At a time when aligning technology outcomes with student learning is more important than ever, funding for educational technology equipment and services remains constrained. According to Quality Education Data's "Technology Purchasing Forecast, 2003-2004," annual funding for instructional technology has decreased by $2.5 billion since 1998, to approximately $5.8 billion. While the most recent data show we are spending an average of $117 per K-12 student on technology, this is a decrease, in inflation-adjusted dollars, of more than 40 percent in five years. Studies and surveys conducted by the Rand Corporation, the Council of the Great City Schools, and the Integrated

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