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Whitman High School Celebrates as Two Teams Head to State Basketball Semifinals

Both the boys and girls teams will play in the Class 4A state semifinals Thursday
03/09/16

Board of Education Approves Contract for New Superintendent Jack Smith

Smith will start July 1 at an annual salary of $275,000
03/08/16

Montgomery County Teachers’ Union Won’t Make Endorsement In Five-Way Board of Education Primary

MCEA endorsed incumbent Phil Kauffman in 2012 primary and made endorsements in busy 2014 primary season
03/03/16

Board of Education Incumbent Faces Off Against Four Challengers in First Candidates’ Forum

One candidate repeatedly criticized the performance of at-large member Phil Kauffman at event dominated by talk of closing the achievement gap
03/01/16

Some Upcounty Residents Not Happy With Board Suggestions For New School Name

The Board of Education suggested naming new Clarksburg middle school for former Wootton High School Principal Michael Doran or one of three other former school system officials
02/25/16

Two Students Win Primary for Board of Education Seat

Incumbent and other candidate will face off in April election
02/23/16

Four Students Face Off For Seat on Board of Education

Monday’s primary to narrow field to two candidates for April election
02/22/16

Bethesda Jeopardy! Champion Now Headed to Bigger Tournament

Sam Deutsch says he’ll spend prize money from winning college championship on travel in Europe and law school
02/17/16

Class of 2015 Graduation Rate Declined Slightly in Montgomery County Public Schools

About 90 percent of students graduated within four years
02/15/16

Montgomery County Public Schools To Open On Two-Hour Delay Tuesday

Snow falling Tuesday morning caused two-hour delay
02/09/16

Board of Education Will Ask For $45 Million More in Next Year’s Schools Budget Than Superintendent Requested

Board has prioritized its request with three tiers that include funding for more teachers and a bigger high school graduation venue
02/08/16

UPDATED: Legislators Rail Against Funding Delay for Universities at Shady Grove Expansion

Gov. Larry Hogan delayed the funds in his latest budget and local lawmakers want to know why
02/08/16

After Uncertainty Surrounding Joshua Starr’s Resignation, Officials Express Confidence in New Superintendent Pick

Board of Education introduced Jack Smith as the school system’s next leader almost a year after Starr’s departure
02/05/16

Montgomery County School System Announces Jack Smith As Choice for New Superintendent

Smith is set to start July 1 as schools chief
02/04/16

Whitman Grad Takes #SororityRevamp Message to Today Show

The Syracuse University public relations student quit her sorority and made a YouTube video explaining why
02/04/16

Report: Board of Education Expected to Name Jack Smith As New Superintendent

Smith, who is the interim state superintendent of schools, was Calvert County schools superintendent for seven years
02/04/16

College Student from Bethesda Wins Jeopardy!

Sam Deutsch made it through the quarterfinals of the College Championship Wednesday night
02/04/16

Two Late Entries Create Five-Way Contest for At-Large School Board Seat

Ex-D.C. school official, former teacher Ibanez file just ahead of deadline
02/04/16

Board of Education to Announce New School System Superintendent In Special Thursday Meeting

The board will conditionally appoint the new schools chief, who will start July 1
02/04/16

County School System Begins Boundary-Drawing Process for New Bethesda-Chevy Chase Middle School

Monday’s first public meeting on process drew about 80 parents
02/02/16
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