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MCPS teachers join a Red of Ed protest during the MCPS Board of Education meeting on Oct. 26. Many issues including wages and working conditions are at the center of attention.

Teachers call out Board of Ed. for school system changes

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor December 1, 2021

The wind roared, making the sub-50 degree weather feel like a blizzard. Although the conditions were unbearable, the teachers persevered. For hours on end, tens of teachers stood outside the MCPS Board...

Despite only six MCPS high schools offering it, the need for financial literacy courses increases. With the resolution on track to be officially finalized in January 2022, this goal could soon come   true

Board of Edu. passes financial literacy graduation requisite

By Jeremy Chung, Assistant News Editor November 23, 2021

On Nov. 9, the Board of Education (BOE), in a unanimous vote, passed a resolution to include financial literacy as one of the required courses to graduate. However, this resolution does not mean it is...

Superintendent Joshua Starr requested an additional $220.8 million be added to the county’s school construction budget.

CIP amendments to help deal with growing student population

By Pablo Roa, Production Editor December 1, 2014

In an effort to address capacity issues caused by MCPS’s ever-growing student population, Superintendent Joshua Starr requested an additional $220.8 million be added to the county’s school construction...

BOE reviews policy after controversy

BOE reviews policy after controversy

By Sarah Reitzes, News Editor March 26, 2012

The Montgomery County Board of Education (BOE) voted to re-examine its flier distribution policy Feb. 27 after receiving complaints about fliers distributed by Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX)...

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