Help Is on the Way

At the White House Science Fair this week, US President Barack Obama plans to announce a new initiative to help math and science teachers, reports the Associated Press. The upcoming budget proposed by the president will include $80 million for "a new Education Department competition to support math and science teacher preparation programs," AP says.

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