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July 15, 2012
15 Jul 2012

Social Studies Bill Becomes Law

On May 22, Governor Martin O’Malley signed into law a bill that addresses social studies as a Core Content Area and requires MSDE and local school systems to evaluate the time, staffing, resources, and emphasis the discipline receives throughout Maryland.

The law also restores the Government HSA, including a writing component. Further, it establishes a middle school social studies assessment. This new law became the focus of a front page article in The Baltimore Sun.