October 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Council Committees to Discuss Substance Abuse Prevention in Schools

Montgomery County Council’s Health and Human Services will join the Education Committee on Oct. 19 to discuss substance abuse and prevention in schools with Montgomery County Public Schools and the Department of Health and Human Services. Substance abuse trends and suicide data for youth along with the collaborative efforts between MCPS and DHHS will also […]

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October 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Parents’ Council Discuss Achievement Gaps in School System (PHOTOS)

Addressing disparities with resources in education was the topic of discussion during the NAACP Parents’ Council kick-off event Monday night which is something parent Charles Casey is concerned about. “I’m getting my daughter ready for college and some of the challenges we face with the school system as far as meeting the needs of kids […]

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October 12, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Newport Mill Middle School Receives $100K Fitness Center Makeover (VIDEO)

UPDATED: Students at Newport Mill Middle School are celebrating a new $100,000 fitness center thanks to the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils. Newport Mill was one of three Maryland schools selected as a “DON’T QUIT Fitness” winner this year for demonstrating innovative ways of promoting student wellness and the school’s prize was a fitness […]

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October 9, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

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Mobile Market Rolling Through Montgomery College Campuses

In an effort to address food insecurity among its college community, Montgomery college teamed up with the Capital Area Food Bank to sponsor a program titled, “Mobile Market.” The Mobile Market provides fresh fruits, vegetables, and other foods on campus at no cost. Food distribution began in September and since its launch, the markets have […]

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October 2, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

New Campus Center Dedicated to Social Justice

The Institute for Race, Justice and Community Engagement on Montgomery College’s Takoma Park Silver Spring Campus wasn’t Dr. Vincent Intondi’s original plan. Intondi, who is an associate professor of history at the school, was working to make Black Studies a major. The reason? Because most of his classes were about 99 percent non-white. “One of […]

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September 28, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

UMD Has New Scholarship Named After Former MCPL Director Parker Hamilton

UPDATED: University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies announced a new scholarship earlier this month to honor former Montgomery County Public Libraries director, Parker Hamilton. Starting next school year, students in the school’s Master of Library and Information Science program, who show a passion for diversity and inclusion in their academic program, will be eligible to […]

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September 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCPS to Celebrate International Walk to School Day on Oct. 4

Montgomery County Public Schools will celebrate International Walk to School Day on Oct. 4, according to a news release. Founded in 1997, International Walk to School Day was established to bring community leaders and children together to bring awareness for walkable communities. MCPS is inviting parents and students alike to participate in International Walk to […]

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September 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

KID Museum and MCPS Partnering to Increase STEM Opportunities for Students

The KID Museum announced during its annual “Kidfest” event that the organization is partnering with Montgomery County Public Schools to increase opportunities for students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Starting this school year, middle school students will have the chance to work in teams to find a solution to a community problem by […]

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September 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park Middle Principal Responds to Incident That Led to Shelter in Place

Takoma Park Middle School principal, Alicia Deeny, sent a letter out to parents early Wednesday following an incident early this afternoon that led the school to  a shelter-in-place. A shelter-in-place plan is implemented in the event of a chemical, biological, or radiological incident, according to Montgomery County Public School’s website. After receiving notification of an […]

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September 18, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Construction Set to Begin for New Seneca Valley High School

Dozens of students, teachers and local leaders gathered at Seneca Valley High School to celebrate the groundbreaking of the future school. Once completed, the new school’s capacity will increase from 1,300 students to 2,400. The school’s increased capacity will provide an opportunity to address projected over-utilization of Clarksburg and Northwest high schools, according to the […]

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