Education

February 28, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Stedwick Third Graders Make Music with International Students in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

Writing and composing an original opera keeps third graders at Stedwick Elementary on a year long mission of learning. This week the students in Mary Ruth McGinn’s class in Montgomery Village worked on polishing their opera’s theme song. Students visiting from the International School of the Hague (ISH) helped arrange the music. MyMCMedia’s Phyllis Armstrong […]

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February 28, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Hogan Touts Education Funding During Visit to Germantown (VIDEO)

Governor Larry Hogan visited Montgomery College Germantown campus early Tuesday to discuss Maryland’s economy with women in the commercial real estate industry. In his address during an event entitled,”2017 Economic Development Update for the State of Maryland,” Hogan stated Maryland is ranked number eight as best states to live in the nation, according to a […]

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February 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Board of Education Adopts Updated School Calendar

The Board of Education voted unanimously on Monday night to adopt an updated calendar for the 2017 – 2018 school year. The first day of school will be Sept. 5, 2017, for students and the last day of school will be June 12, 2018. According to a news release, the Board of Education originally adopted […]

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February 27, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Stedwick Third Graders & International Students Perform Opera Theme Song (VIDEO)

Third graders at Stedwick Elementary School in Montgomery Village are preparing for the performance of their lives. The 25 third graders in Mary Ruth McGinn’s class are creating an original opera, “Falling from Judgment.” Students visiting the U.S. from the International School of the Hague (ISH) helped fine tune the theme song for the opera. […]

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February 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Good Counsel’s Bob Milloy Retires After 47 Years of Coaching Football (VIDEO)

After more than 47 years of coaching high school football here in Montgomery County, Bob Milloy has announced he is hanging up his whistle. The Olney resident has been the head coach at Good Counsel High School for the past 16 years, and that’s where Susan Kenedy caught up with this legend to talk about […]

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February 25, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Education Equity is One Topic of Concern at Annual State of Black Montgomery Event in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Dozens of local leaders and residents gathered at Veterans Plaza early Saturday to discuss the State of Black Montgomery. It’s an annual event that takes a look at the needs and issues affecting the Black Community. The Association of Black Democrats of Montgomery County hosted the fourth annual State of Black Montgomery where residents in […]

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February 23, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Student Athletes Learn Life Lessons During the Lead ‘Em Up Program (PHOTOS)

Jonathan Harris is a senior at Walt Whitman High School and in just a few months, he’ll be heading to college. Anticipating college isn’t the only thing Harris is excited about.   He’s a member of the school’s men’s basketball team and like many of his teammates, Harris is mentally preparing for their first round […]

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February 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Superintendent and BOE Respond to Trump Administration’s Decision

Montgomery County Board of Education (BOE) President Michael Durso and Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent (MCPS) Jack Smith released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s decision to rescind federal protections for transgender students in schools: “The Montgomery County Board of Education and Montgomery County Public Schools reaffirm our commitment to providing a […]

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February 23, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

High School Students Explore STEM Careers for National Engineers Week (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Students from across the country including students from Montgomery County Public Schools are participating in National Engineers Week to learn about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). With safety gloves on, lab coats snapped tight and goggles to protect their eyes, students from Albert Einstein High School are learning about the sewer system […]

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February 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Greenblatt Fund Picks Top Teachers

The Marian Greenblatt Education Fund on Friday chose five educators who will receive the 2017 Marian Greenblatt Excellence in Education Awards. Three master teachers were selected, each representing high school, middle school, and elementary school teachers. One master teacher awardee will go on to become Teacher of the Year for Montgomery County. Two rising star teachers, […]

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