Education

January 22, 2019 | Staff Writer

Montgomery School Board Seeking Nominations for Distinguished Service Awards

The Montgomery County Board of Education is seeking nominations from the public for its 22nd Annual Awards for Distinguished Service to Public Education. The awards are sponsored by the Board to recognize and show appreciation to individuals (including students), groups and organizations that have made exemplary contributions to public education in Montgomery County. Nominations will […]

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January 21, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tribute, Women of the Dream

The 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tribute, which was held at The Music Center at Strathmore, highlighted Women of the Dream. Student Member of the Montgomery County School Board, Ananya Tadikonda was a guest speaker during the event. Tadikonda spoke on why Martin Luther King Jr. Day is important, and what students should reflect […]

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January 21, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

More Than 2,500 People Volunteer for 2019 MLK Day of Service in Rockville

Thousands of volunteers and about 40 organizations participated in the 2019 MLK Day of Service which was held at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center on Monday. “We have tons of service projects, volunteer fair tables for people to learn about volunteer opportunities throughout the County, so people can come in; we have […]

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January 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Teacher Dies in Classroom

Montgomery County Public School teacher Deanna Perucci, 24, died suddenly while teaching a class at Herbert Hoover Middle School in Potomac Thursday morning. Herbert Hoover’s principal Dr. Yong-Mi Kim sent a letter home to families. According to Kim, Perucci’s “passing was the result of a medical emergency.” MCPS has already started offering support to students present […]

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January 17, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

School Superintendent Highlights New Initiatives

Big things are in store for Montgomery County Public Schools. Montgomery County School Superintendent Jack Smith held his monthly media conference on Thursday morning where he highlighted initiatives and programs for the district’s 163,000 students. Smith says some of his main initiatives include addressing chronic absenteeism, and the 2020 fiscal year budget, as well as expansive learning. Montgomery […]

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January 17, 2019 | Staff Writer

School System Holds Second Job Fair for Furloughed Government Employees

Montgomery County Public Schools is holding a second employment open house for furloughed federal employees and contractors tomorrow, Jan. 18, 2019. Attendees can interview and apply for all open positions in the school system, including teacher, substitute teacher, maintenance staff, bus driver, clerical staff and security staff. Attendees should bring their resume and two forms […]

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January 17, 2019 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Schools Cancel Evening Activities

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announce all MCPS school-sponsored after-school activities must conclude by 6 p.m. due to the pending winter weather. MCPS-sponsored evening activities after 6 p.m. are canceled. Childcare programs in schools may remain open as scheduled. The school district posted the message on their website at 1:52 p.m. Due to pending inclement […]

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January 16, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talk #4: Jennifer Alvaro

The alleged sexual assault at Damascus High School shook parents, teachers, administrators and students themselves. We asked Jennifer Alvaro to join us in the Montgomery Community Media podcast booth to talk about the issues surrounding the incident. We believed some of the things Alvaro said deserved a response from Montgomery County Public Schools. In an […]

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January 14, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Announces Two Hour Delay for Tuesday

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials have announced a two-hour delay Tuesday, Jan. 15  because of weather conditions. An announcement will be made by 7 a.m. if the school system decides to close. According to the MCPS website, bus service will be provided on a two-hour-delayed schedule. Morning prekindergarten, morning half-day Head Start, other morning […]

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January 14, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Schools to Hold Job Open Houses for Furloughed Federal Employees and Contractors

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is holding two open houses for furloughed federal employees and contractors seeking employment. The open houses are scheduled for Jan. 15 and Jan. 18. Job seekers are asked to bring their resume and federal identification to the open house. Applications will be accepted and interviews conducted during the open house. MCPS is […]

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