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Oculus CEO's $31M Gift to UMD Is Largest in University History

Oculus CEO's $31M Gift to UMD Is Largest in University History

Brendan Iribe, a Maryland native who made a fortune selling his company to Facebook, is financing a computer science building on campus.
Newest Whooping Cough Case Reported at Gaithersburg School

Newest Whooping Cough Case Reported at Gaithersburg School

More than 1,000 Montgomery County school students don't have state-required vaccinations. Clinics will likely be held next week.
County to Hold Free Vaccination Clinics in 9 MCPS Schools

County to Hold Free Vaccination Clinics in 9 MCPS Schools

Seventh-graders in Montgomery County are required to have vaccines for whooping cough in order to attend school.
Whooping Cough Cases Increase in Montgomery County Schools

Whooping Cough Cases Increase in Montgomery County Schools

Officials now say 15 students in public schools have been treated for the contagious respiratory disease. The newest case is in Bethesda.
MoCo Student Has a Chance to Win $25K

MoCo Student Has a Chance to Win $25K

Eighth-grader Katherine Wu from Takoma Park Middle School is a finalist in a national science challenge.
Maryland Teacher on Leave for Mental Health, Not Novels

Maryland Teacher on Leave for Mental Health, Not Novels

Police are reportedly investigating the Eastern Shore educator for reasons other than school shooting literature.
Thousands Without Vaccines Required to Start School

Thousands Without Vaccines Required to Start School

Montgomery County families must show proof that their seventh-graders have been vaccinated or they will be kept out of school.
Middle School Educator Named State Finalist for Teacher of the Year

Middle School Educator Named State Finalist for Teacher of the Year

Jane Lindsay teaches eighth grade at John Poole Middle School in Poolesville.
Students at Four MoCo Schools Exposed to Whooping Cough

Students at Four MoCo Schools Exposed to Whooping Cough

Twelve Montgomery students have become ill with the contagious respiratory disease. All the kids attended a science camp in Pennsylvania.
MoCo Board of Education Seeks Public Comment on Revisions to Student Discipline

MoCo Board of Education Seeks Public Comment on Revisions to Student Discipline

The Policy JGA, Student Discipline has been updated to align with new state regulations.
Head of Seneca Academy Visits School in India

Head of Seneca Academy Visits School in India

Dr. Brooke Carroll is establishing a system for Darnestown teachers and students to work with peers in India.
Rockville Teen Killed in Ohio Plane Crash

Rockville Teen Killed in Ohio Plane Crash

Abraham Pishevar II, a graduate of Georgetown Preparatory School and a freshman at Case Western Reserve University, died in Ohio Monday.
MoCo Students, Staff Share #mcpsfirstday Highlights

MoCo Students, Staff Share #mcpsfirstday Highlights

Students were welcomed back to the classroom by administrators and staff Monday in the Montgomery County Public Schools.
Gaithersburg Book Festival Launches 5th Annual Short Story Contest

Gaithersburg Book Festival Launches 5th Annual Short Story Contest

High school students have a chance to win $100. Find full details for the contest here.
MoCo Schools Superintendent Does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

MoCo Schools Superintendent Does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Who did Joshua Starr tag after completing the ice bucket challenge?
MoCo Student Wins Prize in National Essay Contest

MoCo Student Wins Prize in National Essay Contest

What did Poolesville High School senior Mahya Bigdeli win in the Go for Broke High School and College Student Essay Contest?
How do Maryland Schools Rank Against Other States?

How do Maryland Schools Rank Against Other States?

A new study by WalletHub ranks Maryland lower than studies in the past.
Back to School: 2014-15 Calendar in Montgomery County

Back to School: 2014-15 Calendar in Montgomery County

You already know school starts Aug. 25. So, when is the last day (and all the breaks in between)?

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