All Maryland high school graduates would be prepared for college-level math and science courses, and the state's universities would triple their production of teachers in those fields, under a five-year, $72 million plan unveiled Aug. 6 by a state task force appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley, reports the Baltimore Sun. The plan also calls for a 40-percent increase in the number of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) graduates produced by state universities and for a sweeping effort to convert research and development into job-producing industry. "Our goal should be to make Maryland no less than the Silicon Valley of...

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