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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.

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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.

Am I Charlie?

In the field of political satire there is an implicit barrier between satire and browbeating, between free speech and libelous hate: a barrier that Hebdo crossed a long time ago.

Flipping the classroom on its head

So how do we make sure that students know 100 percent of the foundation of a subject and 100 percent of all the concepts after? By flipping the lecture-test model of schooling on its head.

Shoveling out more snow days

While this law is a valiant effort in ensuring adequate learning time for students, it ultimately prevents MCPS from using a more effective calendar that does not rely so much on makeup days.
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