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Montgomery County Public Schools will spend about $15 million on 40,000 laptops and tablets. Credit: Screenshot from Montgomery County Public School's Strategic Technology Plan video
Darla Tagrin July 20, 2014 at 08:33 am
I am wondering if students in special ed classes will be left out of this initiative, as they wereRead More with the Promethean boards. MCPS keeps saying that there is not enough money to provide ipads necessary for communication, but there is always unspent money left in the special ed accounts, which then gets dumped into the general fund. If this is so, it is discrimination of the most blatant kind.
Student report cards were mailed home Friday, June 27, says the Montgomery County schools website, after a delay to change grades for algebra students. File|Patch
Bob July 1, 2014 at 10:40 am
any common cause impact?
Bob July 1, 2014 at 10:41 am
any common core impact?
Barbara July 1, 2014 at 02:01 pm
If we lower our standards enough, everyone can pass. IMHO, this is just teaching our kids to findRead More something to blame things on and what kind of message does it send to the ones who earned their grade fair and square??
Alicia Jensen. Courtesy of TheKnockoutProject.com.
Chuck Burton June 21, 2014 at 10:11 am
Emotional support can be as important as medical, and even financial support for all kinds ofRead More conditions. Traditional sources of treatment often largely ignore the mind-body connection during and after treatment to the detriment of the best outcomes.
Current sideline concussion tests analyze balance and short-term memory, but the King-Devick test looks for vision-related problems. Credit: College News Service
Harford County Native June 17, 2014 at 10:16 am
I thought they already did that by holding up two or three fingers real quick and say how manyRead More fingers am I holding up then say good go play.
One Maryland high school football coach says education at the grassroots level through programs such as Heads Up Football is an effective method for cutting down on head injuries. File|Patch
Kim Cooke June 16, 2014 at 07:47 am
Worried this will hurt the game? That's become an interesting phrase. But exactly what does itRead More mean? Lower attendance? Less enjoyable for fans? Does any of that trump the safety of the players? Sometimes I can't comprehend the level of egotism and selfishness. It's particularly worrisome in people who work with kids. I love football, but I put the players' welfare before my pleasure.
Steve June 16, 2014 at 10:47 pm
I once scored four touchdowns in one high school game. Then I married the red headed devil, became aRead More shoe salesman. My life is over
Walter Gilbert June 17, 2014 at 11:48 am
Let's face it: Football is a violent game. I can't imagine anyone letting their child play such anRead More injury-prone "sport". Sadly, from the trash movies and video games that our kids are weaned on, violence seems to be part of our culture. Too bad.
A plan to change school start times has been shelved in the Montgomery County Public Schools, and the group Start School Later says the "inaction" will hurt students. File|Patch
Bob June 11, 2014 at 10:41 am
$20m additional cost. Drop in the bucket considering $2.25 billion annual budget.
Deb Emerich Stahl June 11, 2014 at 12:11 pm
HS students should absolutely have later start times - but elementary day runs late for many kids asRead More it is. Not convinced anyone tried very hard to make this work.
Rae Anne Resident June 2, 2014 at 09:35 am
Only a grate fool wood let they kids eat food from school. make they lunchers youselves. it aintRead More rockem science.
Solange Kincaid June 2, 2014 at 01:45 pm
When did a school lunch become such a primary event in a students' life? A home-served dinner shouldRead More be the primary meal event where the kiddies share daily events and nosh on the freshly prepared healthy foods selected by the nurturing adult in the home. School lunches should provide the kiddies with quick energy and inexpensive staples like mac 'n cheese, fries, chocolate milk, and ice cream. Volunteer in an Arlington public school cafeteria and see for yourself the food that is trashed daily that could probably alleviate the starving masses in India and Nigeria for a day! Kids also feel stigmatized by signing in with a school ID that designates free lunch recipients whereas the other kids produce the cash. School-provided breakfasts also rely on bagels and buns - all prone to add to obesity. Parents who don't take the time to provide breakfast to a kid are worthless.
Charlene Culpepper June 9, 2014 at 04:37 pm
I am 65 yrs old and remember eating in the school cafeteria for many years. The food was so so butRead More it was also a break from the old standby of PB&J or bologna sandwiches that was standard lunch fare in our household. My folks mixed it up but we also paid per day for every lunch we ate at school.. There is no right or wrong way to do this.. Make lunches at school cheaper or better tasting... My grand kids simply don't eat if the cafeteria serves crappy tasting food or if they don't like what I make for them at home.. Ergo, they don't eat anything from 7:30 in the morning when they have breakfast until at least 3:30 in the afternoon when they come home starving... I'm pretty sure most kids are like that since mom and dad are not there to insure that they eat.. Kids will be kids...
Eleven Maryland students competed to bring the title from the Scripps National Spelling Bee home this week. File|Patch
Henry Lefkowitz May 29, 2014 at 06:26 am
The correct spelling is "zydeco," not "zyedeco." Please proofread your article.Read More For an article about the spelling bee, there's no excuse for misspellings, especially when the words used are available, among other places, on the spelling bee's web site.
