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In 2012, Student Member of the Board of Education John Mannes created a countywide press network to help build a conduit to share fresh and relevant information written by youth to the wider Montgomery County student body.

MCPS teacher creates viral Hamilton rap

MCPS teacher Joanna Chilcoat-Fellows recently went viral due to her creative protest against the proposed budget cuts to arts funding. Chilcoat-Fellows teaches music and arts at Seneca Valley High School,…

Healthy Working Families Act guarantees paid sick leave for employees

The Maryland General Assembly voted earlier this month to override Governor Hogan’s veto of the Healthy Working Families Act. The bill will ensure that businesses with more than 15 employees…

Hogan proposes term limits for Maryland lawmakers

On January 11th in Annapolis, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan proposed a Government Accountability Act in a news conference. Under the proposal, Maryland lawmakers would be limited to serving a maximum…

Representation matters

If the growing sense of political dissonance in the United States and the increasing intolerance of behavior historically swept under the rug are any indication of what is to come…

Montgomery County cuts educational budget

Montgomery County executive Ike Leggett proposed a $60 million cut to this year’s operating budget in response to the county’s $120 million shortfall. In his recommended savings plan sent to…

Trumps decision to end TPS receives backlash from Maryland residents

Salvadorans were first admitted into the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program after the 2001 earthquakes in El Salvador. Currently, about 18,000 Salvadoran immigrants live in Maryland and participate in the…

An overview of the Richard Montgomery whistleblowing case and what lies ahead

On Thursday, January 4, the Maryland Court of Appeals–the state’s highest tribunal–announced that it would hear a whistleblower complaint case against Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) filed by Brian Donlon,…

Montgomery County plans on extending school year for poverty stricken schools

In wake of the rising poverty in Montgomery County, school officials have proposed extending the school year in two Silver Spring schools: Arcola and Roscoe Nix Elementary Schools. This strategy…

Allegations arise in Russia investigation

The 2016 election, in addition to stirring up controversy and a significant number of protests, has sparked a wave of conspiracy theories involving Russian interference in the results of the…

Posse Foundation awards MCPS students full college scholarships

Ten MCPS students from six different high schools won a full four-year college tuition from the Posse Foundation. These students have been identified as high academic achievers and extraordinary leaders…

Students return from winter break to frigid winter conditions

Students return from winter break to frigid winter conditions

Students returning from the countywide winter break were met with cold classrooms under 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Montgomery County Spokesperson Derek Turner claimed the temperature issues were caused by “overburdened heating…