Education

December 6, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Police Increase Patrols After Report of Attempted Kidnapping of Student Near Cider Mill Apartments

Montgomery County police officers are investigating the report of an attempted kidnapping of a Watkins Mill High School student that occurred on Monday morning near the Cider Mill Apartments pool in the Gaithersburg area. Police said a student told detectives that she was walking to her bus stop on Monday morning when a man approached […]

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December 5, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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New School Board Members are Sworn in, Two Others Say Goodbye (VIDEO)

There are some new faces on the Montgomery County school board. Newly elected school board members Jeanette Dixon and Shebra Evans were sworn into office, alongside incumbent member Rebecca Smondrowski, on Dec. 1st at a Board of Education (BOE) meeting in Rockville. They join Michael Durso, Judith Docca, Patricia O’Neill, Jill Ortman-Fouse and student member […]

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December 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Farmland and Ronald McNair Named State Blue Ribbon Elementary Schools

Two of the six elementary schools selected as 2016-2017 Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools are located in Montgomery County. The two Montgomery County schools are Farmland Elementary School in Rockville and Ronald McNair Elementary School in Germantown. Both schools have a diverse population. The four other schools recognized as Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools on Monday are Shipley’s […]

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December 4, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Evans Prepares for First All Day BOE Meeting (VIDEO)

Newly elected school board member Shebra Evans was sworn into office on Dec. 1st for a four-year term. Evans replaces Christopher Barclay, who did not seek reelection, on the Board of Education (BOE). In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Evans says she has been attending a lot of training classes and community meetings in preparation […]

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December 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Newly Elected BOE Member Jeanette Dixon Looks Forward to Serve (VIDEO)

Newly elected Montgomery County school board member Jeanette Dixon was sworn into office on Dec. 1. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Dixon said she is looking forward to serve the district. ICYMI VIDEO: @mocoboe swearing in ceremony w @RebeccaOnBoard @dixon_jeanette @ShebraEvans. @mymcmedia @MCPS pic.twitter.com/1zn0kgLopr — Sonya Burke (@SonyaNBurke) December 2, 2016 New @mocoboe member @dixon_jeanette […]

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December 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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One-on-One with Former BOE Member Christopher Barclay (VIDEO)

Former Montgomery County school board member Christopher Barclay was honored at his last school board meeting on Dec. 1st. After serving more than two terms on the Board of Education (BOE), Barclay decided not to run for reelection this year. On Nov. 8th, Shebra Evans was elected to his District 4 seat. In this MyMCMedia Extra […]

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December 2, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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One-on-One with Outgoing School Board Member Phil Kauffman (VIDEO)

On Dec. 1st, outgoing Montgomery County school board member Phil Kauffman was honored for his dedication and work over the last eight years at a Board of Education (BOE) ceremony in Rockville. Kauffman lost his at-large Board of Education seat to Jeanette Dixon in the Nov. 8th election. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Kauffman […]

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December 2, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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School Board Members Say Hate Will Not Be Tolerated (VIDEO)

UPDATED Montgomery County school board member Rebecca Smondrowski, a Gaithersburg resident, describes recent hate-related incidents at local schools as “heartbreaking.” Just this week, a swastika was found drawn on a tile in a boys bathroom at Quince Orchard High School, where Smondrowski’s daughter attends school. “It has to stop,” said Smondrowski. “It breaks my heart.” […]

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December 1, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Newly Elected BOE Members to be Sworn in Today (PHOTOS)

Newly elected Board of Education members Shebra Evans and Jeanette Dixon, and incumbent Rebecca Smondrowski will be sworn in during a ceremony tonight at the Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. The event begins at 7 p.m. Evans and Dixon were elected to their first four-year terms on the Board on November […]

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November 29, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Pollard Releases Statement on Montgomery College Spending

Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard released a statement today responding to a report by NBC4 on the college’s spending. According to the report, Pollard has spent about $160,000 on travel, meals and transportation since 2013. The college also launched a pilot security program for Pollard earlier this year, which cost approximately $68,000 since it started. View […]

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