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Later bell time proposed for Montgomery County students

Proposed changes to the times school bells ring in Montgomery County drew a crowd of more than 200 people to a public meeting Monday night.

Tuesday - 12/17/2013, 05:46am EST

Tags: bell time, school start time, michelle basch, high school, students, Montgomery County Public Schools

Longtime 'It's Academic' host Mac McGarry dies

Longtime host of the local quiz show "It's Academic" Mac McGarry has died.

Friday - 12/13/2013, 05:43am EST

Tags: Mac McGarry, quiz, high school, Hillary Howard, It

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Social and mental health integration may help prevent, treat obesity in teens

High school health education classes that focus exclusively on topics of physical activity and nutrition may be a thing of the past. It turns out, integrating cognitive-behavioral components into health curricula makes for happier and healthier teens.

Monday - 09/30/2013, 07:40am EDT

Tags: health, Health education, NIH, Rachel Nania, high school, mental health

Virginia classrooms prepare to go digital

As the world marketplace continues to go digital, high schools throughout Virginia are taking the plunge into virtual education.

Thursday - 08/15/2013, 04:48am EDT

Tags: Virginia, high school, online classes, alicia lozano

Montgomery County will address failing math grades

Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr said the school system is aware of the issues and will form a group to tackle the problem.

Tuesday - 05/07/2013, 07:26am EDT

Tags: Kate Ryan, Joshua Starr, math, Montgomery County, high school, fail

Leggings as pants: A local school sets the standards

A local teen's clothing choice is causing a ruffle in the dress policy at a Montgomery County high school.

Friday - 04/05/2013, 01:56pm EDT

Tags: leggings, Rockland High School, Montgomery County, high school, teens, style

'Pull 'Em Up' campaign attempting to stop saggy pants

The Take Charge Program, a nonprofit based in Forestville, Md., has decided to help students pull up their pants by collecting and distributing belts at various locations in Prince George's County like Northwestern High. They are calling the initiative "Pull 'Em Up" campaign.

Wednesday - 10/17/2012, 08:49am EDT

Tags: high school, Hyattsville, clothing, fashion, Stephanie Steinberg, Kristi King

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Md. likely to raise school dropout age to 18

The General Assembly looks set to pass a bill that would require kids to stay in school until they turn 18.

Monday - 04/09/2012, 06:02am EDT

Tags: high school, graduation, Martin OMalley, General Assembly

No. of Va. 'dropout factories' stays constant

A new report says the number of Virginia high schools considered "dropout factories" remained constant between 2002 and 2010, but the number of students attending such schools grew during the period.

Monday - 03/19/2012, 12:31pm EDT

Tags: dropout, high school, Virginia