January 17, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Parents Raise Concerns at MCPS Boundary Study Meeting

More than 250 people attended Montgomery County Public Schools’ boundary analysis meeting at Northwest High School in Germantown on Tuesday. The project, led by contractors from WXY Architecture, is currently in its initial phase, which consists of gathering public opinion. MCPS officials say the analysis is intended to examine the school system’s current boundaries and […]

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January 16, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

More Volunteer Events to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” It’s one of many poignant and memorable quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The answer to the question, for some, will come this weekend with a variety of volunteer events for people who want to help honor Dr. King’s legacy. Here’s […]

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January 16, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Watch Elrich’s First State of the County Address

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich delivered his first State of the County Address on Tuesday in front of a packed room at the Silver Spring Civic Center. In a wide-ranging speech, Elrich unveiled his budget, discussed economic development, racial equity, affordable housing, climate change and much more.

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January 16, 2020 | Cindy Peña

Albornoz in Step with Elrich on Early Education

Montgomery County Council Member Gabe Albornoz says early education is a mandatory investment for the county’s future. Responding to County Executive Marc Elrich’s first State of the County Address and his proposed Capital budget, Albornoz agreed with Elrich that funding for the Early Care and Education Initiative – that includes renovating and replacing existing child […]

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January 15, 2020 | Staff Writer

Officials Holding Two Community Forums on State of Education in Montgomery County

Montgomery County Council Education and Culture Committee Chair Craig Rice, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith, Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard, and The Universities at Shady Grove Executive Director Stewart Edelstein are hosting two community meetings to present the state of education in the county. The meetings are an opportunity to discuss academic […]

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January 14, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Studio 501c3: Asian American LEAD

Kim Jones and Gabrielle Nash co-host this episode of Studio 501c3, a show that features a new Montgomery County nonprofit organization each week. This episode features Neel Saxena, the executive director for the nonprofit Asian American LEAD with three offices in Rockville, Washington, D.C., and Annandale, Virginia. AALEAD supports low-income and underserved Asian Pacific American […]

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January 13, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Superintendent Addresses Boundary Analysis ‘Misinformation’

During his monthly press conference on Jan. 7, Superintendent Jack Smith responded to recent questions and concerns regarding the District Wide Boundary Analysis. He said the analysis will examine the utilization of the 208 school buildings throughout the county. That includes the geographic configuration of schools, racial and cultural socioeconomic diversity of schools, and overall […]

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January 13, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

¿Busca Empleo? Escuelas Públicas Abren sus Puertas

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) están organizando una jornada de “puertas abiertas” para profesionales interesados en enseñar sus oficios y profesiones a los estudiantes de MCPS. La jornada está programada para el martes 14 de enero de 4 p.m. a 7 p.m. en Gaithersburg High School, 101 Education Blvd. Durante la reunión, […]

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January 13, 2020 | Staff Writer

Schools to Hold Job Open House for Skilled Trades Professionals Tuesday

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is holding an open house for professionals interested in teaching their trades and professions to MCPS students.  The open house is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Gaithersburg High School, 101 Education Blvd. During the meeting, staff from the Office of Human Resources and Development […]

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January 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

2012 MCPS Graduate Running for Board of Education

Gaithersburg resident Cameron Rhode filed to run for the at-large seat on the Montgomery County Board of Education Thursday. He is the first and only person to file candidacy for the position thus far. Jeanette Dixon, the current at-large board member, will not run for reelection.  Currently a tutor at Everest Tutors & Test Prep […]

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