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Louis Wilen
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How much does MCPS pay to fire an employee?
A recent bill for legal services from the primary MCPS outside attorney shows a rate of $376 per hour.

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Hello Everyone!

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Gazette: Weak standards inflate graduation rate success
Letter to the editor from a retired MCPS teacher: Recently, Montgomery County Public Schools announced that once again the graduat...

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Washington Post: Departing MoCo schools chief reflects on short tenure of superintendents
  By Donna St. George February 15 at 1:42 PM  Montgomery County’s departing schools chief reflected on his record as
leader of Maryland’s largest school system and said that sometimes expectations for superintendents are out of step with reality, according...

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Starr's former school board to make scandal information public
Stamford board to make some scandal info public Evan Simko-Bednarski Updated 10:57 pm, Friday, January 9, 2015 STAMFORD -- The city school board voted to relinquish its shield of attorney-client confidentiality for all information regarding an investigation...

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Washington Post and Gazette fooled again by MCPS
Tofig admits that $25,000 stock trading fund never really existed at Gaithersburg High School Stock Trading Room equipment mysteriously disappears The MCPS announcement on November 26, 2006 was big news.   " Gaithersburg High School Celebrates Opening of Fi...

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School Board Member supports proposed law to ban BOE credit cards
No, it's not an MCPS school board member who is publicly supporting state Delegate Alonzo Washington's bill that would ban taxpayer-funded credit cards for school board members.   In today's Prince George's County Sentinel: “I think there’s some members who...

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Sentinel: County Income Tax Revenue More Than Projected
No, not in Montgomery County, where income tax receipts were $96 million lower than projected.   We're talking about Prince George's County, where receipts were $4 million above projections. Read the full story in the Prince George's County Sentinel at: htt...

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Auditor reports over $25,000 loss from yearbook at Gaithersburg HS
After a long delay, MCPS has finally put the Gaithersburg High School Independent Activity Fund (IAF) report online.   The IAF is comprised entirely of student money and is administered by the principal. Among the findings: A cumulative loss of student mone...

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Official MCPS App for Android can track location and identity of users
A couple of weeks ago, MCPS announced availability of an app for Android and Apple devices. What MCPS didn't mention is that the MCPS Android App is capable of tracking the precise locations of users of the app. In addition, the MCPS peeks into your Android...
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