Thursday, October 18, 2007

JSU science program included in federal budget

Sen. Richard Shelby's office announced this week that the Senate's Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations bill for 2008 includes $250,000 for the Science Education Initiative at Jacksonville State University.

It's one of a couple dozens items for Alabama included in the Senate version of the bill.

The initiative works with teachers on developing hands-on lessons in science that are less time-restrictive on the classroom schedule.

"As our nation becomes more and more dependent on new innovative technologies, we must provide students with the basic understanding of the amazing accomplishments that can be achieved through scientific discovery," Shelby said in the announcement. "I believe that Jacksonville State is well positioned to serve the needs of East Alabama's youth with cutting-edge, hands-on science programs."

1 comment:

Shafa said...

Mr. Ivey,

Fantastic job of blogging and reporting. Keep up the good work.

- T. Tidwell