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External school bus cameras document unsafe motorists

Montgomery County school buses are now equipped with external cameras, keeping an eye on surrounding drivers when the stop sign is out and the red lights are on.

Tags: school bus , school bus cameras , traffic enforcement , todd watkins , Adam Tuss , Paul D. Shinkman

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 10:20am EDT

Support for school veggie gardens growing

The Montgomery County Council and community gardening groups have been trying to place vegetable gardens at Montgomery County schools, using the food grown in the gardens for student lunches.

Tags: Montgomery County Council , vegetable garden , Gordon Clark , Sean Gallagher , Dr. Jerry Weast , George Leventhal , Valerie Ervin , Kate Ryan

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 12:29am EDT

Merit pay for teachers: Is it worth it?

A recent nation-wide U.S. Department of Education initiative to pay some teachers based on merit has spurred a local debate on implementing the system for area public schools.

Tags: merit pay , teachers , Fairfax County Public Schools , Loudoun County Public Schools , Edgar B. Hatrick , edgar hatrick , Hank Silverberg , Paul D. Shinkman

Friday - 10/08/2010, 03:14pm EDT

Montgomery County council examining layoff possibilities

It's early in the budget process, but Montgomery County already sees a $143 million budget gap. And the county's Director of Budget and Management Joseph Beach tells WTOP layoffs are likely.

Tags: Montgomery County Council , Joseph Beach , ike leggett , Nancy Floreen , Maintenance of Effort , Marc Elrich , Maryland Department Of Education , Kate Ryan

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 07:51pm EDT

Will Montgomery County replace Weast with Rhee?

After more than a decade as Montgomery County School Superintendent, Dr. Jerry Weast will be leaving his position at the end of the school year. The resignation has prompted the Montgomery County School Board to begin the search for a new school chief.

Tags: Montgomery County Board of Education , Montgomery County Council , Jerry Weast , Michelle Rhee , Chris Barclay , Maintenance of Effort , Kate Ryan

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 06:52pm EDT

Cameras will nab drivers who pass school buses

A different kind of camera is being installed on some school buses in the area.

Tags: school bus cameras , Frederick County Public Schools , Beverly Swaim-Staley , Adam Tuss

Wednesday - 09/01/2010, 02:38pm EDT

MCPS holding back-to-school fair Saturday

Montgomery County Public Schools is holding a back-to-school fair Saturday to help students and parents get ready to return to the classroom.

Tags: Eric Davis , back-to-school

Saturday - 08/28/2010, 10:36am EDT

Search for new superintendent will take some time

Across the country, school superintendents face an incredibly demanding job. In many jurisdictions, heads of school systems last no more than two years. The pressure associated with the position is no different in Montgomery County, where expectations are always high.

Tags: Jerry Weast , Montgomery County School Board , Laura Berthiaume , Mona Signer , Kate Ryan

Tuesday - 08/24/2010, 09:33pm EDT
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