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UF and FSU Receive Grants to Train Math and Science Teachers

November 14th, 2007 by flanews

The University of Florida and Florida State University have received $5 million each to help train more math and science teachers. The money is coming from a combination of grants from ExxonMobils National Math and Science Institute and the Helios Foundation and state matching funds. FSU and UF and 10 other universities beat out 40 other universities for the NMSI money. The money will help with degree programs and scholarships.

We see science and math education as critical to our national competitiveness,” said University of Florida Provost Janie Fouke. “And our competitiveness of our high school graduates, compared to those of other industrialized nations, has been falling for several years. I think this is one of the most urgent in the United States right now

At Florida State, the new initiative will be called FSU Teach. At the University of Florida, it will be known as Florida Teach.

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