From the Department of Guarded Optimism:
Ed tech scores Senate victory. The House voted to zero out funding for educational technology, but the Senate Appropriations Committee has voted to restore it. It still has to go before the full Senate, and then to a conference committee, but this is a very good sign. If you have a Senator on the Appropriations Committee, thank them, and if your Senator isn't, this would be a good time to let them know how you feel about it.
And from the Department of Giving Credit Where It's Due, Kit Bond is on the Committee and voted to restore funding. It's a very unusual feeling, being grateful to Kit Bond, but, hey, he did good.