Education

November 22, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

Northwest Student Declared Councilmember of the Day

Adjo Evonlah, a student at Northwest High School in Germantown, has won the Councilmember of the Day challenge. Councilmember Craig Rice created the contest to challenge students to “become more engaged in public policy issue, learn about local government and become more involved with the community.” Evonlah is the fourth winner of Councilman Rice’s annual […]

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November 22, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Class of 2019 Scored 48 Points Lower on SAT, but Participation Rises

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Class of 2019 scored 48 points lower on the SAT than the Class of 2018. The average combined score for 2019 was 1119.  The average combined score for all Maryland public school graduates in 2019 was 1041, a 25-point decrease from 2018. MCPS graduates earned 78 points more compared […]

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November 21, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Maestro de Magruder es Acusado por Abusar Sexualmente a Estudiante

La policía del condado de Montgomery arrestó a un maestro de la escuela secundaria Magruder por presuntamente abusar sexualmente a una estudiante de 17 años. Una declaración policial identificó al maestro como Peter Mason, de 42 años, de New Market. Mason enseña educación especial en Magruder y ha sido empleado de las Escuelas Públicas del […]

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November 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

New Gym Name Would Honor County’s First Black Head Coach

A petition was started to name Sherwood High School’s gymnasium after history-making basketball coach, Warren Crutchfield. Crutchfield, who died at 82 years old in July, worked at Sherwood for 32 years, teaching and coaching basketball and track and field. He was the first black head coach of a major high school sport at Montgomery County […]

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November 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Magruder Teacher Charged with Sexually Abusing Student

Montgomery County police arrested a Magruder High School teacher for allegedly sexually abusing a 17-year-old female victim who was a daily student in his class. A police statement identified the teacher as 42-year-old Peter Mason of New Market. Mason teaches special education at Magruder and has been employed by Montgomery County Public Schools since 2011. […]

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November 20, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Student Board Member Makes Pointed Comment about Education Secretary DeVos

Student Member of the Montgomery County Board of Education (SMOB) Nate Tinbite made a wry remark about U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in a tweet on Friday.  The tweet featured a photo of straight-faced Tinbite standing with a smiling DeVos. The caption read, “Only one of us believes in public education.” In a follow-up […]

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November 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Announces Meetings for Districtwide Boundary Analysis

During his monthly press conference, Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith announced upcoming meetings for families to weigh in on the MCPS’s Districtwide Boundary Analysis study. The first hearing takes place Monday evening in the Board of Education’s hearing room, located at 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. There are more meetings about the boundary […]

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November 15, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

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Encuesta sobre Salario de la Junta Escolar de Montgomery

¿Cree que los miembros de la junta escolar merecen un aumento? La Asamblea General de Maryland estableció un nuevo panel, la Comisión de Compensación de la Junta de Educación del Condado de Montgomery, en octubre de 2018. Su trabajo es estudiar la compensación para los miembros de la junta escolar y hacer recomendaciones para los […]

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November 15, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Study Seeks Opinions on Montgomery County School Board Compensation

Do you think the the school board members deserve a raise? A new panel, the Montgomery County Board of Education Compensation Commission, was established by the Maryland General Assembly in October 2018. Its job is to study the compensation for school board members and make recommendations for changes every four years.  After receiving the commission’s […]

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November 15, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

College Board to Honor Muslim Holiday by Giving Another Exam Date Option

The College Board will be expanding testing options for the Advanced Placement exam to honor the Muslim holiday Eid-al-Fitr next school year. This comes after local students and community members of Muslim faith expressing their concern of  Eid-al-Fitr coinciding with the date of the Advanced Placement exams — Thursday, May 13, 2021. They say as […]

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