Education

May 2, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Be Aware of Thursday’s Mass Casualty Exercise at Montgomery College in Rockville

Remember the sayings, practice makes perfect and  you can’t judge a book by it’s cover? Thursday Rockville will put both sayings into action. County officials with Emergency Management, Homeland Security, County public safety agencies, area hospitals and Montgomery College will perform a full-scale mass casualty, active assailant training exercise on the Rockville campus from 9 a.m. […]

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May 1, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Rockville Robotics Team Takes Top Prize in World Championship

Out of more than 60,000 students across 6,000 teams, a group of students from Rockville was named the top team at the World Robotics Championship held in Detroit. Wizardz.exe’s victory comes after beating 12 other teams at the East Coast Super-Regional Championships. The Wizards competed in the “FIRST Tech Challenge,” at the world championships where […]

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April 26, 2018 | Staff Writer

Pepco’s Debbi Jarvis Accepts EPIC Award for Communications Leadership

Debbi Jarvis serves as the Vice President of Pepco Holdings, INC whre she and her team develop communication strategies in the communities served by Pepco Holdings and its three operating utilities. Jarvis was honored during the EPIC Awards with the EPIC Award for Communications Leadership on April 26 at The Fillmore in Silver Spring. Montgomery […]

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April 26, 2018 | Staff Writer

Mary Ellen Icaza Honored with EPIC Award for Education

Mary Ellen Icaza has worked in urban libraries for more than 15 years.  She currently serves as the Assistant Director for Outreach and Programs for Montgomery County Public Libraries where she oversees all programming, community outreach and special events. Her dedication to MCPL is why she was honored with the EPIC Award for Education during […]

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April 25, 2018 | Staff Writer

Special Education Summit Planned for April 28 in Gaithersburg

Parents, educators, and community members are invited to the fifth annual Special Education Summit on Saturday, April 28. The conference, hosted by Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), takes place at Quince Orchard High School located at 15800 Quince Orchard Road in Gaithersburg. The summit will feature keynote speakers Robin and Wayne Evans, MCPS parents of […]

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April 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

Board of Education Candidates’ Forum Monday at Gaithersburg High

The League of Women Voters of Montgomery County, Montgomery County Council of PTAs and the  NAACP (Montgomery County Chapter) hosted a Board of Education candidates forum at Gaithersburg High School Monday, April 23. The forum included Ryan Arbuckle, Timur Edib, Marwa Omar Ibrahim, Julie Reiley, Brandon Orman Rippeon, John A. Robertson, Karla Silvestre, and Stephen Sugg […]

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April 23, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

BOND Project Pushes to Increase Men of Color in Classrooms

A program here in Montgomery County is working to increase and retain male educators of color to reflect the school district’s diverse population. More than 13,000 thousand teachers educate the over 160,000 students in Montgomery County and less than 5 percent are men of color according to organizers with the Bond Project who say these […]

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April 23, 2018 | Michelle Queen

DuFief Elementary’s Fourth-Grader Named Gaithersburg Jr. Mayor

Zayd Salahuddin of DuFief Elementary School has been selected as Gaithersburg’s next Junior Mayor. His first appearance is scheduled to be at the State of the City Address on April 26, where the gavel will be passed by current Junior Mayor Purani Kannan of Diamond Elementary School. Zayd will be officially introduced to the public […]

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April 21, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

County Program Aims to Diversify Teacher Workforce with Men of Color

A program in Montgomery County is working to increase and retain male educators of color to reflect the school district’s diverse population. The Building Our Network of Diversity (BOND) Project started in 2013 after the organization’s co-founder Inger Swimpson found that male teachers of color were having difficulties with finding success in Montgomery County Public […]

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April 21, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Rockville Robotics Teams Advances to World Championship

After beating 12 other teams at the East Coast Super-Regional Championships, a local robotics team of middle and high school students have advanced to compete in the World Robotics Championships in Detroit next week. It’s not the first time that Wizards.exe have advanced this far, according to the team’s mentor Rajiv Dewan. “This is their third […]

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