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Morning Notes

By Aaron Kraut

Tuesday - 7/30/2013, 8:50am  ET

Flickr photo by dany20mh

Latest MCPS Math Final Exam Results Show High Failure Rates — Overall, 45 percent of MCPS high school students in eight math courses failed their June final exams, similar to results from the fall semester that have caused concern from parents and the school system. Some rates improved, while failure rates for Geometry (71 percent) and Algebra 1 (68 percent) got worse. MCPS is examining a number of factors, including student apathy about the exams, which are factored in with course grades when it comes to passing the class. About 500 students simply didn’t show up for their Algebra 1 final exams in June. [Washington Post]

Restaurant Week Favorites — A local blogger talks some of the best restaurants to try during this week’s Bethesda-Chevy Chase Summer Restaurant Week, which runs until Sunday. [InTheCapital]

Max Brenner Opens Wednesday — The long-awaited Max Brenner chocolate restaurant at Bethesda Row finally has a firm open date: Wednesday at 8 a.m. [Max Brenner via Twitter]

High Cost Of High School Sports Unlikely To Net Your Kid A Scholarship — It can cost thousands of dollars to buy high school athletes equipment, pay for transportation and finance club teams. But only two percent of high school athletes nationwide are awarded scholarships to play in college and the average scholarship is $11,000. That’s an amount that parents of Montgomery County high school athletes can easily surpass. [The Gazette]

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