Morning Notes

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Big Changes Could Be Ahead For MCPS Final Exam System — To counter high rates of failure on its math final exams, Montgomery County Public Schools this summer will explore a number of changes to its exam policies. The school system could make the exam worth more of a student’s final class grade. Some teachers have suggested requiring a student to earn a C or better on the final exam in order to get course credit. [Washington Post]

AT&T Tournament Draws Decent Tiger-less Crowd — The Tiger Woods Foundation announced last week’s practice rounds and tournament at Congressional drew 146,909 people, the best mark of any of the tournaments Woods has not played in. It was also an 8 percent increase from the 2012 tournament, when organizers closed off Saturday’s Third Round to spectators after the powerful derecho the night before. [Washington Business Journal]

Chevy Chase Recreation Center To Get Solar Power — Montgomery County has greenlit a solar panel project for the Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center in the Town of Chevy Chase, which also includes the Town’s municipal offices and meeting room. The Town suggested the move in 2009. Now, Montgomery County will allow a yet-to-be-determined company to essentially lease the rooftop space. It will install the solar panels, power up the whole building and be allow to sell excess power generated back into the grid. [The Gazette]

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