Tagged: MCPS


Proposal for two-ply toilet paper should be flushed away

By Mercedes Pierce | Feb. 16, 2020, 12:23 a.m. | In Opinions »

Montgomery County Board of Education has to decide whether to leave room for better toilet paper in the 2021 budget


Longtime Blair teacher retires with hope for the future

By John MacDonald | Feb. 14, 2020, 4:23 p.m. | In Teacher's Corner »

Retiring after 30 years at Blair primarily as a Health Education teacher


MCPS to expand pre-elementary learning centers

By Boaz Yoo | Jan. 28, 2020, 6:45 p.m. | In News »

The county hopes to increase early education spaces for residents in 2020


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


MCPS introduces “Stop the Bleed” kits

By Shruti Chauhan | Dec. 28, 2019, 1:55 p.m. | In News »

Through a grant from the Department of Homeland Security, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is putting “Stop the Bleed” kits in each of its 208 schools.


MCPS Superintendent unveils plan for fiscal year 2021 operating budget

By Boaz Yoo | Dec. 28, 2019, 1:45 p.m. | In News »

On Dec. 18, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith hosted a community forum to present his latest recommendation for the 2021 fiscal year operating budget. The proposed $2.8 billion budget includes a $121,119,258 increase from last year's budget.


The Naviance data breach: a lesson to MCPS

By Boaz Yoo | Dec. 25, 2019, 11:10 p.m. | In Opinions »

Because ethics went out the door


From Karachi to the halls of Blair

By Shifra Dayak | Dec. 22, 2019, 9:59 p.m. | In Features »

Atique's busy schedule is similar to that of many other Blazers, but there is one difference — she is an exchange student from Karachi, Pakistan who is only at Blair for one year.


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


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.


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