As school leaders nationwide try to understand what President Bush's slimmed-down 2006 education budget--which includes the proposed elimination of the $500 million Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) block-grant program--might mean for their schools, educators in the president's home state of Texas warn the cuts, if enacted, could spell trouble for a number of ambitious school technology experiments currently under way in the Lone Star State.

Tops on the list of endangered programs is the Technology Immersion Pilot, or TIP, a massive, $14.5 million initiative rolled out in 23 school districts across the state to study the impact...

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