K. Savoy May 29, 2014 at 08:44 am
Too bad it's also spelled pfeffernusse. Oh the irony!
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Sal Anthony May 29, 2014 at 04:46 pm
Ur c$ck breath
Sal Anthony May 29, 2014 at 07:13 pm
Prom queen 20 years old must be in the accelerated program. Must of been an aspiring rapper before aRead More freak princess
Eastsider May 30, 2014 at 11:27 am
I wonder how this was judged or was it given to her/him due to the fact of the person they are
Patch File Photo
Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 10:01 pm
We have to make people aware that our State is run by public employee Unions and we need court casesRead More like today which ruled that the California Teacher Tenure rules are unconstitutional so that we can change laws and vote people out of office who do not represent the interests of the public who pay the taxes.
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 04:19 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | <a href='http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/' > http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/home.html</a>
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 04:20 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com
Thaara Shankar. Photo Credit: Population Connection
M. Sullivan May 13, 2014 at 03:44 am
There are plenty of people in Appalachia living not much better than those in Haiti. Look in yourRead More own back yard first.
Walt Whitman High School. Photo Credit: File|Patch
Tori Hall May 13, 2014 at 09:39 am
Thank you, Patch, for covering this! (One correction, however: the quote attributed to me was inRead More fact a quote by the Whitman girls on their Facebook invitation for this even, which I passed on to Patch.) Sincerely, Tori.
Fifth-grader Shashi Arnold of Silver Spring is a finalist in the annual Doodle 4 Google contest. You have until 8 p.m. Friday to vote for her. Credit: Google
Maryellen Brady May 9, 2014 at 07:21 am
Really good idea. Your google doodle is really imaginative and funny. Well done SHASHI. Good luck,Read More no matter the results, you are a winner in my mind.
Did you have a favorite teacher? Why was that educator special? Tell us in the comment section below. File|Patch
Kathy A. Gambrell May 7, 2014 at 10:52 am
It's National Teacher Day ..and the general wisdom is that you're supposed to thank a teacher. NowRead More which one do I choose? The high school teacher who told me that I'd never do better than community college and a retail job (epic fail on her part). Or the teachers at St. Bart's who failed to teach my son to read by the third grade? Or the teacher at his current school who said he wasn't paid to work 80 hour weeks to make sure kids were successful in his class? Or perhaps his reading teacher who is so boring the kids fall asleep in her class? Or the three teachers who looked me in the eye and said learning to spell correctly wasn't a priority in their classrooms? Can you see how it's tough to honor a profession that isn't about knowledge, creativity and innovation, it's about getting by and still getting paid. Sorry no honors from this mom. #‎boostthestandards
Johns Hopkins Homewood campus
You May 7, 2014 at 10:53 am
The previous commentators are OVERLOOKING the FACTS stated! No one is saying ALL college girls... weRead More are stating that there ARE BAD APPLES among young college girls. Stop the "all girls are perfect and victims" crap. There are plenty of girls in college (and I knew a few) that are extremely promiscuous and overly, insanely sexual... YES they exist and YES they are looking to start trouble at times for attention via sleeping with multiple guys WILLINGLY then feeling guilty later and claiming rape. Rape has become a word synonymous with the race card nowadays. One says the race card or rape and suddenly someone is labeled for life EVEN when they are found not guilty. The police dropped this case because it was NOT rape.
Maryellen Brady May 7, 2014 at 05:12 pm
The problem is that the universities are making ALL suspect and punishing them for coming forward.Read More The few BAD players, is no excuse for not investigating ALL allegations seriously. RAPE is not something women fake and considering that for so many years DATE RAPE was dismissed as teens gone wild, it is time that society ACT with intent to curb the violence against women. UNIVERSITIES, the military have gotten away far too long with overlooking the truth of the violence one gender imposes on another for ego sake!
You May 7, 2014 at 06:28 pm
@Mary where are your stats that "universities are making ALL suspect and punishing them forRead More coming forward"? What punishments are occurring? The colleges and police are finding the majority of cases ill-founded and false. Where are your REAL stats? You are making assumptions and assumptions are exactly what makes BAD and false facts. I feel it is more like this... there are some seriously promiscuous, highly sexual girls in college (that may be mentally unstable) and when they suddenly feel guilty about giving it up to everyone they shout Rape. Kinda like males that suddenly shoot up a school out of now where. Yelling Rape is an instant action which gains attention from people of power and advocates which throw money and attention to them. The girls who cry wolf are the ones crushing the reality of true rape (which is horrible of course). I am very speculative about how many young girls are just crying wolf for attention after having sex with a male. The Duke case is the perfect example which has occurred over and over the past 15 years and hurts the reality of rape. Girls looking for money and attention after willingly having sex with men in a college world.
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