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Board of Education candidates participate in Bethesda Beat forum

By Alexander Liu | Nov. 1, 2022, 2:35 p.m. | In News »

Candidates shared their views two weeks before the general election


Blair hosts gun safety assembly

By Alexander Liu | Oct. 28, 2022, 1:35 p.m. | In News »

The assembly highlighted the impact of gun violence on Montgomery County


Maryland hospital and nurse facilities receive millions of federal funds aiding in costs to the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Alex Feingold-Black | Oct. 23, 2022, 4:51 p.m. | In News »

The federal American Rescue Plan Act released another wave of $80 million for Maryland hospitals and nurse facilities


Board of Education candidates discuss various issues in online forum

By Alexander Liu | Oct. 20, 2022, 4:44 p.m. | In News »

Topics ranged from teacher recruitment to school policing


Climate change protesters block traffic on Colesville Road

By Alex Feingold-Black | Oct. 19, 2022, 10:42 p.m. | In News »

Seven climate change protesters arrested after blocking Exit 30 on Colesville Road


MCPS antiracism audit reports inequities among students of color

By Alexander Liu, Maya Britto | Oct. 19, 2022, 1:05 p.m. | In Local »

The two-year study found students of color consistently reported lower satisfaction than their white peers.


The Voces Unidas Hispanic Festival ends the National Hispanic Heritage Month on a high note

By Alex Feingold-Black | Oct. 18, 2022, 10:18 p.m. | In Local »

A cultural celebration of hispanic countries through lively dances, songs, and parades


Maryland Court of Appeals upholds decision to allow early counting of mail-in ballots

By Alexander Liu | Oct. 18, 2022, 5 p.m. | In News »

The decision was previously made in the Montgomery County Circuit Court


MCPS transportation managers face embezzlement investigation

By Alexander Liu | Oct. 11, 2022, 4:16 p.m. | In News »

Maryland General Assembly details possible embezzlement in annual audit report


MCPS teachers protest a lack of transparency with negotiations

By Alex Feingold-Black | Oct. 11, 2022, 9:42 a.m. | In News »

Members of the Montgomery County Education Association are unsatisfied with MCPS’ transparency with negotiations


Encouragement in MCPS to bring plant-based food to school menus

By Katie Phung | Oct. 4, 2022, 9 p.m. | In News »

MCPS students tests possible vegan meals for school lunch options created by local Silver Diner executive chef


48 Blazers become National Merit semifinalists

By Kate Gray | Oct. 1, 2022, 10:23 p.m. | In Local »

Almost one third of MCPS semifinalists in the PSAT-based competition were Blair students.


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 Széll, 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

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