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Larry Bowers Now 'Interim' Schools Superintendent In Montgomery County

In Maryland, Larry Bowers has been upgraded from "acting" superintendent of Montgomery County schools to "interim" superintendent. Bowers has been serving as the acting superintendent since February when Dr. Joshua Starr resigned.

Energy Companies Step In To Fund STEM Education

Many public high schools lack funding for STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — programs. Energy companies worried about finding future employees are donating to schools.

Is Harvard Showing Bias Against Asian-Americans?

A coalition of more than 60 organizations says the university has adopted higher expectations for Asian applicants in order to limit enrollment of this minority group.
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For Now, Montgomery County Schools Chief Is Expected To Be A One-Year Job

The Board of Education is expected to give itself another year to find a replacement for Joshua Starr. Larry Bowers, who has been interim superintendent since February, is expected to stay in that job while the search continues.


Biology Professor's Calling: Teach Deaf Students They Can Do Anything

From a young age, Caroline Solomon wanted a career in science. She also wanted to help other deaf and hard-of-hearing people defy the odds. Now, she's considered a role model at Gallaudet University.

Rabbis Diversify To Connect To Students; Just Don't Bring Up Israel

As the number of religious young people declines, Hillel International is trying to build a "big tent" Judaism for secular and religious students alike. But some say that tent may not be big enough.

Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful ... This Great Teacher Abides By The Scout Law

For 27 years, Romy Vasquez has been working with Boy Scouts in South Central Los Angeles, where, he says, it's easier to find a gang to join than a Boy Scout troop.

What Do You Do With A Student Who Fidgets?

Stress ducks, Hokki Stools and other classroom strategies for students who need to move to learn.

Majority Of Parents Say 'No' To Standardized Tests In One New York District

Sixty one percent of students in New York's Cooperstown Central School District refused to take state assessment tests last month. The district is trying to stop the widespread "opt-out" movement.
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'Preferred' Candidate For Montgomery County Schools Chief Passes On Job

Dr. Andrew Houlihan, the chief academic officer of the Houston Independent School District in Texas, won't be leading Montgomery County's school system after all.