Education

April 20, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Rockville Robotics Teams Advances to World Championship

After beating 12 other teams at the East Coast Super-Regional Championships, a local robotics team of middle and high school students have advanced to compete in the World Robotics Championships in Detroit next week. It’s not the first time that Wizards.exe have advanced this far, according to the team’s mentor Rajiv Dewan. “This is their third […]

Read more

April 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Teachers and Staff Honored During Champions for Children Awards

County officials joined Montgomery County Public School leaders at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown to recognize the school district’s teachers and employees for their commitment in teaching MCPS students. MCPS staff members were honored Wednesday evening during the Annual Champions for Children Awards Celebration sponsored by the school district and the Montgomery […]

Read more

April 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Forest Knolls Educator Receives MCPS Teacher of the Year Award

A Kindergarten and First Grade teacher from Forest Knolls Elementary School in Silver Spring, has been named the 2017-2018 Montgomery County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. Kristen Kane, who has taught at the school for more than 11 years, was awarded teacher of the year during the annual Champions for Children Awards Celebration on Wednesday […]

Read more

April 18, 2018 | Staff Writer

Board of Education Candidates’ Forum Set for April 23

The League of Women Voters of Montgomery County, Montgomery County Council of PTAs and the  NAACP (Montgomery County Chapter) are hosting a Board of Education candidates forum on April 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Gaithersburg High School. The forum includes Ryan Arbuckle, Timur Edib, Marwa Omar Ibrahim, Julie Reiley, Brandon Orman Rippeon, John A. Robertson, […]

Read more

April 12, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

New School Named After Bayard Rustin, Who Is He?

During a passionate discussion that divided the Montgomery County school board, Richard Montgomery Elementary School #5 will be named after Bayard Rustin, a civil rights organizer and an openly gay black man. The vote was 6-2 at Thursday’s meeting. Back in February, the Board of Education suggested four names to a School Naming Advisory Committee to […]

Read more

April 12, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

New Rockville Elementary School Named

At a recent meeting, the Montgomery County Board of Education selected a name for Richard Montgomery Elementary School #5. The Board voted to name the new school after Bayard Rustin, a leader in the Civil Rights Movement and a gay rights activist. This name however, was not the first choice selected by the school’s naming […]

Read more

April 11, 2018 | Staff Writer

Gov. Hogan Signs School Safety Bill into Law

Gov. Larry Hogan signed legislation Tuesday aimed to improve the safety in the State’s public schools. Sponsored by State Senator Katherine Klausmeier (D-Baltimore), the Maryland Safe to Learn Act of 2018 will increase funding designed to improve the safety of the State’s public schools. The bill, which goes into effect on June 1 this year, […]

Read more

April 9, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

MCPS Will Seek Public Input Before Moving with New Curriculum

Montgomery County Public Schools will seek out input from parents and school system employees before it drafts a request for proposals for a new elementary school curriculum. “We want some feedback from the community,” MCPS spokesman Derek Turner said. That feedback, he said, would ensure “we’re getting the right product for our community.” In the […]

Read more

April 6, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Local Students Use STEM to Address Worldwide Problem

Through a series of workshops and hands-on-training, middle school students are building prototypes to address a worldwide problem. “My team decided to make the biomass car because fuel is one of the leading pollution causes in the world,”Arjun, Argyle Middle School student, said.  “We decided it will be good for the environment if we made […]

Read more

April 4, 2018 | Staff Writer

Board of Education Changing Meeting Time to Accommodate Inclement Weather

The Montgomery County Board of Education will change its meeting time to “lessen the impact of inclement weather,” according to a statement released by Montgomery County Public Schools. Currently, the school board conducts two business meetings each month which involves a day meeting that starts at 10:00 a.m., and an evening meeting that begins at […]

Read more

Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter