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County Says it Has No Plan to Offer GE-Tech Park as a Future School Site

Rachel Carson Elementary, ablue ribbon school, in Montgomery County , Maryland

Montgomery County has no plans to allow a school to be built on land it owns off of Route 28 in Gaithersburg, the county’s Deputy Director of General Services told MyMCMedia Thursday. The county acquired the 52-acre parcel which includes the former National Geographic building at 100 Edison Park Drive and relocated county services to […]

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School Board Says it “Meets Expectations” in Self Survey

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The Montgomery County Board of Education is “meeting expectations” in seven categories including “responsible management of resources” and “community engagement and communication”, according to a self-evaluation published by the board Wednesday. When the Board of Education hired Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr in 2011, the Board committed to a system of shared governance with the superintendent. […]

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School Board Approves Starr’s CIP Budget Add-Ons

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UPDATED, Nov. 17, 9 p.m. – The Montgomery County Board of Education voted in favor of amendments to the school system’s capital improvements budget Monday night that adds nearly $220 million to the funding plan approved by the Montgomery County Council in May. The board voted in favor of the plan put forth by Superintendent […]

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Montgomery College Partners with Accenture to Help Veterans (VIDEO)

Montgomery College, along with one of its partners, is showing appreciation for its student veterans by putting them face-to-face with a panel of career accomplished veterans who are sharing the skills to succeed. MCTV’s James McClain has the story. Visit our PEG partner MCTV10 (Montgomery College Television program schedule) to see more Montgomery College Television.

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State of the Schools Address (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr delivered his third “State of the Schools” address on Nov. 11. MCPS-TV has the story. Visit our PEG partner MCPS TV to view more of its local programming.

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Library Officials: “We’re more than books … We are a destination place”

Creation, innovation, partnerships, and education were just some of the words used to describe the mission of Montgomery County Public Libraries during a Silver Spring Advisory Board meeting on Nov. 10. Library officials talked to members of the community about library services, programs and opportunities for residents of all ages. They also said the Ethiopian […]

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MCPS Investigates Conduct of Former Substitute Teacher

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is notifying parents that it continues to look into the employment record of Jose Pineda, a former substitute teacher who was recently arrested and charged with having inappropriate contact with a student at Roberto Clemente Middle School. Since the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year, Pineda has worked at 20 […]

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Congressman John Delaney on BOE’s Calendar Decision

U.S. Rep. John Delaney released the following statement on the Montgomery County Board of Education’s decision to strip religious labels from holidays on next year’s school calendar. “I’d like to see Montgomery County Public Schools continue to recognize religious holidays on the calendar, including those important to the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith communities. Eid […]

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Local, National Spotlight on MCPS Calendar Decision (VIDEO)

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The Montgomery County Board of Education vote to remove references to religion on the school system calendar has thrust the county into the national media and locally caused some strong opinions about the decision. As CNN and the New York Daily News among others covered the controversy over the decision to take off Christmas, Easter, […]

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Middle Schoolers’ Survey Includes Questions about Sexual Activity

Middle school students in several of the county’s schools either have already taken or are scheduled to take a survey that has some very specific questions having to do with sexual activity. These are new questions on the 2014 Maryland Youth Tobacco and Risk Behavior Survey. The survey is sponsored by the Maryland Department of […]

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