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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.
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.