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MCPS gives an update on Anti-Racist Audit

MCPS gives an update on Anti-Racist Audit

By Zoe Cantor February 11, 2021

MCPS provided an update on their Anti-Racist Systemwide Audit — an initiative which seeks to examine equitability throughout county practices and policies — in a countywide announcement yesterday.  The...

Starting March 15, students will gradually be integrated into the building within four separate groups.

Board of Education moves forward with plan to reopen schools in March

By Zoe Cantor February 9, 2021

The Montgomery County Board of Education unanimously approved the March 1 and March 15 school reopening plans in a meeting today.  The March 1 reopening plan will phase in small groups of special education...

Maryland Del. Brooke Lierman (left), who graduated from Whitman in 1997, is running to be the first woman in the state’s highest financial position. An education advocate, Orioles fan and former Black & White writer, Lierman said she hopes to bring “new energy” to the comptroller’s office.

Q&A with Maryland comptroller candidate Del. Brooke Lierman (‘97)

By Lily Freeman February 8, 2021

Maryland Delegate Brooke Lierman (‘97) announced her candidacy for state comptroller December 17. The comptroller serves as Maryland’s senior financial officer, managing tax collection, distributing...

College Board releases adapted 2021 AP exam schedule

College Board releases adapted 2021 AP exam schedule

By Claire Lane February 5, 2021

The College Board announced updates to the 2021 Advanced Placement Exam schedule earlier today. In a statement posted to their website, the College Board spelled out its newly-adopted test date schedule,...

Despite Governor Larry Hogan's call for Maryland schools to reopen for in-person learning by March 1, MCPS will stick to their previously announced schedule.

MCPS Board of Education clarifies reopening schedule, discusses plans for in-person athletics

By Claire Lane February 4, 2021

The Montgomery County Board of Education confirmed that MCPS will reopen for hybrid learning on March 15 and discussed plans for in-person school and athletics during a meeting held January 28. The...

At one point, the line of students, starting from the small gym, reached all the way down the front side of the fence bordering the football field.

Second semester material distribution causes frustration, long lines and wait times

By Claire Lane and Lily Freeman February 3, 2021

Students experienced unexpectedly lengthy wait times while picking up their second semester materials at Whitman this afternoon. At one point, the line of students, starting from the small gym, reached...

MCPS school buildings closed today due to inclement weather

MCPS school buildings closed today due to inclement weather

By Lily Freeman February 1, 2021

MCPS closed all of its school buildings today due to an accumulation of ice and snow on county roads. Daycare, meal services and other in-person ventures based in MCPS schools will not take place.  The...

MCPS Superintendent Jack Smith is retiring this spring. His colleagues described the lifelong educator as

“Deeply committed” MCPS superintendent retires after 40 years in education

By Lily Freeman February 1, 2021

Dr. Jack Smith is many things, according to Board of Education member Patricia O’Neill. He’s a loyal friend, a voracious reader, a devoted grandfather, an advocate for equality and “a workhorse,...

Connectivity issues around noon caused interruptions of the school day.

Afternoon classes delayed, cancelled due to regional connectivity issues

By Lily Freeman January 26, 2021

Tens of thousands of people across the East Coast experienced connectivity issues with the Verizon Fios internet service this afternoon — likely due to a fiber cut in New York City — including a number...

Whitman juniors will not be able to take the PSAT — which means a loss of the opportunity to receive a National Merit Scholarship.

Cancellation of January PSAT renders MCPS juniors unable to take exam

By Lily Freeman January 14, 2021

MCPS cancelled its January 26 PSAT/NMSQT exam administration following Tuesday’s Board of Education vote to delay the return of in-person learning, according to an email Assistant Principal Gregory Miller...

After months of consideration, MCPS Board of Education delays schools reopening

After months of consideration, MCPS Board of Education delays schools reopening

By Zoe Cantor January 12, 2021

The Montgomery County Board of Education delayed reopening public schools to March 15 — exactly one year after schools closed due to the pandemic — in a meeting today. Despite the postponement,...

Counseling department head Kari Wislar leaves Whitman after 14 years

Counseling department head Kari Wislar leaves Whitman after 14 years

By Vishnu Dandi January 11, 2021

Counseling Department Chair and Resource Counselor Kari Wislar transferred to Gwinnett County Public Schools in Georgia on January 4, after 14 years of working at Whitman.  Wislar made the decision...

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