ERIC Number: EJ776108
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Diminishing Resources, Increased Demands: What Funding Trends Can Educators Expect for the Year Ahead?
Henke, Karen Greenwood
Technology & Learning, v26 n12 p2 Jul 2006
If necessity is the mother of invention, 2007 should be a banner year for K-12 educational technology. Deep cuts in federal dollars have reduced funds earmarked for technology while school districts face rising computing demands. From addressing No Child Left Behind testing requirements to dealing with the proliferation of student-owned devices, administrators are under pressure to do more with less. The good news is that new technologies and faster, cheaper, and more flexible applications may help innovative districts gain more access to the infrastructure already in place. As always, the onus will be on school leaders to make the case for continuing support for technology. In this article, the author explores the funding trends educators can expect for the year ahead.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Educational Change, School Districts, Technology Uses in Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001