As the Maryland State Board of Education considers whether to overhaul its science-education standards, several local companies, plus larger organizations such as Google are supporting the effort to prepare more students for jobs in science, technology, engineering and math. "I think our companies know that in order for our young people to be successful in this competitive international economy, they have to be proficient in the language of that economy," June Streckfus, executive director of the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education, said.

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