July 12, 2011 |
A reduction of nearly 10 percent in the athletics budget for the upcoming school year will force Montgomery County Public Schools to shorten the seasons of all junior varsity teams, and pay football coaches stipends for only one practice during the traditional "two-a-days" during the first week of practice. The MCPS budget, announced last month, included trims totaling $751,900 in athletics funding for fiscal year 2012 as part of $17.4 million reduction from the Board of Education.
September 6, 2013 |
A Montgomery County school board member once told me, "There are no bad schools in Montgomery County. " This is sort of true, but so stellar a reputation often distracts people from the real problems Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) faces, such as a persistent achievement gap, de facto segregation by class and race and suggestions of middle-class flight. To tackle these difficult problems, families, community leaders and school administrators need to face a hard truth: MCPS just isn't so great anymore.
June 20, 2013 |
Montgomery County Public Schools officials are investigating whether anyone at a school for special education students improperly used funds that some students earned through a work-study program. Parents allege that school staff opened bank accounts for their children and withdrew cash without parental consent. The staff under investigation work at Rock Terrace School in Rockville, according to school officials. The school is designed for students between the ages of 12 and 21 who...
November 27, 2012
Superintendent, Montgomery County Public Schools Dr. Starr began his tenure as Montgomery County Public Schools' superintendent of schools on July 1, 2011, after having been the superintendent in Stamford, Connecticut. Starr is a passionate champion for all students and is committed to ensuring that Montgomery County Public Schools meets the needs of students across the spectrum. This appointment builds upon the work Dr. Starr began as a teacher in 1993. Starr was the superintendent in Stamford from 2005 to 2011, where he distinguished himself...
August 6, 2012
Lois Stoner, 82, a retired Montgomery County public schools legislative aide, died of cancer July 13 at her home in Rockville. Her death was confirmed by her son James Stoner. Lois Oblender was born in Lancaster, Pa. She graduated from Pennsylvania's Swarthmore College in 1951 and settled in the Washington area after receiving a master's degree in teaching from Harvard University in 1953. From 1981 to 2000, Mrs. Stoner worked for Montgomery County public schools on lobbying efforts at the Maryland legislature.
March 15, 2013
In the March 12 Style article " Who is this guy? ," about White House legislative affairs director Miguel Rodriguez, The Post wrote, "Education was important to his parents, so they sent him to Mater Dei, a Catholic school in Bethesda, and later to Georgetown Preparatory School. " Does that mean if education were not important to his parents, they would have sent him to Montgomery County public schools? Thomas Corwin , Bethesda