Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has made Montgomery Blair High School cancel its freshman-only day in the upcoming 2014-15 school year to avoid confusion with starting dates among Blair students and students around the rest of the county. Blair is requiring that all students come to school Aug. 25.
The recent push by conservatives like Wisconsin governor Scott Walker to repeal Common Core is purely political and has nothing to do with the effectiveness of the program.
Washington County public school officials recently stated that they will begin using a new software called Social Sentinel to monitor students' social media posts. The software tracks social media posts for certain keywords, and if posts containing these keywords are threats of violence or bullying or references to drug or alcohol use, the posts will be forwarded to school officials and/or the police.
For the first time in the history of the survey, the majority of Americans disapprove of their own Representative. †And the scary thing is that this finding doesn't matter one bit.