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Off-duty police officer kills two in Takoma Park

By Andrew Gelman | April 10, 2021, 1:21 a.m. | In Local »

Suspect has been arrested and charged with murder


Blair varsity football scrimmage cancelled after a positive COVID-19 test

By Lucie Peyrebrune | March 24, 2021, 8:20 p.m. | In Local »

The test result is just one of many released by MCPS over the past weeks


MCPS set to return to in-person learning March 1

By Rajit Mukhopadhyay Lucie Peyrebrune | Feb. 9, 2021, 5:57 p.m. | In Local »

The Board of Education voted unanimously on Feb. 9 to start the phase-in to return to schools


Q&A with Superintendent of Schools Jack Smith

By Luke Sanelli Anika Seth with Marijke Friedman, Leila Faraday | Feb. 3, 2021, 7:22 p.m. | In Local »

On Feb. 3, Silver Chips Print and Silver Chips Online spoke with outgoing MCPS superintendent Jack Smith about his impact as an educator, ongoing COVID-19 recovery plans, and what's next for the school district. Read the full Q&A here.


MCPS parent survey responses

By Isabel Corvington | Jan. 13, 2021, 1:22 p.m. | In Local »

The MCPS parent survey indicates that most students will remain in virtual learning in the second semester


MCPS releases new boundary study online tool

By Rina Haimson | Nov. 20, 2020, 2:55 p.m. | In Local »

MCPS moves closer to the completion of its boundary study


MCPS enrollment rates down after a quarter of 2020-2021 school year

By Luke Sanelli | Nov. 10, 2020, 4:23 p.m. | In Local »

In MCPS, more students are choosing to withdraw from its schools


Montgomery County terminates contract with COVID-19 testing lab

By Rina Haimson | Sept. 21, 2020, 8:56 a.m. | In Local »

The county stopped working with COVID-19 testing lab Advagenix due to questions of reliability


Number of COVID-19 cases rise nationally over Fourth of July weekend

By Katalina Li | July 9, 2020, 3:38 p.m. | In Local »

Montgomery County residents stay home while celebrating and minimal increase in new cases within county


Blair cap and gown distribution held from May 26 to May 29

By Jasmine Ali | June 3, 2020, 11:34 a.m. | In Local »

How seniors collected their caps and gowns and returned materials that belong to the school


Montgomery County opens first drive-thru COVID-19 testing site

By Joy Xu | April 28, 2020, 1:40 p.m. | In Local »

White Oak and other testing sites to test 100 patients a day


Montgomery County Office of Legislative Oversight releases new report on achievement gap

By Lucie Peyrebrune | Jan. 22, 2020, 7:45 a.m. | In Local »

The gap in academic performance between White and Asian and minority students has not narrowed


Passing the wheel to MCPS for driver’s education

By Rajit Mukhopadhyay | Jan. 13, 2020, 11:53 p.m. | In Local »

A new proposal drives for safety and general behind-the-wheel instruction


New Spanish section added to Blair's Media Center

By Jasmine Ali | Jan. 6, 2020, 4:39 p.m. | In Local »

Blair librarians are hoping to expand outreach through a different language


Two Blazer football players receive Division I offers

By Billy Scott | Dec. 25, 2019, 1:11 a.m. | In Local »

Captains Zaire Cooper and Chris Watkins plan to commit to a collegiate team in the near future


County debate on school closure for Eid continues

By Shifra Dayak | Dec. 9, 2019, 9:11 p.m. | In Local »

Families, board members and other community members have voiced mixed opinions


MCPS releases review of hazing culture in school districts

By Boaz Yoo | Oct. 28, 2019, 4:32 p.m. | In Local »

MCPS inspects safety in athletic teams following a rape incident at Damascus High School


Students ride free on public buses with YouthCruiser SmarTrip card

By Yuri Kim | Oct. 15, 2019, 1:42 p.m. | In Local »

Under the Kids Ride Free program, students can ride for free on RideOn and metro buses


Silento no longer headlining High School Nation event

By Shifra Dayak | Oct. 10, 2019, 11:35 a.m. | In Local »

The singer announced in his Instagram comments that he was not actually scheduled to perform at Blair


Cameras installed on all MCPS school buses

By Yuri Kim | Oct. 7, 2019, 9:41 p.m. | In Local »

An increasing number of bus law violations prompted this decision


Blair's 20th anniversary renovations reach a conclusion

By Rajit Mukhopadhyay | Sept. 13, 2019, 10:40 p.m. | In Local »

The school building underwent planned changes this summer


Concerns arise over funding the Kirwan Commission's recommendations

By Lucie Peyrebrune | Aug. 31, 2019, 10:15 a.m. | In Local »

Gov. Larry Hogan addressed county legislators' concerns about funding for Maryland's education plan in his closing speech at the Maryland Association of Counties on Aug. 15.


The DMV bakes in recent heat wave

By Joy Xu | July 26, 2019, 9:30 p.m. | In Local »

Temperatures in the area hit record highs as a heat wave swept the East Coast.


Blair adds four new portables

By Boaz Yoo | July 8, 2019, 10:35 p.m. | In Local »

In 2017, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) added four portables to Blair. Due to the school's increasing student population in the 2019-20 school year, the MCPS Department of Facilities Management is introducing more portables adjacent to the current portables.


Blazer competes in Jeopardy! Teen Tournament

By Vivian Li | June 27, 2019, 3:38 p.m. | In Local »

"Quiz whiz" Sophia Weng competed against two other students across the nation

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