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In his final State of the State address after two terms in office, Gov. Martin O'Malley focused on economic and health-care issues, but also pledged to help spearhead an effort to expand universal preschool education.
Saying he wants more high school students to complete computer science and information technology courses, Gov. Gary R. Herbert called for $4.5 million in new funds for science, technology, engineering, and math education.
Illinois needs a new "birth to 5" initiative that would provide more access to early-learning programs, connect expectant mothers with prenatal care, and expand home-visiting programs and community partnerships, Gov. Pat Quinn said in his State of the State speech.