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New MCPS regulations for HS sporting events

By Katie Phung | Sept. 24, 2022, 11:30 p.m. | In News »

MCPS implements new restrictions for all high school sporting events after violence following an upcounty football game.


Changes to Blair’s security policy

By Kate Gray | Sept. 24, 2022, 5:48 p.m. | In News »

How the school is implementing restorative justice strategies to combat truancy


American University reaches agreement with striking staff

By Gabe Prevots | Aug. 27, 2022, 2:23 p.m. | In Local »

Week-long strike comes to an end after staff union accepts labor deal


Blair on lockdown, police nearby after reports of a weapon on school property

By Maya Britto | June 16, 2022, 2:32 p.m. | In Local »

At 1:51 p.m., Montgomery Blair High School went into lockdown after a weapon sighting on school grounds was reported.


Gun Violence Walkout 2022

By Trini Szell, Gabe Prevots | June 10, 2022, 11:05 p.m. | In News »

Blazers walk out to demand action in response to ongoing gun violence in schools.


Blazers honor the victims of the Uvalde and Buffalo shootings

By Sophia Zeng | June 2, 2022, 1:07 p.m. | In Local »

The MBHS Latinx Leaders Association organized a vigil for those affected by the mass shootings


MCPS students will not receive “alternative meals” if in debt

By Josey Merolli | May 11, 2022, 2:08 p.m. | In News »

Students who owe lunch money will still receive hot meals


MCPS will stop COVID-19 contact tracing

By Kathereen Yang | April 29, 2022, 12:49 a.m. | In News »

Starting May 2, individuals in close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19 will no longer be informed


UPDATE: MCPS signs memorandum establishing updated CEO Program

By Gabe Prevots | April 27, 2022, 3:42 p.m. | In News »

Community Engagement Officer Program will reinstate police presence in schools


Montgomery County Council approves $8 million budget increase to fund wellness centers in high schools

By Gabe Prevots | April 21, 2022, 6:55 p.m. | In News »

Decision intended to address mental health concerns and increases in violence within schools


Arvin Kim elected as Student Member of the Board of Education

By Sachin Parikh | April 21, 2022, 1:03 p.m. | In Local »

Kim will succeed Hana O'Looney as the 45th SMOB


Maryland Board of Education changes graduation requirement for health education classes

By Gabe Prevots | April 7, 2022, 4:15 p.m. | In Local »

Beginning with Class of 2025, students must now take a full year of health


Tornado warning issued on March 31

By Sophia Zeng | April 1, 2022, 9:54 p.m. | In Local »

Two tornadoes passed through the DMV area yesterday evening


UPDATE: Maryland Senate passed a new congressional map on March 30

By Sophia Zeng | April 1, 2022, 5:24 p.m. | In Local »

The General Assembly passes alternate map after the former map was taken down for "extreme partisan gerrymandering"


Judge struck down Maryland's congressional map as unconstitutional

By Sophia Zeng | March 28, 2022, 9:46 p.m. | In Local »

The Maryland General Assembly will need to create a new map by March 30


Maryland primary election postponed to July 19

By Sophia Zeng | March 16, 2022, 10:48 p.m. | In News »

Delay caused by redistricting issues


Trucker convoy continues to loop the Capital Beltway

By Kathereen Yang | March 10, 2022, 7:11 p.m. | In Local »

Protestors demand that all COVID-19 mandates be lifted


MCPS Board of Education voted to end mask mandate in schools

By Josey Merolli | March 8, 2022, 5:06 p.m. | In COVID-19 »

The decision was made by unanimous vote


Silver Spring organizations offer support for Ukraine

By Kathereen Yang | March 4, 2022, 11:10 p.m. | In News »

These groups appreciate any monetary, medical supplies and non-perishable food donations


Estallan explosión e incendio en los apartamentos de Friendly Garden en Silver Spring

By Myles Feingold-Black, Tharindi Jayatilake | March 4, 2022, 2:01 p.m. | In En Español »

Ha sido confirmado que una tubería de gas que fue equivocadamente cortado contribuyó al incendio.


Explosion and fire break out in Silver Spring apartments

By Kathereen Yang | March 3, 2022, 8:51 p.m. | In Local »

A cut gas pipe contributed to the fire but the source of ignition remains unknown


Color-coded hall passes to be implemented next week

By Josey Merolli, Kathereen Yang | March 2, 2022, 9:46 p.m. | In News »

The new passes will be color-coded by floor


Blair offers free SAT test for juniors on March 23

By Kathereen Yang | March 2, 2022, 2:14 p.m. | In News »

Students must register by March 4


Metro SmarTrip cards purchased before 2012 must be replaced by March 1

By Kathereen Yang | Feb. 28, 2022, 9:35 p.m. | In Local »

The Metro has installed new faregates that do not work with older SmarTrip cards


MCPS adjusts 2021-2022 school calendar for snow make-up days

By Kathereen Yang | Feb. 24, 2022, 7:30 p.m. | In News »

The last day of school for students is now Friday, June 17

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