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Head Start is 50 years old this month, but the federal early-education program’s effectiveness and costs remain controversial among policymakers.
BALTIMORE - Maryland State Department of Education releases the results of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) today, and the scores are disappointing.
Since the mid-1900s, the SAT and ACT have been staples for many high school students’ college applications and two of the exams most accepted by a majority of schools as proof of classroom capabilities. However, data shows that the number of colleges requiring standardized testing from students is steadily dropping.
Immigration remains a popular debate topic on the political circuit, but social media conversations suggest that presidential hopefuls and the Latin-American community equally fail to identify with the Latino culture.
Baltimore City schools, which have also improved on some measures in recent years, are generally more dangerous for students than schools in the rest of the nation.
State officials turned the heat up on Baltimore County school officials last month after parents and students complained of the lack of air conditioning in around one-third of its schools.
PARCC testing results come out later this month and the state Department of Education says the results will serve as a new baseline for student assessment.
Maryland joined more than 42 million participants worldwide in The Great ShakeOut, a global earthquake drill designed to teach millions what to do in the event of an earthquake.