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Test change will not live up to expectations

Test change will not live up to expectations

By Fiona Asbury, Opinions Editor

April 21, 2014

The HSA, the MSA, the SAT, the ACT and now the PARCC. The lives of students at CHS are cluttered with the acronyms of standardized testing. With the alphabet soup comes the inevitable doubt: How much is too much? Test after test, students’ patience is wearing thin. In a generation obsessed with gat...

State budget cuts may end HSA

By Elizabeth Chen, Circulation Manager Jessica Hirsch, Online Observations Editor

March 21, 2011

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley unveiled his new plan for the 2012 fiscal operating budget Jan. 21, proposing cuts of $1.9 million from the State Department of Education funding. If approved, this reduced budget would eliminate the American Government HSA as a Maryland high school graduation requirement. Although...

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