May 5, 2005

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Electronic Transfer: Economic and policy forces are moving educational technology dollars in new directions.

FEATURE STORIES
NCLB Focuses on Data Tools: The demands of the No Child Left Behind Act are spurring states to invest in data-management technologies.

State Support Varies Widely: As states struggle with budget deficits, they try a mix of funding approaches to pay for educational technology programs.

Federal Role Seen Shifting: The leaders who steer federal decisions about school technology investments appear to be establishing new priorities.

Schools Eye Future Costs: Educators are using a business concept called "total cost ownership" to forcast the cost of technology.

Tracking U.S. Trends: There is now almost no difference in the availability of Internet access between poor schools and wealthy ones.

STATE DATA TABLES
Education Week examines how states fare on access, capacity, and use of technology.

• Technology Leaders (Ranking the States) Excel | PDF

• Access to Technology Excel | PDF

• Capacity to Use Technology Excel | PDF

• Use of Technology Excel | PDF

Sources and Notes for State Data Tables

• Map: Individual State Data

STATE SNAPSHOTS

United States
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Sources for State of the States

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