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July 2, 2020 | Tori Bergel

MCPS Superintendent Writes Letter Addressing Allegations of School Sexual Assault

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith sent out a letter Wednesday addressing recent allegations of sexual assault and harassment within the county’s schools. The letter, directed at parents, students and MCPS faculty, was the second sent by Smith in the past week. In it, he talks about procedures already in place through MCPS […]

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June 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Whitman Students Demand Expulsion of Students Charged in Racist Incident

Walt Whitman High School SGA members signed a Racism Accountability Letter demanding that the students involved with spray painting a noose and a racial slur on a utility shed near the school be expelled.  “We are calling on school administration to punish perpetrators of this crime and expel the two students who still attend Walt […]

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May 4, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘More and More Likely’ Schools Will Be Closed for School Year, MCPS Superintendent Says

“Maryland has not closed all of its schools for the rest of the school year, but that seems more and more likely,” Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith said at a virtual county council meeting Monday.  On April 17, State Superintendent Karen Salmon announced that Maryland public schools will remain closed through […]

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April 23, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Hogan Sends Letter To Trump Administration About Federal Employee Telework Policy

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday he sent a joint regional letter with the help of D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to the Trump administration urging them to continue telework for federal employees. The extension of the telework policy would help to ensure the safety of federal workers, Hogan stated. “While of […]

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March 3, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Racist Graffiti Spray Painted on Walt Whitman High School Campus

The Montgomery County Police Department was notified on Sunday, March 1, that racist graffiti containing the n-word was spray painted on Walt Whitman High School’s campus. Walt Whitman’s Principal Dr. Robert Dodd emailed a letter to parents Monday morning informing them of the incident. Montgomery County Public Schools is investigating the incident alongside MCPD. In […]

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February 26, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Updates on Coronavirus, Confirms No Cases in Maryland

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) updated parents and guardians about the coronavirus in an email today.  MCPS referenced a report released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that said while there are cases of the illness in the U.S., it is not spreading. There have been 53 cases in the U.S., […]

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June 6, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Blair Ewing Principal Communicates to Families Regarding Teacher’s Death

A Montgomery County school teacher was discovered deceased at her home in Clinton, Md. Monday night. Anika Browne taught at the Blair Ewing Center in Rockville. The Prince George’s police are investigating Browne’s death as a “domestic-related murder/suicide.” In a letter sent home to the families, Principal Damien Ingram described Browne as a teacher who […]

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May 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Respond to Council’s Call for More Body Camera Footage

Montgomery County police released a statement May 16, in response to the county council’s letter requesting more information about the May 9th incident involving an officer using a racial slur in Silver Spring. All nine councilmembers signed a letter on May 15 calling for the police to release body camera footage from all officers involved […]

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January 28, 2019 | Staff Writer

USPS Taking Another Nickel to Send a Letter

It’ll cost an extra nickel to send a letter. The U.S. Postal Service raised rates from 50 cents to 55 cents — a 10 percent increase. Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail also increased by almost 10 percent, the biggest price increase in USPS history. The increase went into effect Sunday. According to USPS, price […]

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October 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Senators Support Legal Action Against FAA on Flight Noise

U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen on Thursday expressed their support for Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh to pursue legal action against the Federal Aviation Administration over airplane noise near large airports. Residents have complained about the excessive noise from Baltimore-Washington Thurgood International Airport in Hanover and Reagan National Airport in Washington. In […]

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