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High School Sports: The Best of Montgomery County Baseball

06/30/16

High School Sports: The Best of Montgomery County Baseball

A list of top performers from player of the year to biggest breakout season

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MCPS Settles Lawsuit with MSI Soccer, Paving Way for New Artificial Turf Fields at Four Schools

06/30/16

MCPS Settles Lawsuit with MSI Soccer, Paving Way for New Artificial Turf Fields at Four Schools

Plan could provide fields at Winston Churchill, Walt Whitman and Albert Einstein high schools, as well as Julius West Middle School

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After Fatal Collisions, State Will Conduct Safety Review of Two Bethesda Roads

06/30/16

After Fatal Collisions, State Will Conduct Safety Review of Two Bethesda Roads

State transportation secretary said studies are in response to “Day of Action” held in November

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Police Looking for Burglars Who Stole iPads From Chevy Chase School

06/30/16

Police Looking for Burglars Who Stole iPads From Chevy Chase School

Police believe at least one of the suspects stole a BMW earlier that evening in Bethesda

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Clark Enterprises Spearheads Renewed Push Against Redevelopment of Bethesda Metro Plaza

06/30/16

Clark Enterprises Spearheads Renewed Push Against Redevelopment of Bethesda Metro Plaza

Bethesda-based construction company opposes new high-rise next to its headquarters

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Daily Quiz: Which Critically Acclaimed Author Credits Her ‘Love of Books’ in Part to the Hours She Spent as a Child in the Bethesda Library?

06/30/16

Daily Quiz: Which Critically Acclaimed Author Credits Her ‘Love of Books’ in Part to the Hours She Spent as a Child in the Bethesda Library?

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06/30/16

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Which critically acclaimed author credits her “love of books” in part to the hours she spent as a child in the Bethesda Library?   ANSWER: D: Tracy Chevalier Bethesda-born Tracy Chevalier’s best known book is Girl With a Pearl Earring. She told Bethesda Magazine in 2006: “My mother was ill when I was young, and died when I was 8, so I had a lot of unsupervised time on my hands. I used to go to the library every week, where the children’s librarian set aside books for me. I’d get a stack, go home, lie on my bed and just devour them.”  Source: Bethesda Magazine  

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Hogan to Fight for Road Projects; Hoeber Named to ‘Young Guns’

06/30/16

Hogan to Fight for Road Projects; Hoeber Named to ‘Young Guns’

News, announcements and other helpful links for Thursday morning

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Small Bites: Two Anticipated Beer Destinations Apply for County Alcohol Licenses

06/29/16

Small Bites: Two Anticipated Beer Destinations Apply for County Alcohol Licenses

Plus: A celebrity from Bethesda opens new restaurant in D.C.

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Where 2016 Grads From 7 Area Private Schools Are Going to College

06/29/16

Where 2016 Grads From 7 Area Private Schools Are Going to College

Seven Bethesda-area private schools have released the names of the colleges and universities that their 2016 graduates will attend. For each school, you’ll find the names of the colleges and the number of students who will be attending. When there’s no number following the name of the college, it means that only one student will be attending.     Seven Bethesda-area private schools have released the names of the colleges and universities that their 2016 graduates will attend. For each school, you’ll find the names of the colleges and the number of students who will be attending. When there’s no number following the name of the college, it means that only one student will be attending. Most Popular Colleges: Princeton University (4)...

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Education Matters will discuss the news and issues affecting both public and private schools in Montgomery County. We want to talk about what’s happening inside—and outside—the classroom, who’s making the grade and who isn’t.

Julie Rasicot is a former newspaper reporter and managing editor who’s been writing about education for 25 years. She’s a veteran PTA and classroom volunteer who’s the mother of two girls—an eighth-grader and a fifth-grader—attending MCPS schools. None of that seems to matter, though, when she’s struggling to help her kids with their math homework.

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