Education

July 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

New School Board Appointments Include Damascus Principal

The Montgomery County Board of Education made new Montgomery County Public Schools leadership appointments, including confirming Kevin Yates as the new principal of Damascus High School. Yates, who was previously the principal intern at Julius West Middle School, started serving as the acting principal of Damascus on May 13. He was immediately appointed to the […]

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July 12, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Escuelas públicas de Montgomery consideran menos requisitos para maestros sustitutos

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery están considerando minimizar los requisitos para maestros sustitutos. Hasta ahora, el Condado de Montgomery requiere que los sustitutos tengan al menos una licenciatura o hayan recibido la certificación de un programa acreditado. Si se reducen las calificaciones, las personas necesitarán un título de Asociado o un mínimo de […]

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July 11, 2019 | Frances Moyonero

MCPS’ Answer for Substitute Teacher Shortage Met with Mixed Reviews

Montgomery County Public Schools are considering loosening the requirements for substitute teachers. Until now, Montgomery County has required potential substitutes to have at least a Bachelor’s degree or received certification from an accredited program. If the qualifications are lowered, individuals will need an Associate’s degree or a minimum of 60 college credits beginning in the […]

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July 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Kennedy Student Sworn in as New Student Member of the Board

Nate Tinbite was sworn in as the 42nd Montgomery County Student Member of the Board (SMOB) of Education on Tuesday. Tinbite, a rising senior at John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring, was elected by Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) middle and high school students to serve on the school board for a one-year […]

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July 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Yale Student Body President Returns Home to Germantown

Germantown’s hometown hero, Kahil Greene, paid a visit to Montgomery County in early July. Greene, a Poolesville  High School alumnus, made headlines this year when he was elected the first black student body president of Yale University in its 318-year history. Germantown's very own, Kahlil Greene, was elected as the first African American student body […]

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July 9, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Esperanza para jóvenes latinos en Montgomery

En medio de constantes presiones por parte del gobierno federal sobre deportaciones y redadas, la comunidad inmigrante se refugia cada vez más en organizaciones comunitarias, que por años han brindado apoyo a los más vulnerables. Una de las organizaciones destacadas por su labor con los jóvenes latinos, es Identity. Con más de 20 años, esta […]

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July 9, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Oportunidad para trabajar en las Escuelas Públicas de Montgomery

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS), invitan, a través de un comunicado de prensa, a la Feria de Empleo que se llevará a cabo el viernes, 12 de julio de 9:00 a.m. a 2:00 p.m. en Richard Montgomery High School, 250 Richard Montgomery Drive en Rockville.  No es necesario registro previo. MCPS anuncia […]

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July 3, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS to Receive Grant Funding for Heroin and Opioid Prevention

Montgomery County Public Schools will be getting grant funding for heroin and opioid prevention. The Heroin and Opioid Prevention grant totals up to more than $540,000 and will provide students, their families, and the community with information and resources on substance abuse through training, and workshops. There will also be a public awareness campaign, and […]

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July 3, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

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La cara Latina de la Junta Escolar de Montgomery

La nueva integrante de la Junta Escolar del Condado de Montgomery Karla Silvestre conversó con Línea Directa sobre su motivación personal para lanzarse a este puesto público. Conoce un poco más sobre la nueva cara Latina en la Junta Escolar.

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July 1, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Maryland Schools Strengthen Employee Background Checks

A Maryland law that strengthens background checks on potential school employees regarding previous instances of sexual misconduct and abuse went into effect Monday. The law requires that all schools must contact every place where the applicant previously worked with students or other minors, as well as receive official confirmation that the applicant has not been […]

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