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Rockville Rally to End Gun Violence

On Dec. 20, The City of Rockville, local government officials, and anti-gun interest groups sponsored a rally against gun violence at the Old Gray Courthouse. The large number of shootings…

Police Body Cameras Soon to be Used in Public Schools

In light of recent tragedies taking place in U.S. public schools, the Montgomery County Police Department has arranged a pilot program for school resource officers which will allow them and…

Overwhelming Input on Eid Rocks Board of Education

Last year, the Board of Education voted to wipe off all religious references from the official school calendar. The decision was made in response to the popular appeal for the…

Replacing Semester Exams: The Options

In response to the various students and members of the community who voiced their opinions about reducing testing and increasing instructional time, Montgomery County Public Schools reached a game-changing decision: the…

Montgomery County Bans Use of all EPA Registered Pesticides in Lawn Care

The Montgomery County Council passed Bill 52-14 on Tuesday Oct. 6 to ban the use of EPA-registered pesticides in lawn care for most public places. “Today’s action is another step in…

Intel Ends Sponsorship of Student Talent Search Competition

Intel, the world’s second-largest producer of processors, is ending its sponsorship of the Student Talent Search competition from 2018. A company that can meet all the requirements for sponsorship as…

2015-16 National Merit Semifinalists Announced

138 MCPS students have been named National Merit Semifinalists. Congratulations to everyone who won! The awardees come from 14 different schools. Richard Montgomery and Blair tied for the most amount of semifinalists,…

Lunch and Learn Hosts Third Annual Program at Takoma Park

This past summer, over 80 students from low-income families participated in a Lunch and Learn program at the John Nevins Andrews School in Takoma Park. Lunch and Learn offered students…