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2.25.05
Society and Community:
Bridging the Digital Divide
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Educational Technology Resource Map

Familiarity with computers and the Internet is undoubtedly more important than ever to make it in the American educational system and the American workforce. Every state must now have an "Enhancing Education Through Technology" program as part of the No Child Left Behind Act. Some states have instituted innovative programs like Maine's laptop loans and many have special technology learning programs geared for adults.

Below is a state-by-state listing of education departments and their specialized technology programs for both adults and children. Use these state Web sites to find the names of your local officials and for information on school funding initiatives and programs for your area. We also have an additional list of groups dedicated to eradicating the digital divide.

No Child Left Behind puts increased emphasis on school performance on standardized tests in funding decisions. The Department of Education tracks this information in The Nation's Report Card. The map below links to your state's detailed results for fourth and eighth-grade students in math, reading, science and writing.




Alabama
Alabama Department of Education Technology Initiatives
Alabama Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: Alabama

Alaska
Alaska Education Technology
Alaska Department of Education and Early Development
Nation's Report Card: Alaska

Arkansas
Arkansas Educational Technology Plan
Arkansas Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: Arkansas

Arizona
Arizona Academic Achievement: Technology
Arizona Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: Arizona

California
California Center for Digital Education
California Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: California

Colorado
Colorado Technology in Education
Colorado Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: Colorado

Connecticut
Connecticut Technology Education
Connecticut Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: Connecticut

Washington, D.C.
District of Columbia Public Schools Instructional Technology
District of Columbia Public Schools
Nation's Report Card: District of Columbia

Delaware
Delaware Center for Educational Technology
Delaware Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: Delaware

Florida
Florida Department of Educational Technology
Florida Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: Florida

Georgia
Georgia Department of Education Information Technology
Georgia Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: Georgia

Hawaii
Hawai'i Department of Education: Leveraging Technology
Hawai'i Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: Hawai'i

Iowa
Iowa Department of Education Workforce Preparation
Iowa Department of Education

Idaho
Idaho Department of Education, Bureau of Technology Services
Idaho Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: Idaho

Illinois
Illinois Office of Career and Technological Education
Illinois State Board of Education
Nation's Report Card: Illinois

Indiana
Indiana Department of Education:Technology
Indiana Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: Indiana

Kansas
Technology Assistance for Kansas Educators
Kansas Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: Kansas

Kentucky
Kentucky Department of Education:Technology
Kentucky Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: Kentucky

Louisiana
Louisiana Center for Educational Technology
Louisiana Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: Louisiana

Massachusetts
Massachusetts Department of Educational Technology
Massachusetts Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: Massachusetts

Maryland
Maryland Department of Education: Information Technology
Maryland Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: Maryland

Maine
Maine Department of Educational Technology
Maine Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: Maine

Michigan
Michigan Department of Education: Technology
Michigan Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: Michigan

Minnesota
Minnesota Department Education: School Technology
Minnesota Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: Minnesota

Missouri
Missouri Department of Technology Education
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Nation's Report Card: Missouri

Mississippi
Mississippi Office of Educational Technology
Mississippi Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: Mississippi

Montana
Montana's Education Telecommunications Network
Montana Office of Public Instruction
Nation's Report Card: Montana

North Carolina
North Carolina Instructional Technology
Public Schools of North Carolina
Nation's Report Card: North Carolina

North Dakota
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, School Technology
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
Nation's Report Card: North Dakota

Nebraska
Nebraska Educational Technology Center
Nebraska Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: Nebraska

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Office of Educational Technology
New Hampshire Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: New Hampshire

New Jersey
New Jersey Ed Tech
New Jersey Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: New Jersey

New Mexico
New Mexico State Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: New Mexico

New York
New York Office of Technology Policy
New York State Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: New York

Nevada
Nevada Department of Education: Technology and Innovative Programs
Nevada Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: Nevada

Ohio
Ohio Technical Education
Ohio Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: Ohio

Oklahoma
Oklahoma Instructional Technology
Oklahoma State Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: Oklahoma

Oregon
Oregon Access
Oregon Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: Oregon

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Educational Technology
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: Pennsylvania

Rhode Island
Technology in Rhode Island Schools
Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Nation's Report Card: Rhode Island

South Carolina
South Carolina Office of Technology
South Carolina Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: South Carolina

South Dakota
South Dakota Office of Career and Technology Education
South Dakota Department of Education and Cultural Affairs
Nation's Report Card: South Dakota

Tennessee
Tennessee Department of Educational Technology
Tennessee Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: Tennessee

Texas
Texas Educational Technology
Texas Education Agency
Nation's Report Card: Texas

Utah
Utah Center for Technology Education
Utah State Office of Education
Nation's Report Card: Utah

Virginia
Virginia Office of Educational Technology
Virginia Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: Virginia

Vermont
Vermont Department of Educational Technology
Vermont Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: Vermont

Washington
Washington Education Technology
Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction
Nation's Report Card: Washington

Wisconsin
Wisconsin Instructional and Media Technology
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Nation's Report Card: Wisconsin

West Virginia
West Virginia Office of Technology
West Virginia Department of Education
Nation's Report Card: West Virginia

Wyoming
Wyoming Career, Technical and Distance Education
Education in Wyoming
Nation's Report Card: Wyoming

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