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The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) tests will begin at Blair in March. Courtesy of Arkansas Department of Education
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) tests will begin at Blair in March.

Donít walk in the PARCC

Common Core and PARCC will undermine education at Blair, Montgomery County and states across the U.S. In order to prevent such an educational fiasco, Maryland should drop out of the PARCC consortium.

Selma's snub: egregious, but unsurprising

In true Yeezus fashion, I feel I must make a controversial declaration: Hollywood does not like black people. The problems with diversity are not new to the film industry; they've been around since its inception in the early 20th century.

Op/Ed »

There's no I in 'measles'

Basic safety precautions should be taken to eliminate the spread of infectious, dangerous diseases.

The chance to grow up bilingual

With the exception of the few immersion programs available in the county, schools are making it more difficult for kids to become proficient in the language they're learning by waiting until middle school to introduce foreign languages into the curriculum.

Humor »

SCO snoWatch: January 26, 2015 (take two)

Yesterday's snowstorm left us less than enchanted and wetter than we'd like. Could its second leg give us the snow day we're after?

SCO snoWatch: January 26, 2015

How-ev-er, before the snow day comes the call, and before the call comes predictions. SCO, of course, is the most accurate predictor of snow days; so stick around for updates on whether we'll be having a snow day this Monday.