Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students took more than 33,000 Advanced Placement (AP) exams in 2013—an all-time high—and 73 percent of those exams earned a college-ready score of 3 or higher. MCPS students took a total of 33,642 AP exams in 2013, a 2 percent increase compared with last year. The percentage of MCPS AP [...]
First Book Montgomery County is looking to change the holiday season for local children one page at a time. As shoppers wandered through aisles to pick out gifts at Barston’s Child’s Play in Rockville, volunteers greeted them at the door with free gift wrapping services, hoping to collect money for children that wouldn’t have a [...]
Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has announced the appointment of Larry Giammo, former Mayor of Rockville, to the State Board of Education. “I’m pleased to welcome Larry Giammo to the Maryland State Board of Education,” said Governor Martin O’Malley. “Larry’s substantial knowledge of economics, along with his background as a successful entrepreneur and elected official, will [...]
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett recently announced the launch of the Montgomery County Veterans Education and Benefits Partnership. The new initiative will provide improvements to education, social services, career development, benefits support and counseling to U.S. armed forces’ veterans enrolled at Montgomery College campuses, the Universities at Shady Grove and Montgomery County’s Johns Hopkins campus. [...]
Two Montgomery College teams recently qualified for national championship tournaments. MCTV’s Michael Brown reports. Visit our PEG partner MCTV10 (Montgomery College Television program schedule) to see more Montgomery College Television.
Students at Loiederman Middle School in Silver Spring were able to voice their opinions with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Joshua Starr and Student Board member Justin Kim at the recent Town Hall meeting. MCPS- TV has the story. Visit our PEG partner MCPS TV to view more of its local programming. The next [...]
Montgomery College’s Frank Islam Athenaeum Symposia presents a classical piano concert by Professor William Chang Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at Globe Hall, Germantown Campus. Chang is a professor of music at Montgomery College and piano instructor at the BlackRock Center for the Arts. The fall 2013 Speaker Series includes timely, stimulating topics delivered by today’s [...]
The power of learning was on display as Springbrook High School science students got to literally float an idea. And watch it sink or swim. MCPS-TV has the story. Visit our PEG partner MCPS TV to view more of its local programming.
Finding a job can be incredibly difficult. And for those who don’t speak English, finding a job and fighting a language barrier is no easy feat. The Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity in Montgomery County is looking to help county residents navigate the challenge, recently announcing a program starting in January that will assist in [...]
As school lets out for the day at Wheaton High School, one group of students makes their way to a small classroom to pick up and move desks and chairs to the walls in order to make room for their next activity. The room used for classes during the day is turned into a dance [...]