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Engineering Innovation Program at Johns Hopkins Montgomery County Campus

07/26/16

Engineering Innovation Program at Johns Hopkins Montgomery County Campus

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Quiz: What Role Did a Horse Play in the Founding of Silver Spring?

07/26/16

Quiz: What Role Did a Horse Play in the Founding of Silver Spring?

Click for list of potential answers

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07/26/16

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What role did a horse play in the founding of Silver Spring?   ANSWER: B: It drank from a mica-infused spring The founding of Silver Spring is a tale involving a Washington, D.C., newspaper editor named Francis Preston Blair, and his daughter, Elizabeth, and a fall from a horse. As the story goes, the pair was riding on the Old Seventh Street Turnpike, now Georgia Avenue, looking for land on which to build a summer house away from Washington’s heat. The year was 1840 and, according to one version of the story, Elizabeth fell from her horse, which trotted away and was later found drinking from the spring. Francis Blair liked the spot so much that he bought 250 acres and built his summer estate there. Taking inspiration from the water’s sparkling...

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Chevy Chase Residents in Leaked DNC Emails; MCPS Releases Memo About Cases of Abuse

07/26/16

Chevy Chase Residents in Leaked DNC Emails; MCPS Releases Memo About Cases of Abuse

News, announcements and other helpful links for Tuesday morning

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Rock Spring Recommendations Provide Array of Options To Address School Overcrowding

07/25/16

Rock Spring Recommendations Provide Array of Options To Address School Overcrowding

Walter Johnson High School is projected to keep growing even without additional development

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Hooters To Close Rockville Pike Location in Wake of Officer’s Death

07/25/16

Hooters To Close Rockville Pike Location in Wake of Officer’s Death

The restaurant served a customer who later drove off and struck Officer Noah Leotta in December

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Peruvian Chicken Restaurant To Open in Kensington

07/25/16

Peruvian Chicken Restaurant To Open in Kensington

The name may be familiar to some in the neighborhood

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Inside Bethesda’s Newest Multimillion Dollar Condos

07/25/16

Inside Bethesda’s Newest Multimillion Dollar Condos

Move-ins have started at The Lauren

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Quincy’s Opens in Bethesda

07/25/16

Quincy’s Opens in Bethesda

The new Del Ray Avenue restaurant is the business’s third location

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Week Ahead: Board of Education To Outline Goals for Upcoming School Year; Planning Board To Review Major Wisconsin Avenue Project

07/25/16

Week Ahead: Board of Education To Outline Goals for Upcoming School Year; Planning Board To Review Major Wisconsin Avenue Project

Plus: Outdoor movies screening in Bethesda this week

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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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