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Board of Education candidates face off on diversity, budget

BOE candidates debateWe love our schools, but they still have a long way to go.

That’s the main message Board of Education candidates sent as they debated the achievement gap, balancing budgetary needs and technology Monday night. In answers restricted to a minute or less, the eight candidates for four seats – at large and districts 1, 3 and 5 – responded to questions for a full house. Although candidates run by district, voters throughout the county can vote for all seats on Nov. 4.

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Parents and students discuss anti-bullying at town hall meeting

bullying symposiumSILVER SPRING – Parents and students pushed panelists to think about new anti-bullying programs at a town hall on Sunday.

The Committee on Hate/Violence, a division of the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, put on the third installment of a series on anti-bullying. While the previous two focused on expert and student testimony, Sunday’s town hall let community members air their experiences and challenge panelists, including educators and attorneys, to do more.

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Basketball tournament aims at giving teens a space in Silver Spring

Audacity of Hoops 1-Michael Kenny  Alec from team Been Balling by Daryl NelsonFor the past several years, Downtown Silver Spring has become a hub for things to do, cultural events, and places to hang out, and many travel near and far to take advantage of everything it has to offer. But some believe that teenagers aren't welcome in the area from reports of rowdy behavior, although those claims have been heavily challenged.

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Local baseball fans cheer as O's and Nats speed toward a showdown

 

20120330 baseball 33On Sept. 16, Patrick Randall watched the Washington Nationals clinch the National League’s East Division title from his Silver Spring home and poured himself a glass from an 18-year-old bottle of Dewar’s Scotch Whisky to celebrate. A short time later the same evening, Randall poured himself another glass to celebrate the Baltimore Orioles clinching the American League’s East Division title.

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