Educational technology leaders are applauding yesterday's decision by a Senate subcommittee to provide $425 million in funding for the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) federal block-grant program next year.

The decision, which still must pass the full appropriations committee before reaching the Senate floor, nevertheless gives ed-tech advocates a reason to cheer. Just a few months ago, it looked as if the program would be cut entirely from next year's budget (see "Ed-tech funding in jeopardy"). Now, it appears the momentum in Congress has changed.

In February, the Bush administration eliminated EETT as


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