Education

April 4, 2018 | Staff Writer

Board of Education Changing Meeting Time to Accommodate Inclement Weather

The Montgomery County Board of Education will change its meeting time to “lessen the impact of inclement weather,” according to a statement released by Montgomery County Public Schools. Currently, the school board conducts two business meetings each month which involves a day meeting that starts at 10:00 a.m., and an evening meeting that begins at […]

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April 3, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Rockville City Hall

Rockville High School and College Students Can Register for Diversity Workshop

Rockville area students can register for a free diversity workshop that will be hosted by the Rockville Human Rights Commission on Saturday, April 21. The “Building Bridges in a Diverse Society,” workshop will take place at the Science Center at Montgomery College-Rockville.  Students who live or attend high school in Rockville or attend Montgomery College-Rockville may register […]

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March 30, 2018 | Staff Writer

Results Show MCPS Students Lead State in Advanced Placement Success

Results from the Advanced Placement (AP) Cohort shows Montgomery County Public Schools Class of 2017 outperformed their peers in Maryland and in the nation on AP exams. More than 52 percent of students received a college-ready score of 3 or higher on at least one exam, according to a news release. Montgomery County Public Schools […]

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March 28, 2018 | Staff Writer

MCPS Announces 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year Finalists

Finalists for Montgomery County Public Schools 2017-2018 “Teacher of the Year Award” have been named. To qualify for the award given by the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund, teachers must have at least five years of experience in the school district and be interviewed by a panel of educators, Board of Education members, MCPS staff, the Montgomery […]

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March 26, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

School System Plans Update to Elementary Curriculum

Montgomery County Public Schools will look outside its staff this year for a new curriculum for its elementary schools, a county administrator said Monday. In recent years, the school system had used its own staff to develop the lessons taught in its own classrooms. MCPS officials will ask publishers to submit proposals for a new […]

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March 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

The March for Our Lives Rally is Saturday, March 24

Here’s What You Need to Know The March for Our Lives Rally to address gun violence in schools is expected to draw hundreds of thousands to downtown Washington Saturday, March 24. The rally will include a diverse program of student speakers, musical performances, guest speakers and video tributes from noon until 3 pm. According to the website […]

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March 22, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Yellow school bus

Wednesday’s School Closure Pushes Summer Vacation Back

Wednesday weather-related school closure means summer vacation will start later than anticipated for Montgomery County Public School students. Weather permitting, June 15 will be the last day of classes for students which is the last day under Gov. Larry Hogan’s executive order school districts can hold classes. This latest extension in the school-year comes just […]

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March 22, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Katz, Leventhal Offer Advice for Anyone Attending Saturday’s Rally

Students and adults are heading to Washington, D.C., on Saturday for the March for Our Lives, a demonstration partially organized by the students of Stoneman Douglas High School. The school was the site of the Feb.14 school shooting that left 17 dead. Councilmember Sidney Katz offered this advice about attending the rally: And Councilmember George […]

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March 21, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Public Schools to Open Two Hours Late on Thursday, March 22

Montgomery County Public Schools will open two hours late on Thursday, March 22 because of emergency weather conditions. 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 […]

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March 20, 2018 | Staff Writer

MCPS Officials Announce Schools and Offices Closed Wednesday, March 21

Update: Administrative offices are also closed; all activities in school buildings are canceled. Montgomery County Public Schools will be closed Wednesday, March 21 because of the winter snow storm, according to a note posted on the district’s website. All school and community activities in school buildings are canceled. Day care programs that are located in […]

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