During the first two fiscal years in which the National Defense Education Act has been in effect the nation's public elementary and secondary schools have received more than $108 million (half being federal funds) to improve the teaching of science and mathematics. According to an announcement by the US Office of Education, the various states have approved 56 545 projects involving science and mathematics under the provisions of Title III of the Act. These projects have ranged in cost from less than $100 to more than $50 000 and have included minor remodeling of 6211 classrooms and laboratories as well as the purchase of laboratory equipment and instructional aids.

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