MONTGOMERY — East Alabama schools will have to wait for a shot at applying for money from the largest private grant the state has ever received for K-12 education.
Gov. Bob Riley announced Thursday that over the next six years the state will receive up to $13.2 million from the National Math and Science Initiative to beef up its Advanced Placement programs in math, science and English.
Of 29 states that applied for the grant, Alabama was among seven states selected to receive funding starting this year.
Riley said the funding will expand the success the state has seen through programs such as the state’s AP Initiative, and the ACCESS distance learning programs, and ultimately make Alabama students more competitive.
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