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April 25, 2018 | Staff Writer

Special Education Summit Planned for April 28 in Gaithersburg

Parents, educators, and community members are invited to the fifth annual Special Education Summit on Saturday, April 28. The conference, hosted by Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), takes place at Quince Orchard High School located at 15800 Quince Orchard Road in Gaithersburg. The summit will feature keynote speakers Robin and Wayne Evans, MCPS parents of […]

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April 21, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

County Program Aims to Diversify Teacher Workforce with Men of Color

A program in Montgomery County is working to increase and retain male educators of color to reflect the school district’s diverse population. The Building Our Network of Diversity (BOND) Project started in 2013 after the organization’s co-founder Inger Swimpson found that male teachers of color were having difficulties with finding success in Montgomery County Public […]

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April 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Teachers and Staff Honored During Champions for Children Awards

County officials joined Montgomery County Public School leaders at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown to recognize the school district’s teachers and employees for their commitment in teaching MCPS students. MCPS staff members were honored Wednesday evening during the Annual Champions for Children Awards Celebration sponsored by the school district and the Montgomery […]

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April 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Bus Driver Sentenced for Sexual Abuse of Students

A former bus driver for Montgomery County Public Schools was sentenced to prison Wednesday for sexually abusing bus driver was sentenced to prison Wednesday for sexually abusing two 11-year-old female students on his bus. Salvador Rodriguez, 60, of Kensington, was sentenced to 11 months in prison, according to reports. He was arrested last March after detectives […]

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April 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Forest Knolls Educator Receives MCPS Teacher of the Year Award

A Kindergarten and First Grade teacher from Forest Knolls Elementary School in Silver Spring, has been named the 2017-2018 Montgomery County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. Kristen Kane, who has taught at the school for more than 11 years, was awarded teacher of the year during the annual Champions for Children Awards Celebration on Wednesday […]

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April 18, 2018 | Staff Writer

MCPS Students Awarded for Underage Drinking Prevention Message

More than 30 middle and high school students were recognized at the Montgomery County Public Safety Headquarters building early Wednesday for their efforts in teaching their peers about the consequences of underage drinking. Students entered a contest founded by the Keeping It Safe (KIS) Coalition earlier this year that required them to create a 30-second […]

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April 13, 2018 | Mitti Hicks and Douglas Tallman

MyMCMedia: Immigration

Montgomery County is known for its diversity with residents from 170 different countries calling the county home. Immigration is a hot topic following the election of President Donald Trump who has moved forward a couple of executive orders that have raised concerns and questions for some residents. It’s a topic that local leaders are talking about […]

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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 12, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for April 12 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Thursday, April 12, in Montgomery County: 1. Board of Education meeting: The Superintendent and members of the Board will receive an update on school safety at noon. The full agenda may be found, here. 2. Virtual Town Hall Meeting: County Executive Ike Leggett will answer questions submitted online today from […]

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April 11, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for April 11 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Wednesday, April 11, in Montgomery County: 1. Epic Awards: In just two weeks, Montgomery Community Media will host its annual “EPIC Awards” (Excellence in Programming and Innovative Content). This awards ceremony will recognize the creators of outstanding and innovative multimedia content distributed on broadcast and/or broadband platforms. You don’t want to […]

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