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7 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Book Review: Dumbing Down America: The War on our Nation's Brightest Young Minds

Writing in a column that appeared the January edition of Newsweek in 1983, Issac Asimov famously wrote, "There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'

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12 hrs ago | WBAL-AM Baltimore

Search Continues Today For Missing Children

Two-year old Jacob and three-year old Sarah Hoggle were last seen Monday with their mother, 27-year old Catherine Hoggle. Police said officers responded to a 911 call around 11:18 p.m. Friday from a resident who reported Hoggle was walking in the area of Century Rock Boulevard and Crystal Rock Drive.

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Related Topix: Gaithersburg, MD, Clarksburg, MD

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Washington Post

Algebra failures in Montgomery did not lead to summer session for most students

Mathematics teacher Melanie Wilson, right hand, helps 8th-grader Vanessa Kidd with algebra during math class at Spring International Middle School in Silver Spring in this 2010 file photo. One in seven students who failed the most recent Algebra 1 final exam in Montgomery County - a test that produced high failure rates and led to a mass grade recalculation - attended special summer reteaching sessions, according to newly released schools data.

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Related Topix: Mathematics, Science, Silver Spring, MD, Education Etc.

The Washington Post

Algebra exam failures led to reteaching for some students

Mathematics teacher Melanie Wilson, right hand, helps 8th-grader Vanessa Kidd with algebra during math class at Spring International Middle School in Silver Spring in this 2010 file photo. Roughly 1 in 7 students who failed the most recent Algebra 1 final exam in Montgomery County - a test that produced high failure rates and led to a mass grade recalculation - attended special summer reteaching sessions, according to newly released schools data.

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Related Topix: Mathematics, Science, Silver Spring, MD, Education Etc., Education

WBAL-AM Baltimore

Small Plane Flips Over At Airpark

A small plane has crashed at an airpark in Montgomery County with three passengers on board. Montgomery County police say the plane flipped over at the air park on Saturday after it failed to slow down upon landing.

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The Washington Post

A Montgomery County campaign finance bill empowers small donors

MARYLAND HAS long offered candidates for statewide office the option of public financing for their campaigns, but candidates at the local level have to raise money the old-fashioned way. More often than not, particularly in big suburban jurisdictions like Montgomery County, that means going hat in hand to big-money interests, such as developers and public-employee labor unions.

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Related Topix: Gaithersburg, MD, Rockville, MD, Opinion

Gazette.net

Dona t like the name White Flint? How about Rocksy?

Here are the 10 finalist names to brand and market the White Flint area: • Quartz District • Uptown • Metropolitan White Flint • The Stem • Market District • Slate District • Rockline • Pike District • The Summit • Rocksy That may be the top choice among some of the stakeholders who were presented with a list of new names being pitched to help rebrand the area around the White Flint Metro station in North Bethesda. A group of developers in the area has hired the branding firm Streetsense to help pick the name.

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Related Topix: North Bethesda, MD, Rockville, MD

TBD.com

MCPS spends $140K in legal fees amid Board of Education credit card scandal

The probe, which did not result in charges being filed, followed an ABC 7 Watchdog investigation. Our series of reports uncovered members enjoying fine dining, luxury hotels and galas, all with public dollars.

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Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD, Education Etc.

Daily Mail

Missing paranoid schizophrenic mother FOUND alive but search...

Meet the future Mrs Navratilova, the beauty queen with a VERY ugly past: Her millionaire boyfriend was shot dead by a prostitute and her baby's tragic death is still unexplained Vikings star Adrian Peterson indicted for child abuse after beating son, 4, with a switch - just months after football player mourned another son 'beaten to death by his ex's boyfriend' Mark Sanford reveals he's called off engagement to Argentinian 'soulmate' mistress for whom he divorced wife in scandal that ruined his White House dreams Father is outraged after fans from rival high school's soccer team make t-shirts featuring his son's MUGSHOT Medical director of Manhattan clinic where Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest steps down after he 'let an unauthorized doctor examine star' Boyfriend 'cooked ex's Pomeranian and fed it to her without her knowing before placing its hacked-off paws on her doorstep' 'It ... (more)

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Related Topix: Germantown, MD

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Gazette.net

Rockville salutes its nonprofits

The city's Salute to Nonprofits will feature information on services that different organizations provide, as well as how to volunteer, said city spokeswoman Marylou Berg. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Rockville Farmers Market on the corner of East Jefferson and Monroe streets, in the jury parking lot.

