Junior Will Bucher, a former candidate for 2007-2008 Student Member of The Board (SMOB), filed a grievance on May 16 against current SMOB-elect Ben Moskowitz, according to Bucher.
Principal Phillip Gainous informed Blair teachers yesterday that pending a final decision by the Board of Education, he may be finishing his last year at Blair with the 2007 graduating class. He announced to staff at a closed meeting Monday after school that he is being considered for the newly created position of Liaison for Leadership Development in the county.
Physics students took a county exam that included material they had not been taught because Blair teachers did not adhere to county requirements and reorganized the official MCPS curriculum, deviating from county guidelines.
The U.S. Department of Education amended regulations that are a part of the Title IX Higher Education Act on Oct. 25, allowing public school systems an opportunity to create single-sex schools or offer single-sex classes and extracurricular activities.
Last fall, Danny Scheer, a 2006 Blair graduate, posted photos of himself "looking really stoned" on his MySpace profile as a joke. Though the Communication and Arts Program senior seminar teacher John Goldman told Scheer to take down the post so he would not run the risk of colleges seeing it, Scheer thought the whole incident was an empty threat. But Goldman's concerns may not be unwarranted.
Copying essays, buying research papers online, improper citations - the increased availability of online information has brought even more ways for students to plagiarize. According to a 2005 study by the Center for Academic Integrity at Duke University, over 60 percent of high school students admitted to committing some form of plagiarism.
The Montgomery County Planning Board presented an overview of the county master plan on Sept. 28 that proposed additional development in Downtown Silver Spring, including the construction of a skateboard facility in Fenton Gateway Park, a combination ice rink-entertainment pavilion on the corner of Fenton Street and a renovated Silver Spring Metro Station.
All those war movies out there, "Saving Private Ryan," "Forrest Gump" and "Pearl Harbor" all tell the same story. War sucks, but there are always the heroes fighting for their countries' values. "Flags Of Our Fathers" has no such delusions.