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New graduation requirements inflate coursework for already stressed students

New graduation requirements inflate coursework for already stressed students

Claire Redmer ’21

February 18, 2019


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As a student at Staples, I am in an environment in which striving to take the most intense classes possible is no rarity. This characteristic of the community has become especially noticeable during the time of choosing courses. Throughout the past week, I have heard many kids expressing their desire to...

Homework volume does not correlate with rigor

Homework volume does not correlate with rigor

Sophie Driscoll ’19

January 16, 2019


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At higher levels of certain courses, difficulty of content increases slightly but volume of homework increases dramatically. However, homework quantity does not correlate with academic rigor. Of course, some students override into high-level classes without the necessary  foundation for success...

U.S. Honors students partake in National History Day

U.S. Honors students partake in National History Day

Jenny Lupoff, Staff Writer

March 13, 2015


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Since the beginning of second semester, students in the U.S. History honors classes have been collaborating with their groupmates for the National History Day Contest, which will be held at the regional level on March 21 at Fairfield University. Each year, the grades 6-12 history contest revolves aro...

Administration debates class leveling system

Andrea Frost, Breaking News Editor

March 10, 2015


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Core classes at Staples High School are offered at various levels to appeal to the learning needs of all students. However, while physics has five different class levels — honors, A, B, AP physics B and AP Physics C — most Staples High School electives listed in the course catalog can only be taken...

Administration debates class leveling system

Andrea Frost, Breaking News Managing Editor

March 9, 2015


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Core classes at Staples High School are offered at various levels to appeal to the learning needs of all students. However, while physics has five different class levels — honors, A, B, AP physics B and AP Physics C — most Staples High School electives listed in the course catalog can only be taken...

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