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Delaney Hosts Forum on Identity Theft

Erring on the side of caution and spreading awareness are powerful tools to reducing one’s vulnerability to identity theft, said Sgt. Gary Mounts, Maryland Police Assistant Commander of…

Youths Talk Social Justice at Executive’s Forum

Youths Talk Social Justice at Executive’s Forum

At a youth forum for racial and social justice organized by County Executive Leggett last Wednesday afternoon, minority students voiced their frustration with bullying, discrimination, and resource disparities…

ESPN Sports Analysts, US Senators, and Award-winning Novelists to Address MCPS Seniors

More than thirty speakers will deliver keynote addresses at graduation ceremonies for over 10,000 MCPS seniors. These graduation ceremonies take place from May 22nd to June 11th .…

Parallel Parking No Longer Needed for Driver’s License

Earlier this week, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration announced that parallel parking will no longer be a required maneuver for the Driver’s License test. However, the maneuver will…

MCPS

MCPS Employee Code of Conduct Prohibits Social Media Connections with Students

The Code of Conduct for MCPS employees this year include a provision against social media connections with students, according to MCPS spokesperson Dana Tofig. Though MCPS always had…

Outgoing MCR President Brings Stronger Student Voice to BOE

Outgoing MCR President Brings Stronger Student Voice to BOE

Outgoing MCR-SGA President Richard Yarrow brought a stronger student voice to the Board of Education. Yarrow also saw the introduction of students to the MCPS Operating Budget workgroup,…

Board Approves Budget with an Elimination of 380 Staff Positions

On June 16, the Board discussed and approved the 2016 Operating Budget. Part of that dialogue and process involved listening to recommendations from county leaders. Recently, interim superintendent…

Bowers Named Interim Superintendent with Search Delayed

The Montgomery County Board of Education has named Larry Bowers interim superintendent for the next school-year. Bowers, MCPS’ former long-time Chief Operating Officer, filled in as interim superintendent…

After being Tapped, Houlihan Withdraws from Bid for MCPS Superintendent

In the wake of an unanticipated announcement by Board President Patricia O’Neill last Thursday identifying Andrew Houlihan, current Chief Academic Officer at Houston Independent School District, as the…

Chief Academic Officer from Houston Identified as “Preferred Candidate” for MCPS Superintendent

Chief Academic Officer from Houston Identified as “Preferred Candidate” for MCPS Superintendent

The Montgomery County Board of Education has identified Andrew Houlihan as the forerunner candidate for the next Superintendent of Schools, according to an official statement that Board President…

Arts and Culture

[Review] Maryland Day 2015 Brings Together University and Community

[Review] Maryland Day 2015 Brings Together University and Community

After visiting the lively and spirited campus of the University of Maryland (UMD), I acquired a sense of what Maryland Day was about, and what the school really…

MCPS Students Star in Young Artist Award Competition

Dedicated teenage musicians from all over the county auditioned privately in front of four judges in Gaithersburg in February, all striving for the top awards in one of…

Women’s History Month Events and Commemorations

Women’s History Month Events and Commemorations

Deemed Women’s History Month, March is used to highlight the progress and achievements of women throughout history, and today. Both men and women of all ages come together…

[Review] Black History Month Events in MoCo

February is the month to commemorate the inspirational and influential faces of black history. Maryland fosters great African American Heritage, priding itself on its deep connection to some of…

Politics

Delaney Hosts Workshop on Climate Action

Delaney Hosts Workshop on Climate Action

Future generations will judge us positively or harshly depending on our actions to mitigate climate change, stated Congressman Delaney (D-MD6) at…

Delaney Co-Sponsors National Anti-discrimination Measure for LGBT Americans

Congressman John Delaney (D-MD6) is an original cosponsor of the Equality Act, a national measure introduced in Congress this past Thursday…

Mikulski’s Retirement Sparks Shifts in Political Leadership

On Mar. 2, Senator Barbara Mikulski announced her plans to retire at the end of her fifth term. This came as…

Opinions

Skimming the Surface: the Merits of High School Rankings

Recently, 14 Montgomery County High Schools were ranked among the top high schools in the U.S. News and World Report 2015 Best High School list. Schools were…

The Stress and Pleasure of AP Exams

The Stress and Pleasure of AP Exams

In May, many students enter one the most important times of the whole of their school year — the AP testing period. AP classes are, on average,…

Opinions

Manners Matter

“Being at Old Orchard Mall kind of reminded me of being home in Africa, by the watering hole, when the animals are in heat,” remarked Cady Heron…

Insider’s Tip: SAT VS. ACT

Insider’s Tip: SAT VS. ACT

One of the biggest challenges students face during their college application process is standardized testing. The SAT and ACT are the two standardized test options that colleges…

Opinions

The Search for the New Superintendent

School start times, student workload, cell phone policies, and standardized testing are just a few of the discussions that Montgomery County Public Schools’ superintendent leads. This past…

MCPS Seniors Evaluate the College Admissions Process

MCPS Seniors Evaluate the College Admissions Process

Following graduation, many MCPS seniors consider attending college as their “next big step.” Prior to matriculation, however, the college admissions process is often considered a major challenge.…

Guest Contributions

Reception to be held today for 11th Annual ‘Keeping It SAFE’ Student Video Contest

The Keeping It SAFE Coalition for Under Twenty-one Alcohol Prevention is pleased to announce the winners of the 11th annual student video contest for the prevention of…

MCPS Elementary and Middle School Students to Advance to International Tech Competition

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) announced 20 finalist teams will advance to the annual FIRST Championship in St. Louis as part of the annual FIRST  LEGO League (FLL)…