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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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May 30, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Location for New Elementary School Sparks Debate Among Gaithersburg Residents

Elementary schools during the 2017-2018 school year in the City of Gaithersburg were overcrowded by more than 370 students, according to a report provided by Montgomery County Public Schools.  Student enrollment in elementary schools this current school year reached a utilization of 109 percent, and that number is expected to grow significantly over the next […]

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March 13, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for March 13 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Tuesday, March 13 in Montgomery County: 1. Student Town Hall: Student Member of the Board of Education, Matt Post, will host a student town hall with Board of Education members, the Superintendent, and MCPS executive staff. Topics will include: mental health, the achievement gap, school safety, and technology. […]

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March 12, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Superintendent Releases Statement on March 14 Student Demonstrations

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith released a statement Monday regarding student demonstrations planned for March 14. Students from across the county are planning to join other school districts in the region for a student walkout in support of gun policy and reform.  This comes exactly one month following the deadly shooting at […]

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February 22, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith’s Statement on School Safety

In a letter sent out Thursday, Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith responded to the increase in threats reported, including the arrest of a Clarksburg High School student for the possession of a loaded handgun. Smith’s letter comes approximately one week after the shooting in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 dead. “School systems […]

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December 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

NAACP to Host Conversation on Equity in the Classroom with MCPS Superintendent

The NAACP Parents’ Council is inviting residents to join them in a conversation with Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith to voice any questions or concerns about Montgomery County Public Schools System. Issues that will be raised include the Achievement Gap for students of color, equity in the classroom, and how parents can go about accessing support […]

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December 5, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Dec. 5 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Tuesday, Dec. 5, in Montgomery County: 1. Board of Education Meeting: Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith will discuss the framework of his Fiscal Year 2019 Operating Budget recommendations. The Montgomery County Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Open session will begin at […]

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December 4, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCPS Superintendent to Discuss FY 2019 Recommended Operating Budget

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith is inviting residents to hear his vision for MCPS at his Fiscal Year 2019 Recommended Operating Budget presentation on Dec. 19. The presentation will take place at Rockville High School, 2100 Baltimore Rd and begins at 7 p.m. Save The Date: Fiscal Year 2019 Superintendent’s Operating Budget Presentation […]

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September 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with transit news – construction on the Purple Line light-rail project connecting Bethesda and New Carrollton is underway. There are also reports on Montgomery College greeting students as the fall semester begins, the future of early childhood programs in the county, Gaithersburg […]

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August 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Community Discussion on Universal Pre-Kindergarten Will be Held on Aug. 23

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice will join Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Jack Smith, for a community meeting to discuss universal pre-kindergarten programs on Aug. 23 and residents are invited to attend. The purpose of this meeting is to gain insight from the community about what they are looking for in early childhood education, […]

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