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Montgomery County has long touted its teacher evaluation system, which includes peer review for struggling teachers, as a great tool to ensure quality in the classroom. However, State Superintendent Lillian M. Lowery - the head of Maryland's schools - is not impressed.
While Maryland state lawmakers consider legislation on everything from banning assault- style weapons to procedures involving gun shop inspections, communities are examining school safety.
From the moment news broke that five people were murdered in random shootings in Montgomery County, parents wanted to know: How could the schools keep their children safe?
More students across the D.C. region headed back to school Monday, part of a growing national trend to get kids back in class earlier in the year.
The suit alleges that Principal Floyd Starnes bullied and harassed the school staff and teacher for years and that the county Board of Education knew about it but did nothing in response.
Montgomery County has voted to install school bus cameras that will automatically ticket drivers who violate the law.