Education

September 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCPS Launches Fundraiser to Help for Students Affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma

Montgomery County Public Schools is partnering with the Montgomery County Public Schools Educational Foundation, Inc to help raise money for students and families affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The campaign titled, “Hurricane Relief Fund,” officially kicked off on Sept. 7 and will end on Oct. 7. The district’s goal is to raise at least […]

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September 8, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Leggett Remarks During Hispanic Gala: ‘We Will Protect Our Dreamers’ (VIDEO)

Hundreds of people gathered at the Fillmore in Silver Spring Thursday evening for the Montgomery County Executive’s Hispanic Gala to honor more than 60 students with scholarships. The MCEHG was implemented in 2013 to bring organizations and stakeholders together to assist Hispanic youth achieve a high level of education while building diverse and united communities […]

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September 6, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Advice for Students From Montgomery County School Board Members (VIDEO)

The first day of school is often the most memorable. For some students, it’s the start of a new educational journey. And for other students, it’s a day filled with anticipation as they begin to count down the days until graduation to embark on their next venture. “There’s nothing quite like the first day of […]

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September 5, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

New School Year Starts with Record Enrollment (VIDEO)

The start of the 2017-2018 school year kicked off  Tuesday for Montgomery County Public Schools with more than 2,000 new students, two new language immersion programs, 950 new teachers and 26 principals, and record enrollment. According to Dr. Jack Smith, superintendent for MCPS, more than 161,000 students are enrolled this school year: the largest enrollment […]

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September 5, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

First Day of School in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

School is officially in session. With backpacks in hand, excitement and even some tears, students here in Montgomery County Public Schools are ready to kick off the 2017-2018 school year. More than 2,000 new students are enrolled in the MCPS school system and third grader, Cyniyah, has a message for the newbies. “Be brave and […]

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September 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

First Day of School Arrives for Public School Students

When schoolhouse doors open Tuesday for the start of the 2017-2018 academic year, Montgomery County Public Schools are expecting more than 161,000 students who will be taught by more than 13,000 teachers, according to school system figures. New this year is, of course, the start date. The school year starts the day after Labor Day, […]

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September 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Smith Gets Raise Bringing Salary to $290,000

School Superintendent Jack Smith received a $15,000 raise from the Montgomery County Board of Education, putting his salary at $290,000. “It put him in comparable range with other superintendents at large systems in the Washington D.C. area,” school board member Pat O’Neill said. Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Braband also makes $290,000. Montgomery County […]

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September 1, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery College Expects Dip in Enrollment

Montgomery College, which started this week, expects the 2017-18 enrollment to slip about 2 percent and 3 percent from last year, campus spokesman Marcus Rosano said. The decline is due in large part to the improving economy, he said. In this MyMCMedia Extra, Rosano describes how the college will handle the dip in enrollment, as […]

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August 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

Donation Drive for School Supplies Will Benefit Local Youth

The start of school year is approaching and organizations across the county are working to make sure that students are prepared.  To ensure that every child has a backpack full of necessary school supplies, county leaders are asking the community to donate school materials and backpacks. School supplies will be accepted at donation sites until […]

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August 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

C2 Education Opens New Location in Potomac

C2 Education, a network of subject tutoring, test preparation, and support, has opened a new location in Potomac. The new center, located at 9812 Falls Road, is the first location in Potomac and the 22nd in the Washington D.C. area. “We are so excited to finally be a part of the Potomac Community,” said Stephanie […]

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