Education

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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January 30, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Public Schools to Open Two Hours Late on Tuesday

Montgomery County Public Schools will open two hours late on Tuesday, Jan. 30 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 10:30 a.m. or earlier […]

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January 25, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS School Calendar Update Following Closings

Inclement weather forced Montgomery County Public Schools to close for two days earlier this month but the closings will not impact this year’s school calendar–for now, according to MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith. Smith released in a statement that the 2017-2018 school calendar includes a total of 182 instructional days, which are two above the […]

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January 24, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Lynda.com Now Available Free Through Montgomery County Libraries

The premier online education site, Lynda.com, is now available free for all Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) users with a valid library card. Lynda.com offers a collection of more than 6,000 video courses taught by industry experts. Users can access Lynda.com to learn art, graphic design, music, 3D animation, CNC/CAD engineering, Photoshop, InDesign, help with […]

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January 23, 2018 | Michelle Queen

WalletHub Ranks Maryland Second Most Educated State

Maryland is ranked the second most educated state according to finance website WalletHub. The state of Massachusetts 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 across two categories and […]

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January 22, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Campus Kitchen in Rockville Fights Hunger in the Community

Students enrolled at University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s (UMES) hospitality and tourism management program are helping to fight in hunger in Montgomery County. Each month under faculty instruction, students prepare a home cooked meal for families in need through the Campus Kitchens Projects (CKP). CKP is a nonprofit based in Washington D.C. that partners with […]

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January 17, 2018 | Michelle Queen

UPDATE: Montgomery County Public Schools Close Wednesday, Jan. 17

UPDATE: Montgomery County Public Schools are now closing today, due to unsafe road conditions. Administrative offices are open on time. Day care programs in school buildings may remain open as scheduled. Urgent Update: Due to unsafe road conditions affecting school transportation, Montgomery County Public Schools is now closing schools today, January 17, 2018. Administrative offices […]

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January 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

Web Site Niche Ranks Montgomery County Schools Second Best in Maryland

The website Niche ranked Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) the second best school district in Maryland. Niche is an online site that provides rankings, report cards, and reviews of cities, colleges, neighborhoods, and K-12 schools. Maryland has 24 school districts and Howard County Public Schools ranked first this year. MCPS is the largest school district […]

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January 11, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Clarksburg High School Hosts TedX Youth Event

Hundreds of students and members from the community gathered in Clarksburg High School’s auditorium early Thursday to attend a student-led TEDx Youth event. TED is a nonprofit whose mission is to spread ideas in short but powerful talks.  The organization’s TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals spark conversation and connection through […]

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January 9, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

New Principal Appointed at Richard Montgomery Elementary School No. 5 (PHOTO)

The Montgomery County Board of Education appointed Rachel DuBois as principal of the new Richard Montgomery Elementary School #5. According to the MCPS website, the project is still under construction. The new elementary school, located at 332 West Edmonston Drive in Rockville, is scheduled to open Sept. 2018 . Congratulations to Rachel DuBois, who was […]

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