On May 3, 2006 Tom Luce, Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation, and Policy for the U.S. Department of Education hosted a conference call to outline guidelines for new Academic Competitiveness Grants and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (SMART) Grants. These new grants encourage students to take more challenging courses during high school and to pursue college degrees in areas of high demand in the global economy.
A replay of the conference call is available until 1 p.m. Arizona Time, May 10. The call-in number is 866-470-7046. Click here for fact sheet and other background material.