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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.
School Start Time Changes Shelved; Group Says 'Inaction' Will Harm Students

School Start Time Changes Shelved; Group Says 'Inaction' Will Harm Students

A plan to change school start times has been shelved in the Montgomery County Public Schools. The group Start School Later says the "inaction" will hurt students.
MoCo School Board to Vote on Later School Start Times

MoCo School Board to Vote on Later School Start Times

Montgomery County School Board members will soon decide if high school start times should be pushed back to 8:15 a.m., with dismissal moved to 3 p.m.
11 Maryland Students to Compete in National Spelling Bee This Week

11 Maryland Students to Compete in National Spelling Bee This Week

Computer testing at the national bee got under way today at National Harbor. Look for live coverage this week on ESPN channels.
Blair High School Student Named U.S. Presidential Scholar

Blair High School Student Named U.S. Presidential Scholar

A Montgomery County Public Schools student has been named a 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholar.
Leaders Agree on Montgomery County Schools Budget for FY2015

Leaders Agree on Montgomery County Schools Budget for FY2015

The County Council plans to use reserve funds from the school system's health care trust funds to make up the shortfall in funding for school system operations next year.
County Students Win National Merit $2,500 Scholarships

County Students Win National Merit $2,500 Scholarships

Twenty-five Montgomery County Public Schools students from nine different high schools have been awarded National Merit $2,500 Scholarships.
Darnestown Mother Receives National PTA Life Achievement Award

Darnestown Mother Receives National PTA Life Achievement Award

Kelley Rogers has been a part of the PTA for 10 years.
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.
Montgomery Schools Add One More Snow Day to Waiver Request

Montgomery Schools Add One More Snow Day to Waiver Request

Montgomery County Public Schools have asked the state to waive five snow days. The district has canceled school ten days this year because of winter storms.
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.