Tagged: MCPS


Raising the standard for MCPS in ongoing contract negotiations

By Vivian Li | Nov. 13, 2019, 10:29 p.m. | In Features »

Since striking violates Maryland law, educators at Blair show support for education funding in other ways


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


Sixty college credits is enough

By Lucie Peyrebrune | Oct. 14, 2019, 6:46 p.m. | In Opinions »

MCPS' new policy on substitute teacher requirements will benefit all parties involved.


Kojo Nnamdi hosts town hall in Downtown Silver Spring

By Emmy Song | March 11, 2019, 3:29 a.m. | In Local »

Community members shared questions and concerns about school boundaries and diversity


Leaders in sustainability

By Shifra Dayak | Dec. 12, 2018, 1:12 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

MCPS and Blair's sustainability initiatives are a step in the right direction


Photo: MCPS Grading Table

By MCPS | Dec. 3, 2018, 9:12 a.m.

New study shows that A's are rising while D's are dropping.


Changes proposed to the upcoming MCPS calendar

By Mahnaz Habib | Dec. 3, 2018, 8:07 a.m. | In Local »

MCPS develops an innovative 2019-2020 school calendar


Photo: MCPS 2019-20 Proposed Calendar

By MCPS | Dec. 3, 2018, 8:05 a.m.

The proposed calendar for the MCPS 2019-20 year.


MCPS mandates new active shooter drills

By Eric Feigen | Sept. 18, 2018, 11:55 a.m. | In Local »

Montgomery County adds an active shooter protocol to the list of mandatory safety drills


MCPS budget grows to meet needs for new school year

By Emmy Song | Sept. 17, 2018, 12:36 a.m. | In Local »

MCPS' operating budget increases to account for its climbing enrollment in fiscal year 2019


Confidentiality concerns arise with the new countywide counselor sign-up

By Arthi Thyagarajan | Jan. 19, 2018, 2:39 p.m. | In Local »

Students are now required to fill out a detailed online Google form each time they visit the counseling office, in compliance with a new Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) mandate.


MCPS employee arrested for sexual abuse of a minor

By Amy Forsbacka | Oct. 6, 2017, 4:53 p.m. | In Local »

Cory Boatman, long-term substitute teacher and assistant football coach for Montgomery Blair High School, has been arrested and charged with one count of sexual abuse of a minor due to an alleged inappropriate relationship between Boatman and a 16-year-old Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) student. Boatman, who has been employed by MCPS since 2014, was immediately placed on administrative leave after the allegations were made.


The changing of the bells

By Harini Salgado | Feb. 9, 2015, 6:15 p.m. | In News Blog »

The Board of Education (BOE) will soon vote on the bell time schedule. After the dismissal of the first recommendation to implement later high school start times because of the cost (roughly 21 million dollars), MCPS released several new options on Jan. 6. On Feb. 10, the BOE will vote on these new plans.


Car Crashes into Blair Magnet Bus

By Abir Muhuri | Feb. 28, 2014, 5:37 p.m. | In Local »

On Feb. 26, 2013, a car crashed from behind into Blair Magnet Bus 3995 on University Blvd E., near Safeway, at approximately 7:00 a.m.


MCPS approves 2015 budget

By Dylan Ahunhodjaev | Feb. 16, 2014, 12:49 p.m. | In Local »

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Board of Education approved a $2.32 billion operating budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 on Tuesday, Feb. 11 . The budget is a 4 percent increase over this year's and is 2.3 percent above the minimum level required by state law.


Vending machines in MCPS will open 30 minutes after bell

By Martha Morganstein | Aug. 15, 2013, 6:58 p.m. | In News Blog »

Starting in the 2013-2014 school year, vending machines serving unhealthy snacks will be shut off from midnight until 30 minutes after the final bell.


Technological: Education of the technological generation

By Harini Salgado | July 31, 2013, 12:59 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

It's hard to believe how much technology has changed over the past twenty years. With that in mind, schools need to adapt to include more technology in the educational process to keep students entertained, as well as support their learning in new ways.


High failure rates on final exams result of MCPS policy

By Harini Salgado | July 28, 2013, 2:17 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

According to the Washington Post article, nearly 16,000 out of 30,000 students in seven math courses failed their final exams in January. Failure rates were as high as 86 percent for Bridge to Algebra 2, and 61 percent and 62 percent for Algebra 1 and Geometry, respectively.


MCPS wins battle over teacher evaluations (for now)

By Emma Yeager | June 23, 2013, 2:49 p.m. | In News Blog »

On Monday, the Maryland State Department of Education agreed to give Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) at least another year to make changes to its teacher evaluation system.


New MCPS math curriculum sparks concern

By Aanchal Johri | Dec. 29, 2012, 3:09 p.m. | In Local »

Earlier this school year, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) introduced Curriculum 2.0 to all elementary schools, generating both approval and concern among parents and teachers around the county. Recently, a petition against this new curriculum surpassed 1000 signatures and was brought to the Board of Education on Dec. 11.


Montgomery County Board of Education opposes state bill

By Aanchal Johri | Dec. 3, 2012, 8:36 p.m. | In Local »

On Nov. 13, the Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education spoke against a bill that intends to expand the size of the board and alter the election process for district members of the board. A scheduled hearing by the Maryland General Assembly will take place next month.


MCPS superintendent delivers first State of the Schools speech

By Aanchal Johri | Nov. 19, 2012, 11:54 a.m. | In Local »

On Nov. 12, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr delivered his first State of the Schools address at the Strathmore Music Center.


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.


MCPS sets record high SAT scores

By Aanchal Johri | Oct. 7, 2012, 4:05 p.m. | In Local »

The MCPS class of 2012 set a record high average score on the SAT last year. However, Blair was one of six high schools whose scores did not improve.


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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