Education

September 16, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Council Committees Meet Monday

Several Montgomery County Council committees are meeting Monday. On the agenda, National Philharmonic update, County procurement laws, interagency pesticide use, and the bicycle master plan. Below is the committee schedule: The Montgomery County Council’s Health and Human Services committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. to receive an update from the National Philharmonic. Also at 9:30 a.m., […]

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August 27, 2018 | Staff Writer

Back to School: Short List of Important Dates for MCPS 2018-2019 Calendar

The first day of school in Montgomery County is September 4, just over a week from now. The calendar includes important dates – winter and spring vacations, religious holidays, federal holidays, early dismissals and parent-teacher conferences. The Montgomery County Public Schools calendar may be found, here. Here is the full list of dates to know […]

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June 7, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Councilmember Craig Rice to Receive Cornerstone Award for Education and Leadership

The Metropolitan Kappa Youth Foundation will award Councilmember Craig Rice the Cornerstone Award for Education and Leadership at the Annual Black and White Scholarship Gala on June 8. Councilmember Rice is committed to making the county’s education budget process transparent. He organized Education Budget Forums throughout the County from 2015 through 2017 to provide information […]

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May 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Andrew Duck’s Position on Free Community College

Andrew Duck, candidate for the Democratic nominee in Maryland’s 6th congressional district, participated in the May 3, 2018 Candidates’ Forum hosted by various Democratic Clubs. Paul Bessel moderated the forum. Duck responded to this question: Do you favor free community college? The forum included Andrew Duck, George English, Dr. Nadia Hashimi, Chris Hearsey, Roger Manno, […]

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May 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Chris Hearsey’s Position on Free Community College

Chris Hearsey, candidate for the Democratic nominee in Maryland’s 6th congressional district, participated in the May 3, 2018 Candidates’ Forum hosted by various Democratic Clubs. Paul Bessel moderated the forum. Hearsey responded to this question: Do you favor free community college? The forum included Andrew Duck, George English, Dr. Nadia Hashimi, Chris Hearsey, Roger Manno, […]

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May 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

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David Trone’s Position on Free Community College

David Trone, candidate for the Democratic nominee in Maryland’s 6th congressional district, participated in the May 3, 2018 Candidates’ Forum hosted by various Democratic Clubs. Paul Bessel moderated the forum. Trone responded to this question: Do you favor free community college? The forum included Andrew Duck, George English, Dr. Nadia Hashimi, Chris Hearsey, Roger Manno, […]

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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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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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