federal eRate authorities for a second time.

Because state funding runs out at the end of January, the state is going to have to scramble to find the money to keep the network running, the New York Times Regional Newspaper Group reported Nov. 26. The state has vowed to keep the program running.

If state lawmakers can't find other ways to pay for the network, Florida's school systems may be forced to


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