State Relations

December 12, 2006

Governor Announces Math and Science Initiative

Governor Gregoire plans to formally release her 2007-09 biennial budget proposal on Tuesday December 19.  During the next week, she will spend each day highlighting some of the most important aspects of her spending proposal.

Yesterday, she unveiled a $197 million math and science initiative at Garfield High School in Seattle.  Improving math and science education was a key strategy in her Washington Learns report.  Garfield High School was chosen as the site of the announcement because of an exciting new partnership in math education at the school between the UW College of Education, the UW Department of Mathematics and the Garfield High School math department.

Here’s a copy of the Governor’s press release unveiling her math and science education initiative.  On Thursday, the Governor will visit Spokane to talk about higher education.