Education

July 30, 2018 | Staff Writer

WalletHub Ranks Maryland as Having Eighth Best School System

Maryland has the eighth best school system in the nation according to finance website WalletHub. The Massachusetts  public school system is ranked number one. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the higher the level of education one completes, the higher their income potential and the lower their chances of unemployment become. WalletHub compared the 50 states […]

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July 30, 2018 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Seeks School Supplies Through Aug. 31

The City of Gaithersburg Educational Enrichment Committee is working with the Gaithersburg Youth Club and Student Union and other local businesses and organizations to collect much-needed school supplies that will be donated to area educators. The supplies will be made available to local school staff at the City’s annual Principal/Counselor/PTA Appreciation Breakfast on Sept. 27. […]

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July 27, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Expands Due to Overcrowding

There are 34 more classrooms at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School following a renovation project to ease overcrowding. Enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year was 500 over capacity. “With 2,100 students last year we had eight portable classroom units outside,” said Donna Jones, the school’s principal. “With this expansion, the building will have a capacity of 2,400.” […]

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July 27, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Program Offers Paid Internships to Underserved Youth

In an effort to help the more than 8,000 disconnected youth in Montgomery County, Urban Alliance partnered with local businesses to offer high school students an opportunity to gain professional work experience. A report from the Montgomery County Office of Legislative Oversight describes disconnected youth as individuals between the ages of 16 to 24, who […]

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July 24, 2018 | Staff Writer

Will Josiah Henson Be Honored With New High School?

This story was updated at 12:36 p.m. Tuesday, July 24. See note below. A request to Montgomery County Public Schools would name a new high school after the Rev. Josiah Henson, who was a slave in Montgomery County and who ultimately helped 118 slaves to freedom in Canada. The request comes from Montgomery County Council […]

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July 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

Student Mental Wellness PSA Contest Results

The results are in for Montgomery Community Media’s Mental Wellness student video contest sponsored by Adventist Healthcare. The video contest challenged youth in middle school and high school to create an original Public Service Announcement (PSA) that highlights the mental wellness issues impacting their lives. Examples of those issues inlcude bullying, depression, stress, anxiety, and […]

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July 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Calendar

Schools Calendar Survey: Parents More Likely to Send Kids to School on Holidays

When it comes to preferences on school closures, the majority of parents from Montgomery County Public Schools would send their children to class, regardless of the holiday, according to recent survey results. The response from parents come amid the Montgomery County Board of Education’s decision to conduct a calendar survey for parents, students, staff, and […]

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July 19, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Safeway Giving Out Free LED Light Bulbs in Exchange for Old Bulbs

Montgomery County residents have the chance to save money and energy this summer by trading in old incandescent or compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs for free LED light bulbs thanks to a program implemented by Safeway. Participants can bring as many bulbs as they have available to receive a maximum of three LED bulbs for […]

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July 17, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Summer Program Provides More Than 400,000 Meals for Children

The Division of Food and Nutrition Services with Montgomery County Public Schools offers free meals to students ages 18 and under each year from mid June until August. Since 35 percent of MCPS students are eligible for free and reduced price meals during the school year,  the summer meal program was designed to bridge the […]

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July 16, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Unveils $385 Million in College Aid Programs

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday $385 million in new college programs for Maryland students that can help pay off debt, and to avoid it in the first place. Hogan, speaking at the Universities at Shady Grove, said he would reintroduce the Student Debt Relief Act on the first day of the 2019 legislative session. The […]

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