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Battelle to provide $750,000 to enhance science education in Washington state

Funding will expand successful science reform effort to state high schools

January 12, 2007 Share This!

RICHLAND, Wash. – Battelle (operators of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for DOE) will give $750,000 to enhance science education in Washington state, with most of the money going to expand a program that has improved teaching and learning, and demonstrated an ability to help school districts raise test scores on the state's WASL science achievement test in lower grades.

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