Between elections, a state prosecutor investigation and an ongoing quest for a plan to change school bell times — there’s plenty of reading ahead of you.
1. The primary election results are still unofficial, but it looks like Jill Ortman-Fouse and Shebra Evans will likely face off in November for a Montgomery County school board at-large seat.
2. In other election news, the Montgomery County teachers union says a flier handed out by Douglas Gansler’s campaign misled voters and violated union trademarks because of its shape and wording.
3. The Maryland Office of the State Prosecutor has subpoenaed Montgomery County school board expense records to investigate the possibility of criminal activity after the office received an allegation related to the expenses.
4. The Montgomery school board asked Superintendent Joshua P. Starr to take another look at possible plans to change school start times with lower price tags.
5. County health teachers will no longer use scripts to teach a lesson on sexual orientation.
6. A report based on surveys of Montgomery’s Latino youth highlighted three factors as the strongest signs a student will drop out.
7. Montgomery Blair High School graduate Neil Davey won third place in an international biotechnology competition for creating a device that isolates cancer cells from healthy cells.
8. Three county students — one from a Bethesda school and two from Olney-area schools — were invited to the Spanish Embassy to be recognized for essays they wrote.
9. The Washington Post reported that Maryland does not meet new federal requirements for how students requiring special education are taught.
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