The Black & White

Bill proposed to add P.E. time in Elementary schools

Bill proposed to add P.E. time in Elementary schools

By Lily Jacobson

March 4, 2018


Filed under Local, News

The Student Health and Fitness Act, House Bill 393, was introduced into Maryland’s General assembly Jan. 24. If passed, the legislation would require more physical education in all Maryland public elementary schools.

An inside look at MCPS snow policy

An inside look at MCPS snow policy

By Matthew Proestel

March 4, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

MCPS has decided to call multiple delays and closures due to dangerous weather this school year. The Black & White took a look at the process for determining whether a delay or closure is necessary.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas students meet with MCPS students to inspire, discuss

Marjory Stoneman Douglas students meet with MCPS students to inspire, discuss

By Camerynn Hawke

March 4, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School met with MCPS students Feb. 26 at an event arranged by Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin and Florida Rep. Ted Deutch following the Feb. 14 shooting.

Amazon Books to open in Bethesda this summer

Amazon Books to open in Bethesda this summer

By Eric Neugeboren

March 4, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Bethesda will welcome an Amazon Books store this summer. The store will be the company’s 14th location in the country.

MCDOT holds Creative Contest, raises awareness about distracted driving and walking

MCDOT holds Creative Contest, raises awareness about distracted driving and walking

By Eva Liles

March 4, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s creative contest is open to submissions from MCPS students until Mar. 3. The department started the contest to inform the community of the dangers of walking and driving while distracted.

Opioid forum engages, educates students

Opioid forum engages, educates students

By Sydney Miller

March 3, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

The Maryland Department of Health and Human Services held the Save a Life Montgomery Opioid and Substance Abuse Community Forum at Kennedy High School Feb. 26 to educate students and adults on the dangers of opioid use.

Strathmore CEO of 38 years announces retirement

Strathmore CEO of 38 years announces retirement

By Zoe Kaufmann

March 1, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Strathmore CEO Eliot Pfanstiehl announced Jan. 25 that he plans to retire in August after 38 years at the head of the arts organization.

New Westbard redevelopment plan announced, faces same complaints

New Westbard redevelopment plan announced, faces same complaints

By Zoe Kaufmann

February 26, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Regency Centers Corporation, a local real estate investment trust, announced revised plans for the Westbard development during a community meeting Jan. 31 at Westland Middle School. The new proposal suggests a one million square foot reduction from the original redevelopment plan.

New New York Times analysis finds that for MoCo drivers, ‘Fast and Furious’ is all too true

New New York Times analysis finds that for MoCo drivers, ‘Fast and Furious’ is all too true

By Zoe Kaufmann

February 26, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

A recent New York Times analysis of nearly two hundred thousand Montgomery County traffic reports found that during the three weekends following the release of each “Fast and Furious” movie over five years, the average speed of ticketed drivers dramatically increased.

Motorist citations increase by five times countywide

Motorist citations increase by five times countywide

By Maddy Frank

February 23, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Citations for motorists who passed stopped buses jumped from 2,967 in 2016 to 13,886 in 2017—almost 5 times higher, according to a January 2018 MCPS 2017 Fiscal Year report. The jump follows an initiative by MCPS in October 2016, when they began outfitting school buses with cameras to catch motorists that passed them while they stopped for students.

Whitman had highest graduation rate last year

Whitman had highest graduation rate last year

By Eric Neugeboren

February 23, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Whitman’s graduation rate for the Class of 2017 was the highest in the county, with 97.9 percent of students graduating on time, a release by the Maryland Department of Education reported.

Sutherland named Special Education Coach of Year

Sutherland named Special Education Coach of Year

By Eric Neugeboren

February 21, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Special Olympics Maryland named bocce coach Steve Sutherland the Special Education Coach of the Year Jan. 25.