April 17, 2014

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MCPS Issues Heat Guidelines for Fall Sports Practices

08/10/12

MCPS Issues Heat Guidelines for Fall Sports Practices

Website provides tips on health and safety for student-athletes

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More than 1,400 Students Reading for Fun at Wootton High School

08/03/12

More than 1,400 Students Reading for Fun at Wootton High School

Principal says that kids flock to volunteer summer reading program

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Drive for Supplies Nets More Than Six Tons for Needy Kids

07/26/12

Drive for Supplies Nets More Than Six Tons for Needy Kids

Nonprofits, families pick up boxes of used school stuff

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State Department Offers College Students Virtual Internships

07/19/12

State Department Offers College Students Virtual Internships

Application deadline is July 20 for fall eInternships

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The Slippery Slope of Cheating

07/13/12

The Slippery Slope of Cheating

Do students really understand how to define academic dishonesty?

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Newport Mill Middle School Parents to Meet with MCPS

07/06/12

Newport Mill Middle School Parents to Meet with MCPS

Parents want more academic rigor, safety improvements at Kensington school

Posted at 12:17 PM | Permalink | Comments

Parents: Donate Used School Supplies to Needy Kids

06/28/12

Parents: Donate Used School Supplies to Needy Kids

Donations accepted at MCPS’s Richard Montgomery High School through July 6

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Do Calculators Belong in the Classroom?

06/22/12

Do Calculators Belong in the Classroom?

MCPS says it needs to develop guidelines on how and when to use them

Posted at 11:48 AM | Permalink | Comments: 1

Does MCPS’s New Math Curriculum Add Up?

06/15/12

Does MCPS’s New Math Curriculum Add Up?

Pace of Curriculum 2.0 raises concerns for parents of advanced kids

Posted at 11:35 AM | Permalink | Comments

Families call for big changes at MCPS middle school

06/08/12

Families call for big changes at MCPS middle school

Parents call for safe and rigorous academic environment.

Posted at 12:47 PM | Permalink | Comments: 8

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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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