Education

April 27, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Meet Matt Post: Student Member of the Board of Education Elect (VIDEO)

Matthew Post, a junior at Sherwood High School, was elected this week as the 40th Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) for the 2017-18 school year. Post is the first SMOB elected from Sherwood High School. In what he describes as a competitive race,  Post beat Alex Abrosimov, a junior at Richard Montgomery […]

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April 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Visits Montgomery County Correctional Facility

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos joined Montgomery County’s Department of Correction and Rehabilitation Director Robert Green and Montgomery College President Dr. Derionne Pollard to learn more about education and workforce development at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Boyds. In recognition of National Reentry Week, DeVos engaged with inmates who were taking classes as […]

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April 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Nancy Shay Named MCPS Teacher of the Year

An English resource teacher from Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, has been named the 2017-2018 Montgomery County Public Schools Teacher of the Year funded by the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund, according to MCPS Spokesperson, Melissa Rivera. Nancy Shay, who has worked for MCPS for 29 years, was awarded teacher of the year during the 15th annual […]

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April 26, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Students Are Learning the Science of Bread Baking to Help Those in Need (VIDEO)

Fourth grade students from across Montgomery County are learning the science of bread baking to help those in need. Hundreds of students gathered at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus early Monday for King Arthur Flour’s “Bake for Good: Kids Bake Learn Share” program. A demonstrator with the program shows students how to use math […]

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April 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

‘Financial Irregularities’ Discovered by PTA, Letter Says

“Significant financial irregularities” have occurred with the Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations, according to a letter posted on the MCCPTA website. The letter says the irregularities were discovered since July 1, “including the apparent theft of a substantial sum, most likely by someone inside MCCPTA.” Police spokesperson Rick Goodale confirmed a police report was […]

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April 25, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Churchill High School

Churchill High School Makes Top 100 Schools in the Country List

Winston Churchill High School has been named one of the top 100 schools in the country by U.S. News and World Report.  The Montgomery County school is number 75 on the annual list that ranks schools on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college. These rankings identify the top-performing […]

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April 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

School Safety Training Session Takes Place Today and Tomorrow at Fairland Elementary Holding School in Silver Spring

The Maryland Center for School Safety and the ALICE Training Institute are holding a two-day Active Shooter Training session today and tomorrow at Fairland Elementary Holding School in Silver Spring, according to a news release. The training takes place all day, and it is designed for Maryland local public and private school system security/safety directors, […]

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April 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Jimmy Fallon Surprises Fields Road Elementary with a Donation (VIDEO)

Fields Road Elementary School was featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Friday night. That’s because the Gaithersburg-based school recently raised over $13,000 during a record-breaking Read-A-Thon, and the fundraiser caught the attention of Fallon because of its “Egg Roulette” video starring the school’s principals. On Friday night’s show, Fallon played a clip […]

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April 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Students at Barnesville School of Arts and Sciences Win Arbor Day Video Contest (VIDEO)

Students at the Barnesville School of Arts and Sciences are the winners of Montgomery Park’s 2017 Arbor Day Video Contest. In a short video, students had to answer why they loved trees in Montgomery County. Science teacher Erin Farrah’s fifth grade class collaborated with Zorianna Harabatch’s fourth grade science class to sing about the importance […]

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April 13, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Spiegel Asks MCPS Superintendent for Briefing about Holocaust Curriculum (VIDEO)

Gaithersburg City Councilmember Ryan Spiegel, who also serves as the president of the Montgomery County chapter of the Maryland Municipal League, is asking Superintendent Jack Smith for a detailed briefing about the scope and status of the school district’s Holocaust curriculum. In a letter dated April 12th, Spiegel explains that his request comes at a […]

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