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Author Elizabeth Green, who is a former Blazer. Courtesy of NPR
Author Elizabeth Green, who is a former Blazer.

Blair alum publishes a book on teaching

In her book, Green seeks to dispel the myth that good teachers are born and cannot be taught. She also talks about the ineffectiveness of past education reforms in the United States and compares American teaching methods to those used in Japan.

MCPS sees biggest growth in years

MCPS saw an increase of over 2,000 students entering the county’s elementary, middle and high schools since last school year, which prompted a county-wide school expansion and renovation of its schools.

Local »

Blair cross country sees a huge increase in student participation

This year, Blair's cross country team has added 31 new members, bringing the total to 96 runners. With 14 students running varsity and the other 82 running junior varsity, it's the most Blazers ever on the squad.

Blazer family opens church

Blair senior Laura Klett and her family opened the King of Kings International Ministry church, located in the Wheaton Rescue Squad House, on July 22.

National »

Michael Brown's death has a lasting effect

Ferguson has entered its third week of conflicts between the police and demonstrators since the death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown.

International Women of Courage Awards honors women for bravery and courage

Today, First Lady Michelle Obama and Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom commended the work of the ten Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award recipients.

International »

Maryam Mirzakhani wins the Fields Medal in mathematics

On Aug. 13, Iranian Maryam Mirzakhani won the Fields Medal, becoming the first woman to do so in the award's 80-year history.

International News Roundup for May 1 to May 8

Updates from Ukraine, Nigeria, South Korea and Syria for the week of May 1 to May 8.

News Blogs »

Once more onto the breach

No matter the situation, this is a violation of privacy and, even more, it is an example of the shaming and objectifying women that needs to be stopped.

The Corcoran's lost identity

Tucked away behind the White House, apart from the expansive Smithsonian museums, lurks the Corcoran Gallery of Art, one of the nation's oldest privately supported museums. A haven for culture, education and art, the Corcoran, which is comprised of both the gallery and the Corcoran College for Art and Design, is nearing the end of its independent existence. In late August, D.C. Superior Court Judge Robert Okun approved the Corcoran's plan to merge with the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University (GWU), a plan that will save the museum and college from financial demise, but will also rid the institution of its age-old independent character.

Miley trades Twerking for awareness

During the 2014 VMAs, Miley Cyrus once again caused a stir; however, not with a raunchy and controversial performance like the previous year. This time, Cyrus used her fame for philanthropic reasons disguised as just another publicity stunt.