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Grants kick-start Arizona effort to lift science, math skills

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[Source: The Arizona Republic] - About 75 business, government and education leaders met in Phoenix on Thursday to launch a statewide effort to boost science and math education and fuel Arizona's new economy, a move immediately backed by a $100,000 federal stimulus grant and a $500,000 private grant.

The initiative for improving Arizona's science, technology, education and math education is the "key to success in the 21st century," said Darcy Renfro, vice president and director of Science Foundation Arizona's STEM Initiative.

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