President-elect Barack Obama shed more light on his economic recovery plan in a Jan. 8 speech at Virginia's George Mason University--and for education, the news is encouraging.

Equipping classrooms with modern technology to better prepare students for the jobs of the future is a key component of Obama's stimulus plan. And though the proposed dollar amount for this portion of the plan remains unclear, a leading educational technology advocacy group says the funding to support it could be disbursed through the federal Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) block-grant program.

In the interest of making America "strong and competitive in the 21st century,"


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