State lawmakers may become the latest participants in Montgomery County’s contentious debate over later school start times. The Maryland House of Delegates is considering a bill that would establish a statewide task force to study a later start time for Maryland public schools. The bill has 20 sponsors from across the state.
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AP test scores rose in Montgomery County in 2012, with 75 percent of all exams receiving a 3 or above, according to statistics released by MCPS last week. County scores fared better than both statewide and nationwide scores, and county AP participation also increased. (continue reading...)
Hurricane Sandy has brought heavy rain and damaging wind to Bethesda and the entire northeastern United States, closing schools and the federal government for at least Monday and Tuesday. Residents have already reported thousands of power outages, with more expected over the next 24 hours.
Come July 1, we’ll say goodbye to county superintendent Jerry Weast, a MCPS icon during his 12 year term. Despite Weast’s successes, including his work to close the achievement gap, problems still pervade county schools. (continue reading...)
Senior Danny Parris won awards for his documentary “Cool and Composed” and his comedy “Closed Captions” at the 2011 Montgomery County Student Film Festival March 31. Documentarian Karen Whitehead and CW film critic Willie Waffle judged the competition. (continue reading...)