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County announces elevated concentrations of radon in 28 facilities

In 26 schools, as well as the Rocking Horse Road Center daycare and the Lathrop Smith Environmental Education Center, where many students go for Outdoor Education in middle school, the levels of radon in one or more rooms were above the recommended 4 pCi/L.

Student Resource Officers to begin using body cameras

On October 12, police officers at Walt Whitman, Northwest, and Seneca Valley High Schools began to wear body cameras as a part of the Body Worn Camera (BWC) pilot program.

County criticized for use of state aid

A report from the County Councilís Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO) criticized Montgomery County Public Schools for using only $104 million of the $151 million of state aid designated to fund programs that aim to help low-income students

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.
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