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September 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCPS Launches Fundraiser to Help for Students Affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma

Montgomery County Public Schools is partnering with the Montgomery County Public Schools Educational Foundation, Inc to help raise money for students and families affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The campaign titled, “Hurricane Relief Fund,” officially kicked off on Sept. 7 and will end on Oct. 7. The district’s goal is to raise at least […]

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August 29, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 29, in Montgomery County

Below are five things to know today, Aug. 29, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Rainy Day:  Don’t leave the house without your umbrella. There’s rain in the forecast, and it will be breezy. Most of this evening should be dry. Rain moving in after midngt. Rain, wind gusts up to 25 mph Tue, continuing into […]

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May 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Jack Smith Discusses Security in Wake of Developments in Rockville High Case (VIDEO)

In the wake of Friday’s announcement that charges had been dropped in the Rockville High School rape case, School Superintendent Jack Smith met with the members of the media. Here’s the video of his discussion with MyMCMedia.org: School Board President Michael Durso said the incident brings home the fact that school safety is important, whether […]

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April 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

The latest episode of County Report This Week (CRTW) begins with an interview with County Executive Ike Leggett about the report of a rape at Rockville High School. Leggett talks about safety and security in the school system.  County Council President Roger Berliner also addresses the issue at his weekly briefing. Other CRTW reports include the […]

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March 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

Superintendent Sends Message to Parents About Security Procedures

Dr. Jack Smith, the superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), is updating parents about school security in the district. According to Smith, officials are reviewing school safety and security protocols following the report of a rape in a bathroom at Rockville High School, two weeks ago, on March 16. “The recent tragic incident at […]

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March 23, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Governor Hogan Met with MCPS Superintendent Smith Today, DeVos Issues Statement (VIDEO)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan met briefly with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith today during a visit at Carderock Springs Elementary School. Their meeting comes one week to the day that a 14-year-old girl reported she was raped at Rockville High School by two other students. “We are very concerned about the situation […]

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March 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Police and MCPS Officials Address Rockville High PTSA Following Rape Report (VIDEO)

UPDATED: The Rockville High PTSA met Tuesday night receiving a presentation from Montgomery County Police officers and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials about safety and security at Rockville High School. Principal Billie-Jean Bensen began the meeting and she explained that it would be structured in three parts. She said parents were going to hear from […]

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February 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

Watch County Report This Week (VIDEO)

County Report This Week includes reports on the new Science Building at Montgomery College, the archaeological study launched by the Planning Department in Bethesda, expansion of Ride On routes, Black History Month celebrations and more. Watch the show in its entirety, below:

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February 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Superintendent and BOE Respond to Trump Administration’s Decision

Montgomery County Board of Education (BOE) President Michael Durso and Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent (MCPS) Jack Smith released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s decision to rescind federal protections for transgender students in schools: “The Montgomery County Board of Education and Montgomery County Public Schools reaffirm our commitment to providing a […]

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February 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Watch County Report This Week (VIDEO)

County Report This Week includes reports on the Montgomery County Public Schools’ operating budget, upcoming education forums, a town hall meeting in Rockville about diversity and more. Watch the show in its entirety, below:

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