Education

February 12, 2016 | Staff Writer

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After School Activities Canceled Due to Winter Weather Forecast

All after school and evening school activities are canceled because of today’s snow. Community activities in school buildings will occur, as scheduled All MCPS afterschool activities are canceled today. Community activities in schools will take place as scheduled. All after school and evening school-sponsored activities are canceled today (Feb. 12) Community use programs will continue […]

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February 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Sports Insight (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has produced a new web and TV series, Sports Insight, about the district’s high school and middle school athletics program. In this premiere episode, Sports Insight examines the importance of sportsmanship. Visit our PEG partner MCPS-TV to view more of its local programming.

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February 10, 2016 | Willie James Inman

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Leggett is Optimistic About New MCPS Superintendent Jack Smith (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) selected Jack Smith as the new superintendent. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett expresses confidence in the new leadership at MCPS. Related:

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February 10, 2016 | Willie James Inman

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Montgomery College Students Travel to Annapolis for Student Advocacy Day (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Hundreds of college students from across the state traveled to Annapolis on Wednesday for Student Advocacy Day. The Maryland Association of Community Colleges (MACC), coordinated the event which, encourages students to challenge lawmakers on issues such as funding and tuition.  The event took place in the Miller Senate Office Building which is located on 11 […]

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February 10, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Two Montgomery College Campuses Closing Childcare Centers

UPDATED Starting on July 1, Montgomery College will only have one childcare center open at its Germantown campus. The College will be closing childcare centers at its Rockville and Takoma Park/ Silver Spring campuses on June 30, after suffering financial losses of $1.9 million since FY 2010. According to a statement released by Montgomery College, meetings […]

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February 9, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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RMHS Gym Closed Until March Following Snow Damage Last Month

The gymnasium at Richard Montgomery High School (RMHS) is closed this month after the floor was damaged last month during the blizzard. That means sporting events and Physical Education classes at the school have to be relocated for the next three weeks. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Spokesperson Derek Turner said repairs are now underway […]

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February 9, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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MCPS District Opens Two Hours Late on Tuesday

The Montgomery County Public Schools district is opening two hours late on Tuesday morning because of weather conditions. What that means is that bus service will be provided on a two hour delayed schedule. Morning prekindergarten, morning half-day Head Start, other morning half-day programs and field trips are canceled. Other activities and programs that begin […]

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February 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Truancy Prevention Program Aims to Get Students Back in Class (VIDEO)

Montgomery County’s truancy prevention program is designed to increase student attendance. Some Councilmembers recently received a briefing on this program. CCM’s Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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February 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Nancy Navarro on MCPS: “There’s a Sense of Urgency” (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council member Nancy Navarro is “excited” about the Board of Education’s selection of Dr. Jack Smith as the next superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). As for the work ahead, she said, “there’s a sense of urgency.” Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video:

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February 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Eric Guerci Says Dr. Jack Smith is “Excellent Choice” (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Eric Guerci, the student member of the Montgomery County Board of Education, explains why he believes Dr. Jack Smith is an “excellent choice” for superintendent.

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