January 20, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Takoma Park City Officials Approve Scholarship Funds for Montgomery College Students

Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to Montgomery College students thanks to a resolution passed by the Takoma Park City Council. In an effort to support affordable higher education within the community, Takoma Park City Council passed a resolution that allows the distribution of city scholarship funds for Montgomery College students, according to a news […]

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January 10, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Board of Education Sends a Message About Inclusion

The Montgomery County Board of Education (BOE) has a message for the new year: Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is a safe and welcoming environment for every student to learn. This message comes after an increase in hate-based incidents around the community that have also affected the schools, according to the BOE’s statement. “This message was […]

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December 22, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Latin Grammy Winning Artist Andres Salguero Teaching Children about Culture in Silver Spring (VIDEO& PHOTOS)

Latin GRAMMY winning children’s artist Andres Salguero is teaching children at New Hampshire Estates Elementary School about Latin American countries through his music. This community outreach program entitled Jump Start with the Arts was funded by Carpe Diem Arts’ an organization supported by El Golfo Restaurant. “We feel it’s really important for young children to have memorable […]

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December 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Leggett on Montgomery College President: “Worth Every Penny She is Making”

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett answered some questions about life in Montgomery County during a virtual town hall meeting on Dec. 20, and one of the questions he responded to was about Dr. DeRionne Pollard, the president of Montgomery College. During the online question and answer session, Paul from Rockville asked when Leggett would “investigate […]

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December 21, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

New YMCA Program Inspiring Futures for Young Males of Color (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Two years ago, County Executive Ike Leggett and the County Council accepted President Obama’s challenge to help close opportunity gaps for young men of color. Nearly $20,000 is now being spent to help black and Latino youth through a new mentoring program operated by the YMCA’s Youth & Family Services Branch. MyMCMedia’s Phyllis Armstrong met […]

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December 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Council President Berliner on School Funding (VIDEO)

Montgomery County President Roger Berliner responds to the FY 2018 Operating School Budget Recommendation by Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith. Smith is asking for an increase of roughly $62 million compared to the FY 2017 Operating Budget. In this MyMCMedia extra video, Berliner explains why it will not be an easy budget year for […]

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December 15, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

County Councilmember Craig Rice on Budget Recommendation by MCPS Superintendent (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice says the budget recommendation by Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith for the 2017-18 school year is a step in the right direction:  

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December 14, 2016 | Staff Writer

Board of Education Sets Calendar for 2017-18 School Year

The Board of Education adopted the calendar for the 2017-18 school year at its Dec. 13 meeting, according to a press release. School will begin on Tuesday Sept. 5 and the last day is scheduled for Thursday June 14. “We understand how important it is for out families to have a calendar as soon as […]

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December 14, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Superintendent Jack Smith Recommends $2.52 Billion Operating Budget for FY 2018 (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith presented his FY 2018 Operating Budget goals for the school system on Monday, including a 2.5 percent budget increase over current funding. Smith recommends a total of $2,519,848,012 for 2018. This is an increase of $62,374,251 compared to the FY 2017 Operating Budget. The spending increase will be used to […]

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December 13, 2016 | Staff Writer

Dozens of Student Leaders Meet with School Board Members (VIDEO)

More than 50 student leaders recently met with school board members to shares ideas and discuss issues impacting life in Montgomery County schools. Find out more in this report by MCPS-TV:

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