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Policy News: House Statement on Math and Science Partnership Programs

The following policy update is excerpted from the American Institute of Physics Bulletin, FYI Number 49
May 14, 2007

"Concerns about duplication of effort have prompted the Bush Administration to press for a reduction of the National Science Foundation's Math and Science Partnership program because a program with the same name is administered by the Department of Education. During consideration of H.R. 1867, the National Science Foundation Authorization Act, Rep. Vern Ehlers (R-MI) offered an amendment expressing the Sense of the Congress on the two programs."

In support of NSF's MSP program, the amendement states: "these are two programs that happen to have the same names. They are very symbiotic. The discoveries out of the research at the National Science Foundation transfers directly over to the Department of Education, and is there applied to instructions in the classrooms and for teacher training programs."

The House adopted the amendment by a voice vote.

Rep. Ehlers' comments and the text of the amendment are available on AIP website...