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Education Groups Launch Technology-Mentoring Effort

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Responding to President Clinton's challenge to equip every classroom with computers, a coalition of 11 education organizations last week launched a technology mentoring program for teachers.

The president announced the "21st-century teachers" program at a White House ceremony honoring this year's exemplary "Blue Ribbon Schools."

"This fall, these groups will mobilize 100,000 teachers to teach 500,000 other teachers how to teach using computers, software, and networks," Mr. Clinton said.

"When they are done," he added, "we will have a half-million more teachers who are computer and technology literate, and an infinite number of new learning opportunities."

Among the sponsoring groups are the National PTA, the two national teachers' unions, and organizations representing school boards, state school chiefs, principals, and community colleges.

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