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Ehlers Bill Wins Bipartisan Backing

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Science  04 Aug 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5480, pp. 713
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5480.713a

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A House panel has unanimously endorsed a major bipartisan initiative to improve math and science education in U.S. elementary and secondary schools. The bill would authorize nearly $100 million a year for several new programs to be run by the National Science Foundation, a sizable addition to its current $275 million budget for precollege education.