Monday, September 10, 2007

Riley to host education leaders in Huntsville from 18 states

The AP reports today that Gov. Bob Riley will play host to leaders from 18 states today to discuss Alabama's efforts to improve math and science education.

Riley's office said the National Governor's Association chose Alabama as the host site because the state can model recent successes with the Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative, which The Star wrote about last week.

The state also received a grant for $13.2 million to improve math and science teaching and put more students in Advanced Placement courses.

An announcement from Riley said he chose to hold the meeting at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center "to highlight the need for all states to focus on math, science and technology."

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