Companies back STEM efforts as Maryland seeks to revamp science education

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Students across Maryland would see revamped science classes under curriculum standards the state school board will consider Tuesday — part of a broader effort by educators, researchers and businesses to kindle innovation in children well before they enter the workforce.

The proposal seeks to turn school science into a reflection of real science by emphasizing the process of discovery and encouraging students to ask questions, rather than requiring them to memorize facts. Maryland was one of 26 states that helped several science and education groups write the standards.

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