Education

November 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCPS Releases Video Showcasing DNA Resource Center at Thomas S. Wooton High School

Montgomery County Public Schools has released a video showcasing the DNA Resource Center at Thomas S. Wooton High School. According to the MCPS website, the DNA Resource Center is “the site where a network of teachers, trainers and researchers develop, field test and replicate biotechnology experiments for student use.” The resource center also creates “a […]

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October 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Parents’ Council Discuss Achievement Gaps in School System (PHOTOS)

Addressing disparities with resources in education was the topic of discussion during the NAACP Parents’ Council kick-off event Monday night which is something parent Charles Casey is concerned about. “I’m getting my daughter ready for college and some of the challenges we face with the school system as far as meeting the needs of kids […]

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October 4, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Students Participate in Walk to School Day (PHOTOS)

More than 50 schools in the county’s public school system participated in International Walk to School Day Wednesday. Founded in 1997, International Walk to School Day was established to bring community leaders and children together to bring awareness for walkable communities. “We want the community to know that there are many benefits to walking to […]

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September 5, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

New School Year Starts with Record Enrollment (VIDEO)

The start of the 2017-2018 school year kicked off  Tuesday for Montgomery County Public Schools with more than 2,000 new students, two new language immersion programs, 950 new teachers and 26 principals, and record enrollment. According to Dr. Jack Smith, superintendent for MCPS, more than 161,000 students are enrolled this school year: the largest enrollment […]

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August 30, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 30, in Montgomery County

Your daily rundown of five stories and events happening today, Aug. 30, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. PSC Hearing: The Maryland Public Service Commission wants to know what you think of Pepco’s proposed rate hike that would increase the average customer’s bill by $7.37 per month. A public hearing takes place tonight, beginning at 6:30 […]

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August 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with the lessons learned from the Flower Branch Apartments tragedy one year ago. There are also reports on the Zika virus, the upcoming solar eclipse and more. Watch the show in its entirety below:

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July 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

On the Agenda: County Council Committees Meet Thursday

Several Montgomery County Council committees are meeting Thursday. On the agenda, student loans, taxicabs, public campaign financing, a telework regulation, declaration of no further need property, and safe routes to school. Below is the committee schedule: The Montgomery County Council’s Government Operations and Fiscal Policy and Education committees will meet jointly at 9:30 a.m. to […]

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June 29, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Councilmember Nancy Navarro Files Paperwork For Re-Election Bid (VIDEO)

It’s official. Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro is running for re-election to her District 4 Council seat. Navarro, a Democrat, filed her paperwork Thursday at the Board of Elections offices in Gaithersburg. She is the first candidate to file for the District 4 seat. It was a bittersweet and exciting moment for Navarro. “I am definitely […]

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June 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports about a community meeting about crime in Montgomery Village, new security at the Council Office Building in Rockville, and the last day of school. Watch the show, below:

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June 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Governor Hogan Announces Four Appointments to Maryland State Board of Education

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has announced his picks to fill four vacancies on the Maryland State Board of Education. Hogan’s appointees are David Steiner, Dr. Justin Hartings, Michael Phillips and Kyle Smith. “These talented individuals represent our administration’s continued commitment to ensuring that our already strong education system continues to improve while providing a world-class […]

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