Federal Office Looking into MCPS Asian-American Student Discrimination Claims

Federal Office Looking into MCPS Asian-American Student Discrimination Claims

Plus: Police investigating Montgomery Village sexual assault; County ends Silver Spring Jazz Festival

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Federal officials looking into Asian-American student discrimination

After complaints from parents about the exclusion of certain children in Montgomery County schools, the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights has launched a case. Parents allege Asian American students were kept out of middle school magnet programs because of racial balance issues. [Washington Post]

Police investigating Montgomery Village sexual assault

A woman was raped on Saturday after exiting a Ride-On bus in the 19300 blocks of Watkins Mill Road. The suspect is an unknown race male, police said. [WUSA9]

County ends Silver Spring Jazz Festival

The event has been held for the past 15 years and has routinely drawn more than 10,000 people, but funding will be shifted toward smaller activities. Silver Spring Regional Director Reemberto Rodriguez said County Executive Marc Elrich’s administration wants to “take a fresh look at some of what we do.” [Source of the Spring]

County partnering for airport noise study

In conjunction with Arlington County, the Montgomery County Council will pay for a study of a new flight route out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The route goes up the Potomac River past Bethesda, and the study would look to minimize the noise impact on residents. [WTOP]

Today’s weather

Warm to start the week, highs around 70 with some wind throughout the day.

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