Board of Education

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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June 5, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Gaithersburg Council Approves MCPS Proposal for New School

The Gaithersburg City Council voted to move forward in negotiating with Montgomery County Public School officials on constructing a new elementary school on city-owned land. Monday night’s vote by the council allows school officials to conduct a feasibility analysis on Kelley Park. Earlier this year, the Montgomery County Board of Education approved Superintendent Dr. Jack […]

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May 4, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Week in Review

Don Mooers hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. Guests include Melanie Wenger, Deborah Landau, Stuart Rosenthal, and Jane de Winter. Mooers and the panel discuss the results of the 2018 Maryland General Assembly Session with Melanie Wenger, the work of the Nature Conservancy with Deborah Landau, the May issue of The Beacon Newspaper with Stuart […]

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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 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for April 23 in Montgomery County

Happy Friday! Here are five things to know for Monday, April 23, in Montgomery County: 1. Awards Night: The Montgomery County Volunteer Center hands out its Montgomery Serves Awards at 6:30 p.m. at Imagination Stage in Bethesda. 2. Another Day Older …: The Montgomery County Council’s Government Operations Committee is examining the debt service in County Executive […]

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April 12, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

New Rockville Elementary School Named

At a recent meeting, the Montgomery County Board of Education selected a name for Richard Montgomery Elementary School #5. The Board voted to name the new school after Bayard Rustin, a leader in the Civil Rights Movement and a gay rights activist. This name however, was not the first choice selected by the school’s naming […]

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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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February 22, 2018 | Staff Writer

Candidates for Courthouse Races, Board of Education

These are the candidates who appear on the Maryland State Board of Elections website as of 11 a.m. Tuesday. Candidates have until 9 p.m. Tuesday to file paperwork with the elections board announcing their desire to appear in the June 26 primary election ballot. State’s Attorney John McCarthy, Democratic   Clerk of the Circuit Court […]

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February 15, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today Thursday, Feb. 15, in Montgomery County

Thursday’s rundown of five things to know today in Montgomery County: 1. Bethesda Police Station: The move to the new 2nd District Station will be complete and the station will be open to the public after 5 p.m. today. 2. Virtual Town Hall Meeting: County Executive Ike Leggett will answer questions submitted online today from 1 – […]

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February 13, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Montgomery County

Here’s five things you need to know for Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Montgomery County: 1. Hypothermia Alert: Montgomery County has issued a hypothermia last night that continues until 9 a.m. 2. Solar Production: The Montgomery County Council is expected to introduce a bill to expand solar production. 3. New Member Mixer: Montgomery County League of Women Voters will have […]

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