Education

February 20, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Albert Einstein High School Students Take on Fake News

A recent study published by researchers at Stanford University regarding young people’s ability to reason about the information on the Internet was summed up in one word: “bleak.” In other words, middle school, high school and college students were unable to identify reliable information sources and Standford researchers stated, “at present, we worry that democracy […]

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February 15, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Professors Take Montgomery College to Court over Wages

The Montgomery College professor’s union has taken the college to court claiming college president DeRionne Pollard and the college’s board of trustees violated the collective bargaining agreement. The American Association of University Professors claims the college has not followed the dispute resolution procedures contained in the agreement, according to a six-page suit filed in Montgomery […]

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February 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

Five Education Forums Scheduled Around Montgomery County Begin Feb. 21

Residents will have the chance to hear information and to offer comments on the programs and budgets of Montgomery County Public Schools and Montgomery College in a series of public forums that start Feb. 21, a county statement said. Montgomery County Council Education Committee Chair Craig Rice, MCPS Superintendent Jack Smith and college President DeRionne Pollard will host […]

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February 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Detectives Investigate Gaithersburg Teen’s Death

Update, 6 p.m.: Montgomery County police said Monday evening that detectives are investigating the death of Tyler Steven Terry, 17, of Gaithersburg. About 7:48 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue personnel responded to a community basketball court located in the area of Hillstone Road and Timber Rock Road in Gaithersburg for the […]

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February 8, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

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College Officials Apologize After Sending False Alert About Active Shooter

A false alarm that warned more than 8,000 students, staff and even parents via text message about an active shooter on Montgomery College’s campus, sent the community into a panic until college officials said the message was a mistake. College officials have apologized for the error and said the message was a template for alerts […]

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February 8, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS School Year Extended to June 13 Amid Weather Related Closings

The last day of school for Montgomery County Public School students has been extended to June 13 due to Wednesday’s school closing, making it the third weather-related closing this year. June 12 was the original date scheduled for students to finish up classes. Some parents criticized MCPS staff for cancelling classes because of the lack […]

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February 7, 2018 | Michelle Queen

UPDATE: Montgomery County Schools are Closed Wednesday

UPDATE: Montgomery County Public Schools are closed Wednesday, Feb. 7, due to weather. All school and community activities in school buildings also are canceled. Administrative offices remain on a two-hour delay. Day care programs in school buildings may open at 9 a.m.. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and administrative offices will open two hours late […]

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February 6, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

School Closing Could Alter MCPS School Calendar

Inclement weather could force Montgomery County Public Schools to close again Wednesday, which will have an effect on this year’s school calendar, according to a January statement from MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith. In his statement, Smith said the 2017-2018 school calendar includes a total of 182 instructional days, which are two above the minimum required by […]

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February 6, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Bill Introduced Would Require Public Universities to Report Hate-Based Incidents

A bill before the Maryland House of Delegates aims to prevent hate-bias incidents at colleges and universities. The legislation, introduced Jan. 26 and sponsored by a number of delegates, would require public institutions of higher education to implement and develop programs to prevent hate-based incidents and provide training in cultural diversity. If the law passes, schools […]

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February 5, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Schools on Two-Hour Weather Delay Monday

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will open two hours late on Feb. 5 due to icy roadways. 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 at 10:50 a.m. or earlier are canceled. Administrative […]

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