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September 28, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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KID Museum Celebrates Innovation at Annual Maker Faire in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

KID Museum celebrated the next generation of innovators at its annual Maker Faire in Silver Spring this week. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports.

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September 26, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Somerset Elementary Dedicates New Turf Field (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

UPDATED A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Sunday for the new synthetic turf field at Somerset Elementary School. The dedication took place at the annual back to school picnic. Katherine Coleman is the chair of the Somerset Elementary School field renovation campaign, which was carried by the Somerset Foundation. According to Coleman, Somerset is the […]

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September 26, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Northwest High School Named ‘School of Opportunity’ (VIDEO)

Northwest High School is one of 20 schools in the nation to be recognized as a “School of Opportunity,” a coveted national designation honoring excellent public high schools that engage in practices that build on students’ strengths and create supported learning opportunities for all students. MCPS -TV reports.      

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September 24, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

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NMAAHC: New Museum Ushers in Moments of Tears & Joy (VIDEO)

A three-day festival kicks off the official opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture on September 24. Thousands of visitors from near and far will join President Obama and other dignitaries for the dedication ceremony on the Mall. Plans for the new museum inspired individual citizens, corporations and foundations to donate […]

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September 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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MCPS Superintendent Jack Smith: “We Must Confront Issues Head On” (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith is commending the work of three principals in a video message posted on the district’s website. Smith singles out the principals of Damascus High, Robert Frost Middle and Watkins Mill High schools for engaging students in difficult conversations about patriotism and racism. The Watkins Mill football team was […]

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September 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala Honors 78 Scholars (VIDEO)

The 2016 Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala honored 78 scholars on Thursday night at The Fillmore in Silver Spring. “The 2016 class of scholars represents the immense diversity in our county,” said Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra, video: Selected awardees are attending 14 colleges and universities throughout the […]

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September 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Gaithersburg High School Evacuated Friday Morning

The smell of gas in the hallways of Gaithersburg High School on Friday morning resulted in the evacuation of students and staff. That’s the word from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) spokesperson Derek Turner. According to Turner, students were evacuated around 7:20 a.m. and the fire department and the utility company were called to investigate […]

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September 22, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

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NMAAHC: What You Need to Know About Weekend Celebration

The grand opening of the National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) will be a jam-packed celebration that tens of thousands of people are expected to attend this weekend. A free, three-day festival kicks off at noon Friday with “Freedom Sounds: A Community Celebration” on the Washington Monument grounds along Constitution Avenue between […]

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September 22, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

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New Museum Connects Retired Attorney to Moving Memories (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

The moment retired attorney Norma Barfield heard about plans to build a museum dedicated to African Americans on the National Mall she wanted to contribute to the effort. The Potomac, Maryland resident became an early donor and encouraged others to contribute to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. One of the exhibits […]

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September 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Robert Frost Middle School Principal Describes Bus Incident as “Offensive” and “Inappropriate”

Some middle school students were chanting on a Montgomery County school bus this week, and that chant included a racial slur.  The chant was recorded on video and shared on social media. The principal of Robert Frost Middle School in Rockville has written a letter to parents, students and staff to notify them of the […]

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