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ACT overtakes SAT as test of choice for Montgomery County students

For the fourth consecutive year, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) saw a dramatic increase in the amount of students taking the ACT

MCPS Board of Education release their annual report to the community

On March 3, the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Board of Education (BOE), released its annual report to the community for 2014. The report is divided into various sections that outline what is changing in MCPS.

Picking a SMOB

As MCPS students prepare to vote on the nest Student Member of the Board (SMOB), we should consider the most important issues that will face them. In evaluating our choice for SMOB, we should consider how they will address the achievement gap, PARCC and other standardized testing, and communication between the SMOB and the student body.

Extra time

After months of intense deliberation and serious debate, the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Board of Education (BOE) has made a momentous decision.

The changing of the bells

The Board of Education (BOE) will soon vote on the bell time schedule. After the dismissal of the first recommendation to implement later high school start times because of the cost (roughly 21 million dollars), MCPS released several new options on Jan. 6. On Feb. 10, the BOE will vote on these new plans.

MCPS removed religious holidays from school calendar

On Nov. 11th, the Montgomery County's Public Schools (MCPS) Board of Elections voted, 7-1, to not include any mention of any religious holiday on the school calendar.

MCPS institutes precautions against Ebola

In response to national concern about the Ebola virus, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) health staff developed new policies for schools to isolate any potential cases of Ebola among students.

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.

Shutting down on learning

Blackboards, books and lessons or lectures from classroom teachers are all quickly fading into the past; taking their place are shiny tablet screens, E-books and online lessons and resources. More laptops and tablets available for student use will mean more distractions and less vital human interaction in the classroom.

Car Crashes into Blair Magnet Bus

On Feb. 26, 2013, a car crashed from behind into Blair Magnet Bus 3995 on University Blvd E., near Safeway, at approximately 7:00 a.m.
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