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Monday, March 19, 2012

Equinox 2012 by CFT

Last August, I wrote a letter to the Massachusetts Commissioner of Education, Mitchell Chester, addressing the fact that the state MCAS tests were scheduled on the Spring Equinox and listing the many celebrations across cultures.  He wrote me back and said the the "Department is in the process of revising the testing calendar for the 2012-2013 school year, in order to avoid scheduling a prescribed testing date on the 2013 Equinox.  In addition, we have arranged for the Department to include Equinoxes and Solstices on the list of major religious holidays posted on our website beginning this upcoming school year."  Though, they weren't changing this year's dates.