May 5, 2005

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

  • Chart: Dividing the Pot
  • Table: Financing Educational Technology: Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader

  • 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.

  • Chart: NCLB Influence
  • Chart: Funding Crunch
  • Sidebar: Bush vs. Clinton

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

  • Chart: Funding for Equity
  • Sidebar: Cyber Schools' Status
  • Chart: Cyber Schools
  • Federal Role Seen Shifting: The leaders who steer federal decisions about school technology investments appear to be establishing new priorities.

  • Chart: NCLB Technology Funds
  • Sidebar: E-Rate: The Road Ahead
  • Chart: E-Rate Allocations

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

  • Chart: Updating Technology
  • Sidebar: Big-District Priorities
  • Chart: State Priorities
  • Tracking U.S. Trends: There is now almost no difference in the availability of Internet access between poor schools and wealthy ones.

  • Chart: Tech Savy
  • Chart: Narrowing the Gap
  • Chart: The New Frontier



    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