April 16, 2014

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More than 3,700 people sign petition to change MCPS high school start times

10/19/12

More than 3,700 people sign petition to change MCPS high school start times

Local group says students would benefit from starting later

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How to Stay Safe After School

10/12/12

How to Stay Safe After School

Montgomery County police offer tips to kids heading home alone

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Montgomery County School Board President: We Must Be Vigilant

10/03/12

Montgomery County School Board President: We Must Be Vigilant

President says members acted decisively in Picca case

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State Board Upholds Firing of MCPS Teacher

09/28/12

State Board Upholds Firing of MCPS Teacher

Elementary school teacher was accused of 'inappropriate conduct'

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The Big Lie: Writing the School Absence Note

09/25/12

The Big Lie: Writing the School Absence Note

MCPS parents say rules sometimes leave no choice when teens miss school

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Can’t Find a School for Your Gifted Child? Start Your Own

09/14/12

Can’t Find a School for Your Gifted Child? Start Your Own

North Potomac couple operates Feynman School at Bethesda church

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Looking for the Right College? Check This Out

09/07/12

Looking for the Right College? Check This Out

Walter Johnson High’s College Data Guide Provides Helpful Statistics

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New MCPS School Honors Life of Local Holocaust Survivor

08/31/12

New MCPS School Honors Life of Local Holocaust Survivor

Silver Spring elementary school named for former MCPS teacher

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Parents Want MCPS To Meet Needs of Gifted Kids

08/24/12

Parents Want MCPS To Meet Needs of Gifted Kids

Newport Mill Middle School to Offer ‘Flexible Grouping’ in Advanced English

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African-American Students Face Higher Suspension Rates in MCPS High Schools

08/17/12

African-American Students Face Higher Suspension Rates in MCPS High Schools

District follows national trend; administrators working on ways to alleviate disparity

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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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