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CBS Local

Concern Grows For Missing Toddlers, Md. Mom With Paranoid Schizophrenia

Concern grows as Montgomery County police continue to search for a missing Maryland mother- who is diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenia- and her two toddler-aged children. But on Thursday night, police responded to a possible sighting of Hoggle in Germantown.

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Related Topix: Germantown, MD, Family, Kids, Gaithersburg, MD

WUSA-TV Washington

Dozens displaced after 2-alarm fire in Aspen Hill

Montgomery County fire crews are on the scene of a two-alarm fire at a three story garden style apartment. It happened at Dozens displaced after 2-alarm fire in Aspen Hill ASPEN HILL, Md.

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Related Topix: Aspen Hill, MD

Gazette.net

Mentally ill woman last spotted in Germantown on Tuesday morning

Police in Montgomery County are still investigating the disappearance earlier this week of a Clarksburg woman and her two children, but have had no new sightings of the three as of Friday. Catherine Hoggle, 27, who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, was last spotted in Germantown at about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Germantown, MD, Clarksburg, MD, Darnestown, MD

Gazette.net

City projects delayed by lack of funds

As Montgomery County officials and legislators work to secure more state school funding, they'll have support from Rockville's leaders. The city's mayor and council said Monday that advocating for capital school projects is one of their legislative priorities for the coming year.

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Related Topix: Rockville, MD, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Montgomery Village, MD, Germantown, MD

Gazette.net

Ride to Conquer Cancer this weekend

This weekend, thousands of cancer survivors and supporters are set to bicycle more than 150 miles through the capital region, part of the Ride to Conquer Cancer that raises money for cancer research at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, and Sibley Memorial and Suburban hospitals. Opening ceremonies will be at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Academy of the Holy Cross, 4920 Strathmore Ave., Kensington.

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Related Topix: Dickerson, MD

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Gazette.net

Home care franchise opens in Bethesda

Assisting Hands Home Care of Nampa, Idaho, an in-home care provider, has opened its first location in Montgomery County, at 4853 Cordell Ave., Suite PH-10A, Bethesda. The franchise is owned and operated by Steve and Cathy Lorberbaum of Potomac.

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Gazette.net

Montgomery County Council wants contractors to fund apprenticeship program

A bill, co-sponsored by Councilman Hans Riemer and Councilwoman Nancy Navarro, would require county construction contractors and subcontractors to provide apprenticeship training for workers or pay a fee to support the Building and Construction Technology Program operated by Montgomery College. Most county contractors do provide some form of training for workers, including through membership in a trade organization, Riemer said.

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Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD, Takoma Park, MD

The Washington Post

Montgomery warns about new whooping cough case

Health officials have confirmed another case of whooping cough among Montgomery County students, 16 of whom have become sick since an outbreak in the first week of school. The newest case was confirmed Wednesday at Gaithersburg High School, the eighth county public school in less than three weeks with a whooping cough diagnosis.

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Related Topix: Whooping Cough, Medicine, Health, Vaccinations, Gaithersburg, MD, Rockville, MD, Cabin John, MD

The Washington Post

Montgomery warns Gaithersburg parents about new whooping cough case

Health officials have confirmed another case of whooping cough among Montgomery County students, 16 of whom have become sick since an outbreak in the first week of school. The newest case was confirmed Wednesday at Gaithersburg High School, the eighth county public school in less than three weeks with a whooping cough diagnosis.

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Related Topix: Whooping Cough, Medicine, Health, Gaithersburg, MD, Vaccinations, Rockville, MD, Cabin John, MD

The Washington Post

Montgomery County studies drone applications

Some Montgomery County taxpayers grumble about a government with bureaucratic drones who they say command large salaries for little useful work. Someday soon, they may see another kind cruising the county skies.

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Related Topix: Prison

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