May 5, 2005
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Electronic Transfer: Economic and policy forces are moving educational technology dollars in new directions.
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.
• United States
• District of Columbia
• New Hampshire
• New Jersey
• New Mexico
• New York
• North Carolina
• North Dakota
• Rhode Island
• South Carolina
• South Dakota
• West Virginia
Sources for State of the States
- Elementary School Principal
- Baltimore Curriculum Project, Baltimore, Maryland
- Banneker Blake Academy for Arts and Sciences, Nationwide
- Spanish Teacher
- Erie High School, Erie, Colorado
- Portland Public Schools - Deputy Superintendent of Business & Operations
- Portland Public Schools, Portland, Oregon
- President - President Southern Association of Independent Schools
- SAIS, Norcross, Georgia