Education

December 11, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Bradley Hills Elementary School Ranks First in Maryland for Scholastic Reading Challenge

Bradley Hills Elementary School in Bethesda placed first for Maryland in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge this past summer. The students read more than 8,000 hours during their summer vacation! Maryland’s First Lady Yumi Hogan visited Bradley Hills ES Dec. 4 to congratulate the students. First Lady Yumi Hogan served as Reading Ambassador for this year's […]

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December 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

NAACP to Host Conversation on Equity in the Classroom with MCPS Superintendent

The NAACP Parents’ Council is inviting residents to join them in a conversation with Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith to voice any questions or concerns about Montgomery County Public Schools System. Issues that will be raised include the Achievement Gap for students of color, equity in the classroom, and how parents can go about accessing support […]

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December 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Board of Education Elects Officers, Appoints Committee Members

At its recent meeting, the Montgomery County Board of Education has elected Michael Durso to serve his third team as the Board’s president and Shebra Evans has been elected as Vice President. In addition to board officers, committee members were appointed. Below is the list of appointments to Board Committees: Fiscal Management Committee: Jeanette Dixon […]

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December 7, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Report: Montgomery College Ranks Top 10 in Hosting International Students

Data from a new report shows Montgomery College is a leading institution for hosting international students in the United States. According to the 2017 Open Doors Report, Montgomery College ranks number 7 for two-year institutions with a total of 1,933 international students. “What this means is that we’re reinforcing what the college is all about,” […]

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December 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Bannockburn and Luxmanor Named State Blue Ribbon Schools

Two of the six elementary schools selected as 2017-2018 Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools are located in Montgomery County. The two Montgomery County schools are Bannockburn Elementary School in Bethesda and Luxmanor Elementary School in North Bethesda. The four other schools recognized as Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools are West Towson Elementary School in Baltimore County, Urbana […]

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December 5, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery Blair High School Student Wins $100 K in Scholarship Money

A student from Montgomery County Public Schools won a $100,000 scholarship after participating in the 2017 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology early Tuesday. Andrew Komo, a student at Montgomery Blair High School, won the scholarship after advancing to the national finals held at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Launched by the […]

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December 4, 2017 | Staff Writer

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MCPS Surveys and Staff Morale

Correction: The table with data has been removed. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) surveys all staff at every school in the district each year. The results are posted on the MCPS website, here. The staff survey, titled Staff Climate Survey, asks staff to rate each question with strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or […]

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December 4, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

UPDATE: Students Sent to Hospital Following Exposure to Pepper Spray

UPDATED 12.4.17 Below is the letter to the Seneca Valley High School Community from MCPS officials: “Good Afternoon Seneca Valley Community, “This morning during the latter part of our lunch hour, a student reported a strong smell in one of our hallways that we believe to have been pepper spray. “Out of an abundance of […]

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December 4, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCPS Superintendent to Discuss FY 2019 Recommended Operating Budget

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith is inviting residents to hear his vision for MCPS at his Fiscal Year 2019 Recommended Operating Budget presentation on Dec. 19. The presentation will take place at Rockville High School, 2100 Baltimore Rd and begins at 7 p.m. Save The Date: Fiscal Year 2019 Superintendent’s Operating Budget Presentation […]

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December 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg High School Employee Leaks 10 Cell Phone Videos of Student Fights

Ten cell phone videos of students fighting at Gaithersburg High School have been shared with News4. According to News4, the source who shared the videos is a current employee of the school. The source wishes to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation by students, telling News4, “They know that they kind of have the power […]

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