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More computer science means more opportunities

The advances in computer science education in the county should be lauded, but need also be pushed further. Computer science should be made a graduation requirement.

Step Up and slay the dragon: PuzzlePalooza 2015

Ready your horses and jousting sticks and prepare to battle through the toughest PuzzlePalooza yet. The sixth annual incarnation of the country’s “premier high school puzzle competition” kicked off on May 18 and closed out on May 22.

The black sheep

Magnet programs around the country have received criticism from students, parents and their communities for their lack of diversity. Blair's two accelerated programs, the Math, Science and Computer Science Magnet and the Communication Arts Program (CAP), are no exception.

Silver Quest on track to be revived

Silver Quest used to come out at the end of each year and focused on Magnet-related issues and events. Magnet Coordinator Peter Ostrander has organized a group of writers spanning all grade levels to help in its revitalization

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.

MCPS superintendent supports move towards later school times

Superintendent Joshua Starr expressed his support for the report and for pushing back the school start time for high school students to 8:15 a.m. or later.

Blair student struck by car, in Intensive Care Unit at Suburban Hospital

Blair junior Van Le was struck by a moving car at 3:30 p.m. Monday while walking home from school, according to Principal Renay Johnson. Le was transported to Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md., where he is currently receiving treatment.
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