September 17, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Legislation Introduced to Create Racial Equity and Social Justice Policy for County

Legislation to create a Racial Equity and Social Justice Policy for Montgomery County was introduced by County Council President Nancy Navarro on Tuesday. Several local leaders, social justice advocates and community members joined in support. Bill 27-19, the Racial Equity and Social Justice Act, is geared towards reinforcing the county governments’ commitment to being a […]

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September 16, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

New E-Cigarette Measures Underway Throughout the County

There is a rapid rise in e-cigarette use among youth. To combat this public health crisis, new e-cigarette prevention measures are underway in Montgomery County. Members of Montgomery County Council have recently introduced Bills that would prohibit vape shops near certain schools, and would also prohibit e-cigarette manufactures from distributing near schools. Currently, there are […]

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September 16, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Nuevo Proyecto de Ley sobre Venta de Cigarrillos Electrónicos

Este lunes, El Concejal Gabe Albornoz junto al Concejal Craig Rice y otros miembros del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery, en conferencia de prensa, anunciaron un nuevo proyecto de ley 29-19 que busca prohibir que los establecimientos que fabrican y distribuyen cigarrillos electrónicos, además de los productos para tal fin, operen cerca de las instituciones […]

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September 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Student Assaulted with Frying Pan at Walt Whitman High

A student at Walt Whitman High School was assaulted with a frying pan this morning at around 10:41 a.m., according to Montgomery County Police Department. MCP responded to Walt Whitman HS (7100 Whittier Blvd) in Bethesda at approx. 10:41 am for report of assault involving 2 male students. Victim assaulted w/ frying pan. Suspect was […]

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September 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Leaders Want to Keep Vape Shops Away from Schools

Montgomery County Councilmembers Gabe Albornoz and Craig Rice are holding a press conference in Rockville on Monday to discuss initiatives to address the vaping crisis. During the press conference, they will talk about ZTA 19-06, a zoning amendment that would prohibit vape shops that distribute e-cigarettes from opening within a half-mile of middle and high […]

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September 11, 2019 | Michelle Queen

138 MCPS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the semifnalists in the 2020 competition Tuesday. 138 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students are National Merit semifinalists. The semifinalists will now go on to compete nationally for scholarships that will be awarded in the spring. The schools with the most finalists are Richard Montgomery (39), Montgomery Blair (36), […]

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September 10, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Over a Thousand MCPS Students Still Need Vaccinations; Deadline is Sept. 23

About 1,100 MCPS students in 7th through 12th grades are not compliant with Maryland immunization requirements. All Maryland school students in the 7th through 12th grades must show proof of one Tdap (Tetanus-diphtheria-attenuated pertussis) and one meningococcal (MCV4) vaccination. Those students who do not provide proof will be excluded from attending school starting September 23. […]

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September 9, 2019 | Ashley Peccerelli

Changes Planned for MCPS Cell Phone Use Policy

The impact of cell phones has pushed Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith to consider changing the policies and regulations regarding the use of personal mobile devices by the end of the year.   The prevalence and inconvenient usage of mobile devices in schools has prompted administrators to enforce stronger policies to manage the use of cell phones during the school day. Smith stated that teachers, principals, and school staff have struggled to keep their students engaged.   The current regulations require all […]

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September 9, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Vacunas Gratis para Estudiantes de Grados 7 al 12

A través de un comunicado, el Programa de Inmunizaciones del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos del Condado de Montgomery, recuerda a los padres de los estudiantes, que ingresan a los grados 7 al 12, que los requisitos de inmunización requieren que los estudiantes tengan una vacuna Tdap (tos ferina atenuada contra el tétanos y […]

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September 6, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

Churchill Drops ‘No Zero Policy’ for Grades

Winston Churchill High School in Potomac has scrapped its “No Zero Policy” on tasks and assessments after realizing it did not comply with Montgomery County Public Schools’ grading and reporting policy. The “No Zero Policy” prohibited teachers from giving students zeros on assignments even if no work was done. This was different than the county-wide […]

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