Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Foundation’s Grant Gives a Push to Science and Math

By Tiffany Lankes
For years, betting on real estate and tourism to carry the local economy was not much of a gamble. But with a housing market decline and now an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, community and business leaders are pushing more math and science in schools to bolster a technically skilled work force that can prepare for jobs in industry and health care. About 9,000 students in Charlotte and Sarasota counties will have a chance to do internships, earn college scholarships and take more in-depth science classes thanks to a $2.5 million grant to area schools from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation.

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