Tagged: mcps


Black face incident at Walt Whitman

By Sophia Lucarelli | May 31, 2019, 1:48 p.m. | In Features »

Blair students respond to Walt Whitman students’ racist incident


Photo: Walt Whitman HS

By G. Edward Johnson | May 31, 2019, 1:43 p.m.

Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, MD (courtesy of https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:EnLorax)


MCPS holds Mental Health and Wellness Resource Fair

By Emmy Song | Nov. 6, 2018, 11:37 p.m. | In News »

The fair highlighted student voices and spread awareness of resources in schools and the community


MCPS: Not Lead-ing the way

By Rebecca Wessel | Sept. 19, 2018, 2:33 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

The level of action for lead in water in MCPS must be lowered to prevent lead poisoning.


Only a fool would extend school

By Eric Feigen Arthi Thyagarajan | May 2, 2018, 7:20 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Extending school would cause public blowback, monetary problems and learning ineffectiveness


Teachers fight for fair wages

By Tiara Oldfield | April 8, 2018, 4:37 p.m. | In Features »

Why West Virginia's teachers went on strike for nine days


Why Online School?

By Emma Markus | April 5, 2018, 8:42 p.m. | In Features »

"At the time I was dealing with a combination of depression, anxiety, an eating disorder and an unhealthy relationship," explains sophomore Ruby Farber who recently returned to Blair after a semester of online schooling.


Snowy solutions

By Tiara Oldfield | Feb. 14, 2018, 6:48 p.m. | In Features »

While snow falls and students are sound asleep, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) administrators are up at 3 a.m., racing around and checking the weather forecasts. The seemingly small notification that pops up on the MCPS website before school starts has a big decision making process behind it, and even wider impacts on the community.


Part Two: What Happens Next?

By Rebecca Wessel Oreet Zimand | Jan. 21, 2018, 1:09 p.m. | In Features »

Despite the increased media scrutiny of sexual misconduct in the workplace, several groups of people have gotten woefully less coverage of their experiences. This series of investigations reveals the unique struggles that teenagers face in reporting sexual misconduct by teachers and authority figures, and the ways in which their voices were silenced.


Montgomery County implements new opioid prevention plan

By Arthi Thyagarajan | Nov. 27, 2017, 2:59 p.m. | In News »

Since the start of the 2017-2018 school year, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) have implemented an opioid-overdose prevention plan. The plan includes stocking all schools with naloxone, a drug to alleviate opioid overdose symptoms, as well as educating students about opioid addiction in health classes. The plan responds to a spike in opioid-related deaths in Maryland.


Montgomery County Council Members Discuss a Possible Soda Tax

By Nene Narh-Mensah | Nov. 27, 2017, 1:51 p.m. | In News »

Montgomery County Council Vice President Hans Riemer (D) and co-member Tom Hucker (D-20) have discussed the possibility of a tax on sweetened beverages.


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?"


Superintendent and SMOB answer questions at Blair

By Eleanor Cook Nicholas Shereikis | March 23, 2016, 1:19 p.m. | In Local »

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) Eric Guerci hosted a town hall meeting with Interim Superintendent Larry A. Bowers in the Montgomery Blair High School media center on Thursday, Mar. 10.


Student Resource Officers to begin using body cameras

By Lauren Frost | Nov. 10, 2015, 1:01 p.m. | In Local »

On October 12, police officers at Walt Whitman, Northwest, and Seneca Valley High Schools began to wear body cameras as a part of the Body Worn Camera (BWC) pilot program.


County criticized for use of state aid

By Ellie Struewing | Oct. 28, 2015, 1:35 p.m. | In Local »

A report from the County Council's Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO) criticized Montgomery County Public Schools for using only $104 million of the $151 million of state aid designated to fund programs that aim to help low-income students


ACT overtakes SAT as test of choice for Montgomery County students

By Randima Herath | Sept. 23, 2015, 12:44 p.m. | In Local »

For the fourth consecutive year, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) saw a dramatic increase in the amount of students taking the ACT


MCPS Board of Education release their annual report to the community

By Martha Morganstein | March 16, 2015, 5:10 p.m. | In Local »

On March 3, the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Board of Education (BOE), released its annual report to the community for 2014. The report is divided into various sections that outline what is changing in MCPS.


Picking a SMOB

By Maximillian Foley-Keene | March 10, 2015, 6:24 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

As MCPS students prepare to vote on the nest Student Member of the Board (SMOB), we should consider the most important issues that will face them. In evaluating our choice for SMOB, we should consider how they will address the achievement gap, PARCC and other standardized testing, and communication between the SMOB and the student body.


Extra time

By Nicholas Shereikis | March 8, 2015, 7:25 p.m. | In Humor »

After months of intense deliberation and serious debate, the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Board of Education (BOE) has made a momentous decision.


MCPS removed religious holidays from school calendar

By Martha Morganstein | Nov. 12, 2014, 1:49 p.m. | In Local »

On Nov. 11th, the Montgomery County's Public Schools (MCPS) Board of Elections voted, 7-1, to not include any mention of any religious holiday on the school calendar.


MCPS institutes precautions against Ebola

By Amalia Chiapperino | Nov. 9, 2014, 9:34 p.m. | In Local »

In response to national concern about the Ebola virus, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) health staff developed new policies for schools to isolate any potential cases of Ebola among students.


MCPS sees biggest growth in years

By James Sleigh | Sept. 13, 2014, 2:18 p.m. | In Local »

MCPS saw an increase of over 2,000 students entering the county's elementary, middle and high schools since last school year, which prompted a county-wide school expansion and renovation of its schools.


Shutting down on learning

By Eleanor Linafelt | Sept. 2, 2014, 8:58 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Blackboards, books and lessons or lectures from classroom teachers are all quickly fading into the past; taking their place are shiny tablet screens, E-books and online lessons and resources. More laptops and tablets available for student use will mean more distractions and less vital human interaction in the classroom.


All student athletes required to take baseline concussion test

By Martha Morganstein | Sept. 16, 2013, 9:41 p.m. | In Local »

This school year, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) implemented a mandatory baseline concussion test for all student athletes participating in a school sport


Earlier tracking hurts at all levels

By | March 13, 2012, 2 p.m. | In Print Opinions »

MCPS may already go above and beyond the Maryland State Board of Education's newly adopted guidelines for gifted and talented (GT) education, but the county has yet to take GT labeling to the state-condoned extreme. The Feb. 28 GT legislation suggests that schools monitor their students from pre-kindergarten, a dangerous move that threatens to widen the achievement gap and contribute to the deceleration of curricula across MCPS.


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