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MoCo Board of Education Eliminates District-Funded Credit Cards

A board voted unanimously Monday evening for the upcoming changes to cover Board members’ work-related expenses.
What Would You Do With Two Dollars a Day?

What Would You Do With Two Dollars a Day?

Sandy Springs Friends School junior Thaara Shankar’s “Two Dollars A Day” video educates viewers about world poverty and received an honorable mention in the “World of 7 Billion” st
Board of Education Seeks Applicants for Spot on Ethics Panel

Board of Education Seeks Applicants for Spot on Ethics Panel

The Montgomery County Board of Education is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on its Ethics Panel.
Last Day of School in Montgomery County Is...

Last Day of School in Montgomery County Is...

The Montgomery County Board of Education on Wednesday approved changes to the current school calendar to offset snow days.
Schools Host Cybercivility Forum in Wake of Profane Online Comments

Schools Host Cybercivility Forum in Wake of Profane Online Comments

Andrea Weckerle, author of "Civility in the Digital Age" and president of CiviliNation, will speak this month in Montgomery County.
Teachers OK New Contract Calling for 5.5% Raise Over 3 Years

Teachers OK New Contract Calling for 5.5% Raise Over 3 Years

Montgomery County teachers will receive a 5.5 percent pay raise over the next three years, and pay more for their health insurance.
Heads Up Parents: School Year Could End June 19

Heads Up Parents: School Year Could End June 19

The brutal winter has caused students to miss nine days of school so far this year, which could push the end of classes back a week.
Veteran Teachers Finalists for Montgomery Teacher of the Year Award

Veteran Teachers Finalists for Montgomery Teacher of the Year Award

Three Montgomery County Public Schools teachers have been named finalists for the 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year award.
Potomac Students Get a Taste of Soul at the White House

Potomac Students Get a Taste of Soul at the White House

Students from two Montgomery County high schools spent time at the White House Thursday with First Lady Michelle Obama, Aretha Franklin and other artists.
Montgomery Schools Make Decision on Monday Classes

Montgomery Schools Make Decision on Monday Classes

Montgomery County Public Schools have reached a decision on holding classes Monday.
With Future of Montgomery Schools' Athletic Trainers Not Guaranteed, Advocates Apply Pressure

With Future of Montgomery Schools' Athletic Trainers Not Guaranteed, Advocates Apply Pressure

The program is not in Montgomery County school system's budget.
Book Club Focuses on Power of Hope

Book Club Focuses on Power of Hope

Author of "Making Hope Happen" will join Montgomery Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr for the year's first book club.
Tuberculosis Case Reported at Montgomery Co. High School

Tuberculosis Case Reported at Montgomery Co. High School

Parents will be notified in early March if their child should be tested for tuberculosis after one case was reported in a high school.
Parents Take Stand Against Common Core in Annapolis

Parents Take Stand Against Common Core in Annapolis

Several spoke about 'untested standards' and teachers being 'deathly afraid' to oppose the program, while Maryland Board of Education defended it.
Teachers: Poor Study Habits Top Reason Students Flunked Math Finals

Teachers: Poor Study Habits Top Reason Students Flunked Math Finals

The majority of Montgomery County high school math students failed their final exams last year. Teachers blame grading policies and poor study habits for the problem.
Party for Straight-A Students Only Draws Questions

Party for Straight-A Students Only Draws Questions

A dance and pizza party open solely to straight-A students at Eastern Middle School in Silver Spring has raised questions among some parents and kids.
Students Sending Messages of Peace to Athletes in Sochi

Students Sending Messages of Peace to Athletes in Sochi

Students at Chevy Chase Elementary School are making paper cranes to send to the Winter Olympics in Sochi as a message of peace.
Montgomery Schools Seeking Nominations for Service Awards

Montgomery Schools Seeking Nominations for Service Awards

The Montgomery County Public Schools system is seeking nominations of people, businesses and civic groups who have made positive impacts on the schools. Who will you nominate?
State to Schools: Reduce Number of Students Kicked Out of Class, Expelled

State to Schools: Reduce Number of Students Kicked Out of Class, Expelled

The Maryland Board of Education wants local school systems to move away from zero-tolerance policies and instead evaluate student discipline on a case-by-case basis.