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Texas--the National Math and Science Initiative, whose goal is to foster the next generation of scientists and engineers.

TEXAS -- The National Math and Science Initiative, whose goal is to foster the next generation of scientists and engineers, was launched in March by leaders in the education community and ExxonMobil with $125 million in initial support from that corporation. Based in Dallas, the nonprofit initiative seeks to improve U.S. global competitiveness by expanding two programs that have proven successful in Texas schools. This fall, it will award grants in up to 10 states for training and incentive programs for Advanced Placement (AP) and pre-AP courses, and up to 10 colleges and universities for the replication of the UTeach program, which encourages math and science majors to enter the teaching profession. Within five years, the initiative plans to expand these programs to 150 school districts in 20 states and to more than 50 campuses nationwide.
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Title Annotation:AROUND THE COUNTRY; Exxon Mobil Corp.
Publication:The Achiever
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U7TX
Date:May 1, 2007
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