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  1. Actually, we do know if high-quality preschool benefits kids. What the research really says.Read the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    Preschool children play at an Octoberfest event sponsored by Silver Spring Day School on October 11, 2014, in Silver Spring, MD. As the idea of universal preschool is gaining political momentum around the country, those who oppose it are on the attack, arguing that there is little or no lasting benefits - despite evidence to the contrary.

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  2. Snapshots of candidates for at-large seats on Montgomery County CouncilRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Washington Post

    The nine candidates vying for four at-large seats on the Montgomery County Council want many of the same things: better schools, less traffic, more jobs, affordable housing. What separates them is how they propose to achieve those ends.

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  3. Montgomery school board, critics at odds over legal billsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | The Washington Post

    First there was public uproar about how members of Montgomery County's Board of Education used their district-issued credit cards. Now comes fallout regarding the $140,000 in legal bills that piled up as the records for those credit cards went under review and investigation.

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  4. Religion events from around the Washington areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | The Washington Post

    Saturday, 8:45 a.m. to noon: "The Quest for Character" conference. New York Times columnist David Brooks and "Christianity Today" executive editor Andy Crouch what it means to live a life of character, how to have lives filled with meaning and not just accomplishments and more.

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  5. Kelly: Champion trees have their fans in Montgomery CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | The Washington Post

    Joe Howard and Carole Bergmann, in front of an Osage orange tree at Woodlawn Manor in Silver Spring, Md. Joe Howard and Carole Bergmann are tree huggers.

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  6. Jurgen Klinsmann says Joe Gyau out until JanuaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 | The Washington Post

    American midfielder Joe Gyau is likely to be sidelined until January because of a knee injury sustained during an exhibition against Ecuador last week. U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann revealed the timetable Monday, saying the Borussia Dortmund player is expected to be "out for a while."

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  7. Montgomery coalition calls for a single agency to oversee workforce developmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 | The Washington Post

    Former county executive Doug Duncan called it "paralysis by analysis" - shorthand for what he viewed as the tendency of Montgomery's leadership to approach problems with relentless study but little in the way of follow-up action. A group called Montgomery Moving Forward , concerned about the shortage of skilled workers over the next 20 years, is hoping for a different outcome.

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  8. Endorsements for Montgomery County school boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 10 | The Washington Post

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY has long been proud of its school system, which it supports generously, and its students have long been high-achievers. But these days much of the discussion about the county's schools centers not on successes but on problems and unmet challenges.

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  9. Anthony Brown accuses rival Larry Hogan of flip-flopping on the Purple LineRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 9 | The Washington Post

    Maryland Lieutenant Gov. Anthony Brown accused his Republican rival Thursday night of having a "campaign conversion" about building a light-rail Purple Line through the Washington suburbs, saying Larry Hogan assured primary voters he would block the project. "Mr. Hogan doesn't support the Purple Line.

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  10. Lederhosen Report: Oct. 10-12Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 9 | The Washington Post

    The Carpathia Ensemble will perform at the Goethe-Institut's Oktoberfest on Oct. 11. Reston Oktoberfest Live German music and dancing, a beer garden with local craft breweries and a carnival with rides and games are the staples of Reston's street party Oktoberfest. Local restaurants sell brats, pizza and frozen custard; police and firefighters whip up chili for the Guns 'n' Hoses Cookoff; and kids can run through an obstacle course, get temporary tattoos and play games with the family.

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  11. Purple Line supporter hold community kick-off rallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 9 | The Washington Post

    Joe Romanowski, a project manager with the MTA, points out a portion of the Purple Line to a group of citizens attending a hearing on the matter in November 2008. Supporters of building a light-rail Purple Line through the Maryland suburbs have scheduled a rally for Thursday evening in Silver Spring to allow business owners, local residents and workers to share their "goals for stronger Purple Line neighborhoods" along the planned 16-mile route.

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  12. Montgomery to test using public buses for private schools, aiming to reduce trafficRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | The Washington Post

    Montgomery County officials are exploring the feasibility of using public school buses to serve private and parochial institutions to reduce traffic congestion in the morning and afternoon rush hours. County officials disclosed Wednesday that they have asked both religious and non-sectarian schools to participate in a pilot program to test the idea.

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  13. Washington-area obituaries of noteRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 6 | The Washington Post

    Kathryn Owings, 91, a former cataloguer with the Prince George's County public library system, died Sept. 29 at a senior living facility in Silver Spring.

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  14. Court opens to public American parentsa proceeding to cancel their adoption of Russian childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 6 | The Washington Post

    A very interesting decision, especially since adoption-related proceedings are generally closed to the public, In the Matter of Adoption of Child A and Child C . Here's the court's explanation of why there is especially strong reason to open these proceedings: In addition to the general public interest in this case, independent interests are also implicated.

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  15. Even as some minimum wages increase, Maryland activists call for more soonerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 1 | The Washington Post

    As a group of Montgomery County politicians gathered in Silver Spring on Wednesday morning to celebrate increasing the minimum wage for many local workers from $7.25 to $8.40 per hour, it didn't take long for activists and labor representatives to remind them that this isn't yet a victory. The District and Montgomery and Prince George's counties simultaneously passed legislation last year to incrementally increase their minimum wages up to $11.50 by Oct. 1, 2017.

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  16. Educatorsa race and ethnicity differs sharply from studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 30 | The Washington Post

    Students of color make up two-thirds of Montgomery County's public school enrollment, but most educators in the county's schools are white, and the district does not track whether they speak Spanish or other languages, according to a county report released Tuesday . The report provides a portrait of racial and ethnic differences between students and professional staff members at Montgomery's 202 schools, showing a significant gap at a time when the district's student enrollment is increasingly diverse.

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  17. Postal union wins arbitration; At least 9,000 jobs to become labor positionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 23 | The Washington Post

    At least 9,000 U.S. Postal Service jobs will become union positions over the next three months due to an arbitration ruling this month that said post offices must use bargaining-unit employees at sites with reduced operating hours. Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg said in his decision that the postal service violated an agreement with the American Postal Workers Union by using part-time employees instead of union clerks at many of the lower-traffic facilities where the financially struggling agency reduced hours in 2012 to save money.

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  18. Since school started, 29 whooping cases in MontgomeryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 23 | The Washington Post

    Montgomery County health officials said Tuesday they have confirmed 29 cases of whooping cough since an outbreak occurred during the first week of school. Parents at a total of 12 Montgomery public schools have been advised of cases of the highly contagious illness, most recently at Briggs Chaney Middle School in Silver Spring and College Gardens Elementary School in Rockville, officials said.

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  19. Thousands more post office jobs to become union positionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 23 | The Washington Post

    At least 9,000 U.S. Postal Service jobs will become union positions over the next three months due to an arbitration ruling this month that said post offices must use bargaining-unit employees at sites with reduced operating hours. Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg said in his decision that the postal service violated an agreement with the American Postal Workers Union by using part-time employees instead of union clerks at many of the lower-traffic facilities where the financially struggling agency reduced hours in 2012 to save money.

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  20. Md. school shares thrill with teacher who won $1 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 22 | The Washington Post

    Takoma Park Middle School math teacher Sarah Manchester reviews a student's answers during class on Monday in Silver Spring, Md. Her geometry class cheered her.

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