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Katy Perry Meets Inspiring Teachers, Students During Prismatic Tour

Katy Perry Meets Inspiring Teachers, Students During Prismatic Tour

DC teacher Michelle Lee of Silver Spring among educators receiving full funding for classroom projects.
MD Football Coaches Worry Rule Changes Could Hurt Game

MD Football Coaches Worry Rule Changes Could Hurt Game

One Maryland high school football coach says education at the grassroots level through programs such as Heads Up Football is an effective method for cutting down on head injuries.
Many MD. High Schools Lack Athletic Trainers, Concerns Raised About Safety

Many MD. High Schools Lack Athletic Trainers, Concerns Raised About Safety

Anne Arundel and three other counties had full-time athletic trainers in all high schools for the 2013-2014 school year. Meanwhile, Baltimore City Public Schools and the Prince George's Coun
Sister Kathleen Lannak Awarded 2014 Distinguished Principal of the Year

Sister Kathleen Lannak Awarded 2014 Distinguished Principal of the Year

The principal of St. John the Evangelist School in Silver Spring has been named the Archdiocese of Washington’s Distinguished Principal of the Year.
Help: Maryland Girl Needs You To Vote In Oodles for Doodle 4 Google Contest

Help: Maryland Girl Needs You To Vote In Oodles for Doodle 4 Google Contest

Fifth-grader Shashi Arnold of Silver Spring is a finalist in the annual Doodle 4 Google contest. You have until 8 p.m. Friday to vote for her and her school.
Students March to 'Close the Gap' in Montgomery County Schools

Students March to 'Close the Gap' in Montgomery County Schools

Participants marched to call attention to the increasingly stark performance differences based on income and race.
University of MD Hockey Player Believed Dead of Drug Overdose

University of MD Hockey Player Believed Dead of Drug Overdose

University of Maryland ice hockey player Michael Mutryn of Potomac was found dead Sunday, possibly from a drug overdose. He was a graduate of Churchill High School.
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.
MoCo Schools Leader a Finalist for Hartford, CT Superintendent Post

MoCo Schools Leader a Finalist for Hartford, CT Superintendent Post

Dr. Beth Schiavino-Narvaez, a deputy superintendent in Montgomery County, is a finalist for the top schools post in Hartford, CT.
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.
Maryland Leaders Reject Request from Montgomery Schools to Forgive Snow Days

Maryland Leaders Reject Request from Montgomery Schools to Forgive Snow Days

School year could extend farther into summer break.
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 Announce Decision on Tuesday Classes

Montgomery Schools Announce Decision on Tuesday Classes

Will classes be called off again because of snowy weather?
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.