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Morning Notes

By Aaron Kraut

Friday - 1/17/2014, 8:25am  ET

Flickr photo by ehpien

White Flint Capital Budget Projects — County Executive Isiah Leggett’s six-year capital budget includes more than $300 million in funding for projects in White Flint. The Friends of White Flint, a group of residents, developers and businesses hoping to usher in redevelopment smoothly, provided a rundown of each of the various projects. [Friends of White Flint]

Starr Hopes New Standardized Tests Won’t Be Used To Grade Teachers — MCPS Superintendent Joshua Starr says he’ll be watching how federal education officials react to the new Common Core-inspired standardized test, which will take the place of the Maryland School Assessments next year. [The Gazette]

Parks To Open Up Josiah Henson Park — For Black History Month, Montgomery Parks will open up Josiah Henson Park (11420 Old Georgetown Rd.) for free guided tours each Saturday in February. Henson, who was the inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe’s landmark novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” was a slave on the former Isaac Riley plantation in North Bethesda. [Montgomery Parks]

Flickr photo by ehpien