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Taft To Propose New Math Program For Schools

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Gov. Bob Taft, who pushed a volunteer reading program in his first campaign for governor, was expected to announce a plan Tuesday to improve students' math skills.

Taft (pictured, above) planned to visit a suburban Columbus elementary school to discuss the math initiative, said Jeff Warner, a spokesman for South-Western City schools.

"I have the impression it's kind of like OhioReads but for math," Warner said, referring to Taft's 1999 program that recruits volunteer reading tutors.

Messages seeking details were left with Taft's office.

Taft, a Republican who took office in 1999, is running for his second four-year term as governor.

The $121 million OhioReads gives grants to schools and community groups to buy reading materials, run after-school, weekend and summer reading programs and coordinate programs that bring reading volunteers to schools.

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