Tagged: Joshua P. Starr


Measuring snow in pencils instead of inches

By Nikita Singh | Jan. 25, 2017, 10:06 p.m. | In Features »

"Hey, it's supposed to snow next week! Do you think we'll have a day off?" "Maybe; What does MoCo Snow say?"


Task force recommends that Maryland schools start after Labor Day

By Harini Salgado | June 4, 2014, 1:19 p.m. | In Local »

A Maryland state task force voted 11-4 to recommend that Maryland's public schools open after Labor Day in late May. The policy could extend summer vacation by a week or more for most Maryland schools.


Blair community reacts to projected increase in student enrollment

By Urvi Banerjee | March 30, 2014, 1:18 p.m. | In Local »

The six-year plan predicts that enrollment will increase by 215 students in the next six years and exceed Blair's capacity altogether by the academic year 2017-2018.


MCPS superintendent criticized for not closing schools

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Feb. 3, 2014, 10:33 p.m.

Students and parents verbally attacked Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) superintendent Joshua Starr on Twitter, Jan. 6, after the announcement that schools would open at regular times the next morning, a projected record-cold day


MCPS Muslim community advocate for school holidays on Eid al Adha and Eid al-Fitr

By Samuel Popper | Oct. 22, 2013, 10:51 p.m. | In Local »

MCPS Superintendent Joshua Starr does not believe the entire county should close on these days because not enough students are absent on these days, and those who are absent are excused from school on religious holidays.


County Council holds town hall meeting for students

By Grace Hill | Oct. 12, 2012, 9:36 p.m. | In Local »

On Wednesday, the Montgomery County Council held its third annual Town Hall Meeting for Students in an effort to receive input and commentary from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) youth.


Board of Education approves $14.5 million technology plan

By Lily Gates | Sept. 24, 2012, 11:24 a.m. | In Local »

The MCPS Board of Education approved Superintendent Starr's $14.5 million proposal to install Promethean boards in all elementary schools and wireless networking to all MCPS schools next year.


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