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Preparing for the PARCC

TestingComputer W5This spring, students across Maryland are taking the PARCC state assessments, and school officials are hoping the results are better than in the past two years.

The PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) will be administered sometime between April 3 and June 9. Schools are given the leeway to administer the test anytime during that window.

8 tips for fitting private school in the family budget

PrivateSchoolBy Allison Eatough

With annual tuition reaching up to $25,000 or more a year, the cost of private school in Maryland can be intimidating — especially to parents who think they can't afford it.

"Families often look at the tuition and think, 'I could just as easily jump over the moon as I could afford this education,'" says Tim Fish, associate headmaster at McDonogh School, a private school in Owings Mills.

But don't let the initial sticker shock fool you. There are plenty of ways to make private school more affordable, Fish and other local private school leaders say. Families just need to know where to look.

"There is an element of sacrifice that is embedded," Fish says. "But I think it's incredibly worth it for the kids."

Here are eight tips for fitting private school in the family budget.

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