Shifting Programs

A hearing held by the House of Representatives science committee earlier this week examined the Obama administration's plan to reorganize US science education programs, ScienceInsider reports. The reorganization would affect some 226 programs at a dozen agencies, consolidating them and moving them to under the aegis of just three agencies, the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and the Smithsonian.

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