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Students in Silver Spring Learn About Suicide Prevention

The school day started with games, sharing fun memories from the holidays, and favorite foods just before a more serious talk about one of the leading causes of death among teenagers: suicide. To help in the efforts of preventing suicide among teens, the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Montgomery County in partnership with Umttr- […]

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Opponents of Blair G. Ewing Center Demolition Plan Rally (VIDEO)

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Opponents of the Montgomery County Public Schools’ plan to demolish the Blair G. Ewing Center off Avery Road and replace it with a bus depot for nearly 400 buses are planning a rally on Thursday in front of the County Council building. The rally, scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m., is set just before the […]

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MCPS to Honor Outstanding Contributors in Education

Do you know any individuals, groups and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to public education in Montgomery County? If so, consider nominating them for a Distinguished Service to Public Education Award! Now in its 18th year, the Montgomery County Board of Education established the awards to recognize and show appreciation for exemplary contributions to […]

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MCPS Counting the Snow Days

Every student loves a snow day, but two more of these and summer vacation gets a little shorter. According to the Montgomery County Public Schools calendar, the school system will add days onto the end of the school year, unless a waiver is granted by the Maryland State Department of Education. MCPS will not open […]

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Graduation Rates Rise in Montgomery County

The graduation rate for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) rose for a third consecutive year and the achievement gap narrowed in all areas, according to an MCPS news release out today. According to MCPS, the largest improvement was at Wheaton High School. The four-year graduation rate for the MCPS Class of 2014 was 89.7 percent, […]

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Ulysses Fair Recap (VIDEO)

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Students at Northwest High School in Germantown recently showcased their projects as part of the Ulysses honors program. MCPS-TV has the story. Visit our PEG partner MCPS TV to view more of its local programming.

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County Looks to Restore State Cut in School Funding (VIDEO)

Governor Larry Hogan recently released a proposed budget that cuts Montgomery County’s share of state school funding by $17 million. In this MyMCMedia Extra Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal talks about the county effort to restore that funding. Leventhal talks about the county’s role in school funding in this MyMcMedia Extra.

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Montgomery County Public Schools Are Closed Today, Jan. 27

Montgomery County Public Schools are closed today because of emergency weather conditions. All school and community activities in school buildings also are canceled. Administrative offices will open two hours late. Day care programs in school buildings may open at 10:30 a.m. today.

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School Start Times on Table for MCPS School Board (VIDEO)

If you have an opinion on whether Montgomery County Public Schools should change the times schools start and end, you have just one more week to let the school board know about it. The MCPS Board of Education recently held two public hearings on the topic of changing school start times. MyMCMedia’s Krista Brick has […]

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Montgomery College Supports Obama’s Proposal on Community College (VIDEO)

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A proposal by President Obama has catapulted Montgomery College into the spotlight. Both local and national news reports over the past few weeks have featured Montgomery College students and officials. MCTV’s Michael Brown reports. Visit our PEG partner MCTV10 (Montgomery College Television program schedule) to see more Montgomery College Television.

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