Writing by hand is slowly becoming an old-fashioned way of learning, and this is detrimental to the education of our students. In an age of rapid technological development, the value of pen and paper should not be forgotten.
The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Board of Education decided to do away with final exams in all high school courses beginning the 2016-2017 school year.
In response to feedback from school districts participating in this year's Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) testing, the PARCC governing board voted on May 20 to cut test length and simplify administrative procedures for the upcoming school year.
On March 30, the President of the Montgomery County Public Schools' (MCPS) Board of Education, Patricia O'Neill wrote an open letter to students, parents and teachers regarding the amount of testing occurring during the 2014-2015 school year.
PARCC testing may be over for now, but its effects were still apparent in the school as teachers rushed to make up missed class time and students felt the pressure to secure solid third-quarter grades.
As MCPS students prepare to vote on the nest Student Member of the Board (SMOB), we should consider the most important issues that will face them. In evaluating our choice for SMOB, we should consider how they will address the achievement gap, PARCC and other standardized testing, and communication between the SMOB and the student body.
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.
As Blair prepares for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) tests, Blair teachers expressed frustration and anger at a test they view as overly difficult, time-onsuming and representative of educational policies that delegitimize public education.
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