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Montgomery May Delay Grading Changes
Some Teachers, Parents Complain About PolicyComplaints about a grading policy introduced this fall has prompted Montgomery County school board members to consider postponing further implementation.

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Column May be Ending, but Push to Improve Schools Will Go On
For five years, the back-to-school edition of Montgomery Extra has signaled the resumption of Homeroom, a forum in which readers and I have discussed all kinds of issues related to education, from heavy backpacks to reading research.

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