Education

September 1, 2015

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Police Urge the Community to Put Safety First (VIDEO)

Students in Montgomery County walk to school, ride their bicycles, or take the school bus. Montgomery County Police are reminding drivers to be extra careful as students travel to and from school. More than 156,000 students headed back to class on Aug. 31. Police Chief Thomas Manger said approximately 160 crossing guards were deployed to help […]

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September 1, 2015

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School Officials Hope To Better Engage With Spanish-Speaking Families (VIDEO)

Bienvenida a los estudiantes or Welcome students– that’s the first message parents, teachers, and students will see at Montgomery County Public Schools new Spanish website. MCPS also launched on Tuesday a Facebook page, and mobile app- all in Spanish- to develop a better relationship with the Latino population. “MCPS is committed to finding more innovative and effective […]

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August 31, 2015

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County Leaders Kick Off First Day of School at Wheaton Woods (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools officials welcomed more than 156,000 students on the first day of school. That’s the largest enrollment in the district’s history. At a news conference to kick off the first day, local leaders discussed the need for more school construction funding.    

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August 31, 2015

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Wheaton Woods Principal Says “It’s Time That We Get A New Facility” (VIDEO)

Wheaton Woods Elementary School in Rockville is expected to get a brand new building by August 2017. David Chia, the school’s principal, said the facility’s core capacity is under 400 students. “We’re well over 550 students,” he said. Take a look:

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August 31, 2015

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Leggett Shares a Personal Photo at Back to School Kickoff (VIDEO)

The 2015-2016 school year begins with the highest enrollment in Montgomery County’s history. According to school officials, enrollment in Montgomery County Public Schools is increasing by more than 2,600 students this year, the eighth straight year of growth greater than 2,000 students. In this MyMCMedia Extra, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett says although the numbers […]

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August 31, 2015

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MCPS Welcomes Largest Enrollment Ever (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) welcomed more than 156,000 students for the first day of the 2015–2016 school year on Monday, the largest enrollment in the district’s history. Enrollment in MCPS is increasing by more than 2,600 students this year, the eighth straight year of growth greater than 2,000 students. School, state and county officials […]

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August 31, 2015

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School Buses Collide at Falls Road and Glen Road, Minor Injuries Reported

UPDATED Two school buses collided at Falls Road and Glen Road on the first day of school, according to Montgomery County fire and rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer. Officials said there were students on board when one school bus apparently rear ended the other school bus early this morning. Piringer described the injuries as minor and […]

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August 31, 2015

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Back to School: Enrollment Up, Start Times Moved Back, Superintendent Search Resumes

Montgomery County students head back to school on Aug. 31 and there may be more students in our district than ever before. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials expect to welcome 156,654 students, an enrollment increase of more than 2,800 students over last year, according to MCPS Spokesperson Dana Tofig. So what else is new […]

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August 30, 2015

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QO Students Stake Out Parking Spots (PHOTOS)

The day before their first day of school, Quince Orchard High seniors were spotted staking out their senior parking spots.  They used brightly colored chalk to personalize their spaces at Quince Orchard High School. PHOTOS | Phil Fabrizio

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August 30, 2015

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Police Remind Motorists to “Respect the Bus” (VIDEO)

Police are reminding drivers to “respect the bus.”  Over 1,950 violations were written in the first 18 months of the county’s automated school bus camera program.  Captain Tom Didone says the Montgomery County Police Department will have extra police officers on patrol this week for the start of the school year.  

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