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March 8, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Sebastian Johnson Candidate on Running for Board of Election At-Large (VIDEO)

Sebastian Johnson is a former Montgomery County Public Schools student and also a former Student Member of the Board of Education. Johnson is now running for a Board of Election At-Large position. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Johnson says the Board needs a fresh perspective.

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May 9, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Dr. Paul Vance, Former MCPS Superintendent Dies at 83 (VIDEO)

Dr. Paul Vance, Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent from 1991 to 1999 has died. Dr. Vance, the first African American to serve as MCPS Superintendent, always remained focused on setting high expectations for all students. Visit our PEG partner MCPS TV to view more of its local programming.

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May 6, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Flooding Closes Flora Singer Elementary School Today

UPDATED Montgomery County Public Schools officials have announced that Flora Singer Elementary School in Silver Spring is closed today because of a flooding issue in the building. “The principal has been focused this morning on making sure that parents are notified as quickly as possible,” said Dana Tofig, MCPS spokesperson, in an email. “It appears, […]

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May 5, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, May 5, in Montgomery County

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Here’s your daily rundown of the events and stories that people are talking about today, May 5th, in Montgomery County: 1. Sober Ride: Montgomery County Police are reminding residents to call a cab or designate a driver if you are celebrating tonight. You can find more info about Sober Ride online. […]

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May 4, 2015 | Aline Barros

Former MCPS Superintendent Dies at 83 (VIDEO)

Paul Vance, a former Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent, died May 2 at the age of 83. The longtime Maryland educator, a Montgomery County resident, was with MCPS for more than 20 years. He served as the county school superintendent from 1991 to 1999. Montgomery County Council George Leventhal said Vance understood the needs of every […]

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May 4, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Fire at Goshen Elementary School Campus Causes $10,000 in Damages

UPDATED Montgomery County firefighters are investigating what sparked a fire on the campus of Goshen Elementary School at 8701 Warfield Road on Sunday afternoon in Gaithersburg. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the fire involved the deck, handrail and wooden ramp of a portable classroom. According to Piringer, the fire did not extend to […]

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May 1, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with a report on the future of the county’s Department of Economic Development and an update on the county’s truancy program. There are also reports from Montgomery County Public Schools, the City of Rockville, Montgomery College and more. You can watch the […]

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April 29, 2015 | Aline Barros

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Education Advocate Resigns From MCCPTA

Susan Burkinshaw has resigned from her position as treasurer of the Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (MCCPTA). Burkinshaw, who was also the health and safety committee co-chair of the MCCPTA, said she no longer wanted to be part of the executive committee because she had concerns about the efficacy of the leadership team. “I constantly […]

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April 29, 2015 | Krista Brick

Student Elections Underway for Student Member of MCPS School Board (VIDEOS)

UPDATED, April 29, 6 p.m. – MCPS will announce the results of the election for the next student member of board of education at 8 p.m. tonight, delayed due to a power outage. According to a Facebook post from the Montgomery County Student Government Association,  an electrical problem at one school delayed the count. ORIGINAL […]

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April 28, 2015 | Sonya Burke

School Resource Officers (VIDEO)

The County Council’s Education and Public Safety committees discussed the importance of School Resource Officers at a joint April 27th meeting about the fiscal year 2016 operating budget. Take a look:

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