Governor Riley to Make Big Announcement

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Alabama Governor Bob Riley is set to make a big announcement on Thursday about funding for public schools.

Local teachers are anxiously awaiting the announcement.

A science student in Mr. Tolar's class at Dothan High is studying the anatomy of the human body.

He uses books and models but science teachers could use more money for additional teaching tools for the students.

Governor Riley will announce on Thursday that Alabama has received a highly competitive national grant for math and science education in Alabama Public Schools.

Mr. Tolar will put the money towards computer science labs and other lab equipment.

The unannounced grant is promised to be the largest private grant ever awarded to Alabama Public Schools.

Dothan math and science teachers and administrators are eager to hear the governor's announcement.

They are excited and hopeful it will mean more money for equipment in the classrooms.

Governor Riley is set to make the announcement Thursday morning at 10AM at the State Capitol in Montgomery.

News 4 will bring you the latest on the announcement on News 4 at noon.

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