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HOC Connects (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined officials from the Housing Opportunities Commission today to launch an innovative program in Gaithersburg that provides low-income families the opportunity to purchase laptops through interest-free loans. The program will leverage the agency’s purchasing power to help children compete in the classroom and adults to compete in the workplace. Studies […]

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MSI’s Executive Director Talks About Equity in Turf Field Projects (Video)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra, Montgomery Soccer Inc.’s Executive Director Doug Schuessler gives his thoughts about the partnerships between MCPS and local private athletic clubs to build turf fields at area high schools. Related:

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MCPS Pulls Churchill Turf Field Funding Request from Council Agenda

Churchill High School

UPDATED, July 29 at 2 p.m.- The Montgomery County Council pulled from its agenda Tuesday a consent item that would have OK’d using $1.3 million in private funds to build a turf field at Winston Churchill High School in  Potomac. The item was removed from the Tuesday agenda at the request of Montgomery County Public […]

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New Immunization Requirements for 7th Graders

Health Update for Montgomery County Maryland on Montontgomery Community Media

Parents of students entering seventh grade are reminded that new immunization requirements announced earlier this year require students to have one Tdap (Tetanus-diphtheria-attenuated pertussis) and one meningococcal (MCV4) vaccination. Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services staff will provide free Tdap and MCV4 vaccinations to incoming seventh-grade students at the Montgomery County Public Schools’ […]

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MCPS Board Eliminates Credit Card Usage

MCPS Board of Education

The Montgomery County Board of Education has approved sweeping changes to the processes and guidelines that govern the payment of expenses that Board members incur as a part of their work. Among the changes, Board members will no longer use district-funded credit cards; will receive a per diem allowance when attending professional conferences; and will […]

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Council Approves Adding Money for Turf Field at Churchill

The County Council’s Education Committee on Monday approved adding $1.3 million to the Montgomery County schools’ budget, laying the groundwork for an artificial turf field to be built at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac. This despite a pending lawsuit from the Montgomery Soccer Inc. over the selection process that determines which private group would […]

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Summer Adventures in Learning (Video)

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Summer adventures are plentiful for kids in the county and for thousands of MCPS students in Kindergarten through Grade 5, one adventure comes with an added bonus – getting a head start on learning for the upcoming school year. Here’s more on that from MCPS-TV. Visit our PEG partner MCPS TV to view more of […]

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Future Engineers Use Their Noodles to Build Bridges from Spaghetti (PHOTOS)

UPDATED, 1:30 p.m., July 25: The winning bridge in the Spaghetti Bridge Contest held July 25 at the Montgomery County campus of Johns Hopkins University held 62 pounds. The winning Rockville team included teens: Sriyuth Sagi, Anthony Garay, JJ Bravo, according to Ellen Poltilove Communications Manager, Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus. The contest tested the teens engineering abilities to […]

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New Report Shows School Capacity in Olde Towne Gaithersburg

Housing development in Olde Towne has got the green light to move ahead after a new report shows Gaithersburg Elementary School serving that area now has adequate capacity. And that’s good news for the city that has been anxious to do more revitalization in downtown. Gaithersburg Elementary, which had been in strict moratorium in fiscal […]

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Report Recommends No County-Issued Credit Cards for School Board Members

Montgomery County School Board members should stop using their county schools-issued credit cards, according to a new report released by an ad hoc committee Tuesday. The committee was set up to review the Montgomery County Schools policy on credit card use among board members after several members came under fire for what were deemed “inappropriate” […]

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