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Obama at White House science fair announces plan to promote math, science teachers
White House

February, 2012

President Barack Obama called on Tuesday for millions of dollars in new funding to improve math and science education, an effort he said would be crucial to the nation’s long-term success.

Obama said his upcoming budget proposal, set to be released next week, would include a request for $80 million from Congress for a new Education Department competition to support math and science teacher preparation programs. Obama made a similar request to Congress last year but the measure didn’t pass.

Separately, he announced $22 million in investments from the private sector to support math and science efforts. Among the organizations committing fresh funding are Google and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Obama said a renewed focus on math and science education should be an American imperative.

Read more at  http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-at-white-house-science-fair-to-announce-plan-to-promote-math-science-teachers/2012/02/07/gIQAfYUEwQ_story.html



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