As reported in the Baltimore Sun, students across Maryland would see revamped science classes under curriculum standards the state school board will consider Tuesday — part of a broader effort to improve student performance in science, technology, engineering and math. As described by the Sun,
In Maryland, an effort to improve STEM education began in 2009. A state task force recommended curriculum changes, internship opportunities and teacher professional development to help meet a goal of increasing the pool of STEM college graduates. Representatives from companies such as Lockheed Martin and Apple worked with educators on the task force.
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