Schools tapped for math, science, tech initiative

Five local schools have been selected to participate in the 2008 Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative.

Smiths Station High School, Smiths Station Intermediate School, and Wacoochee Junior High School in Lee County, Phenix City Intermediate School in Phenix City and Russell Elementary School in Russell County will be provided for equipment and materials needed for hands-on activities in math and science classes.

Teachers at each of these schools will also attend training at a two-week Summer Institute at Auburn University.

AMSTI is a state-funded program through the Alabama State Department of Education designed to improve math and science teaching. It is delivered regionally through partnerships with local universities.

A total of 219 new schools have been selected to participate in the program this year.