October 25, 2016 | Staff Writer

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MCPS Superintendent Scheduled to Release Recommended FY 2018 Capital Budget on Oct. 27

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith is scheduled to release his recommended FY 2018 Capital Budget and the amendments to the FY 2017–2022 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) on Thursday. According to a news release, the Montgomery County Board of Education will hold public hearings on the CIP at 7 p.m. on  Nov. 10, and Nov. […]

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October 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on Starting School After Labor Day (VIDEO)

During a conversation with Comptroller Peter Franchot at a Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce event on Friday morning in North Bethesda, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan did not mince any words when he was asked about the controversy surrounding his executive order mandating a post Labor Day school start. “This is one of the most ridiculous […]

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October 20, 2016 | Staff Writer


Thousands of People Attend the World of Montgomery Festival (VIDEO)

Approximately 8,000 people attended the World of Montgomery festival at the Rockville campus of Montgomery College. Find out more in this MCTV report, below:

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October 20, 2016 | Staff Writer


Ability Awareness Week at Dufief Elementary School (VIDEO)

DuFief Elementary School is celebrating its 5th annual Ability Awareness Week, Oct. 17 – 21. The program teaches students that each person is special, despite differences or disabilities. Activities include speakers, readings, and a special assembly with the Maryland Ravens wheelchair basketball team. Find out more in this video report from MCPS-TV, below:

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October 20, 2016 | Sonya Burke


Breaking New Ground at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville (PHOTO)

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Universities at Shady Grove’s new Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Education Facility was held this week in Rockville. Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford were among the officials who attended the ceremony. “Since 2000, USG has brought world-class education, research, and services to citizens, business, and […]

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October 20, 2016 | Mitti Hicks


SCUP Conference in Rockville Encourages Building a Better Community (VIDEO)

UPDATED Supporting those suffering from domestic violence, building community with Muslim youth and dealing with issues in race and equality, were just a few topics discussed at the 17th Annual School-Community United Partnership (SCUP) Conference at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville on Oct. 7th. This year’s theme “All Together Now, Our Journey to […]

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October 18, 2016 | Mitti Hicks


A Lesson on Equality From Stedwick Elementary School Students (VIDEO)

Students in Montgomery Village are sending a strong video message about judging someone before getting to know them. In fact, this video entitled, “The Lie” has received thousands of views and shares from people across the world. In the video, students share a time when they overheard something negative about their race, gender or religion. “My […]

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October 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke


Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Montgomery Knolls Elementary (VIDEO)

Students, staff and parents at Montgomery Knolls and Pinecrest elementary schools in Silver Spring recently celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month. The celebration featured a book fair, dance performances, fashions and food demonstrations. Find out more in this report from MCPS-TV, below:

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October 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Wootton High School Student Angela Wu Wins Councilmember for a Day Challenge (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice has selected Angela Wu as the winner of his “Councilmember for a Day” challenge. Wu, a Wootton High School student, will shadow Rice this fall to learn what it’s like to be a Councilmember. Find out more in this video report, below: Read Wu’s winning essay, here.    

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October 11, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

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Student Population Changes in Montgomery Public Schools (VIDEO)

Enrollment in Montgomery County Public County Public Schools (MCPS)  is expected to reach a record-high of 159,242 students this school year, according to a new report by James Song, director of facilities management for MCPS.  This report was presented to the Board of Education at a recent meeting, and it highlighted how school enrollment is surpassing school capacity. […]

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