The Observer

Budget shortfalls put school busing at risk

By By Justin Rheingold, News Editor

December 22, 2010


Filed under Top Stories

After a report published last February that detailed Montgomery County’s budget shortfall, legislators in the Maryland general assembly have been hard at work trying to close the deficit. Though it has since been withdrawn from consideration, a bill proposed by Maryland Senator Richard Madaleno (D-18,...

CHS adopts new MCPS-mandated website platform

By By Justin Rheingold, News Editor

September 30, 2010


Filed under Uncategorized

  Near the end of the last school year, the CHS web team adopted a new platform for its website, the third different design in less than a year. Unlike the old website, which was designed by CHS alumnus Alex Leventer, the new one is nearly identical to those of the majority of MCPS schools. "M...

County budget crisis leads to cuts, but not furloughs

By By Justin Rheingold, News Editor

May 28, 2010


Filed under Uncategorized

With the nation’s economic struggles continuing to affect everyday life, and governments across the nation being forced to reduce spending and extinguish deficits, Montgomery County is attempting to make further cuts to the school system’s budget for next year. Although the school system already...

Maryland registration age lowered

By By Yasmin Akbari, Online News Editor, and Justin Rheingold, News Editor

May 6, 2010


Filed under Top Stories

The Maryland legislature recently passed a law allowing students to register to vote when they turn 16. The law, which is awaiting the signature of Gov. Martin O’Malley, is intended to make the voting process easier by extending the registration period. Lawmakers hope that the law will increase...

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