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The One Thing You Should Do Before I Leave High School

It’s in the news, in our literature and in our own homes. Depression takes the lives of thousands of teenagers every year, and a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics revealed that the percentage of teenagers suffering from major depressive episodes in the United States continues to…

MCR-SGA holds first General Assembly of the school year

On Tuesday, October 25, Montgomery Blair High School hosted MCR-SGA’s first General Assembly of the 2016-2017 school year. The assembly took place following weeks of anticipation and some minor setbacks with hopes that high school students would be more informed of what MCR-SGA has been doing under its…

Only You Are Restricting Us

Only You Are Restricting Us

Note from the author: This poem was inspired by how the education system works against students in many ways. It’s understandably hard (if not impossible) to create a system that can highlight the strengths of every student, but it is my belief that the content areas and skill…

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…

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…

BUBW Conference to Take Place in Baltimore

BUBW Conference to Take Place in Baltimore

I left the Better Understanding for a Better World Conference 2015 in Orlando about 48 hours ago. The Conference,…

Guest Contribution: Fighting for Civil Rights in MoCo and Beyond

Guest Contribution: Fighting for Civil Rights in MoCo and Beyond

On January 1st 2015, a die-in demonstration took place at Wheaton Mall. The event was entitled #BlackLivesStillMatter; which…

Guest Contribution: Dr. Starr’s Contract and the Inner Politics of the BOE

Guest Contribution: Dr. Starr’s Contract and the Inner Politics of the BOE

Dr. Joshua Starr is no Dr. Jerry Weast. Dr. Weast was not a communicator, he benched the Board…

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