Tagged: Joshua Starr

Starr to end term as superintendent early

By Zoe Johnson | Feb. 8, 2015, 6:26 p.m. | In News Blog »

The decision, which followed a report that a majority of the school board did not support the renewal of Starr's contract has sparked controversy across Montgomery County, primarily due to lack of explanations from the Board of Education.

Two Blair educators awarded NBPTS certification

By Dylan Ahunhodjaev | Feb. 9, 2014, 4:55 p.m. | In Local »

This brings the total number of Board-certified teachers in MCPS to 672, the most of any school district in Maryland and eighth among districts nationally for the year. Two of the teachers certified this past year are from Blair, math teacher Diane Norris and English teacher Sarah Fillman.

MCPS superintendent criticized for not closing schools

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Jan. 22, 2014, 8:20 p.m. | In Local »

Students and parents verbally attacked Starr on Twitter, Jan. 6, after the announcement that schools would open at regular times the next morning, a projected record-cold day.

A Blair year in review: 2013

By Harini Salgado | Dec. 30, 2013, 8:49 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Although the school year itself hasn't ended, with 2014 just about to begin, it's time to look back at what made 2013 special for Blair.

MCPS superintendent supports move towards later school times

By Martha Morganstein | Oct. 13, 2013, 6:42 p.m. | In Local »

Superintendent Joshua Starr expressed his support for the report and for pushing back the school start time for high school students to 8:15 a.m. or later.

High failure rates on final exams result of MCPS policy

By Harini Salgado | July 28, 2013, 2:17 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

According to the Washington Post article, nearly 16,000 out of 30,000 students in seven math courses failed their final exams in January. Failure rates were as high as 86 percent for Bridge to Algebra 2, and 61 percent and 62 percent for Algebra 1 and Geometry, respectively.

MCPS superintendent delivers first State of the Schools speech

By Aanchal Johri | Nov. 19, 2012, 11:54 a.m. | In Local »

On Nov. 12, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr delivered his first State of the Schools address at the Strathmore Music Center.

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