Education Grants Announced

Lexington, KY – One, from the National Science Foundation, provides 12.5 million dollars to universities for research in biotechnology, nanotechnology and cyber-technology. The University of Kentucky will be one of the main beneficiaries along with the University of Louisville. Beshear calls the grants a welcome investment into Kentucky's future.

Beshear also announced today that the U-S Department of Education is providing 2.1 million dollars to Kentucky high schools to expand Advanced Placement Incentive programs which encourage students to take more challenging math, science, and English classes in preparation for college.

The D-O-E grant will add six more Kentucky high schools to the current 12 in the AdvanceKentucky Program, moving closer to the goal of 90 schools by 2012.