Education

June 7, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

MoCo’s Most Famous: Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard

Dr. DeRionne Pollard is not your father’s college president. Not even close. She’s out, she’s proud and she’s in charge. In her 10th year of leading Montgomery College, Pollard discusses what the goals of higher education should be, why community colleges matter and who her go to musical artist is after a tough day at […]

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June 6, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Estudiantes de Montgomery College representan a más de 160 países

La presidenta de Montgomery College, la Doctora DeRionne Pollard, habló con MyMCMedia sobre las minorías representadas en las escuelas y universidades del condado.   Pollard se muestra orgullosa por la inclusión racial en la institución estudiantil que preside, ya que actualmente, hay más de 160 países representados dentro del alumnado. La presidenta afirma que “cuando hay más diversidad, eres mejor” y […]

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June 6, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Blair Ewing Principal Communicates to Families Regarding Teacher’s Death

A Montgomery County school teacher was discovered deceased at her home in Clinton, Md. Monday night. Anika Browne taught at the Blair Ewing Center in Rockville. The Prince George’s police are investigating Browne’s death as a “domestic-related murder/suicide.” In a letter sent home to the families, Principal Damien Ingram described Browne as a teacher who […]

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June 6, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Celebrate Juneteenth at BlackRock!

Montgomery County’s 23rd Annual Juneteenth celebration will be held on June 15th, at the BlackRock Center for the Arts. County Executive Marc Elrich will host the African American Living Legend Awards, followed by a barbecue dinner. This year’s theme, “Sing of the Harmony of Liberty,” will be celebrated by family-appropriate musical and theatrical performances. Events […]

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June 6, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Fine for Passing School Buses Now Permanently $500

Legislation that took effect June 1 permanently sets the fine at $500 for motorists caught passing school buses that have stopped to pick up or discharge students. The $500 level had been in place before the legislation, but was going to run out on June 30 and revert to $250. The bill makes the $500 […]

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June 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Special Education Teacher Found Dead in PG County Home

Anika Browne, 46, a Montgomery County Public Schools special education teacher at Blair Ewing Center in Rockville, was found dead at her home in Clinton, Md. on Monday night. We are on the scene of a death investigation in the 5800 block of E. Boniwood Turn. PIO is on the scene. pic.twitter.com/R7U9kuTixE — PGPDNEWS (@PGPDNews) […]

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June 5, 2019 | Ambika Narula

Renovations Underway at Quince Orchard

Quince Orchard High School started renovating its stadium field and tennis courts on Monday. Big things happening at QO today! Tennis Court and Stadium Field Renovations have begun! @QOHSPrin_Thomas @TownCourier @QOHealthPE @QOAthletics @MCPSAthletics @mcpsAD pic.twitter.com/jWs26lH1uU — Quince Orchard Athletics (@QOAthletics) June 3, 2019

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June 3, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Bullis Two Sport Star Shaw Will Play Football at Ohio State

Bullis graduating senior Bryson Shaw is on a roll. Last week, he played a key role in the Bulldogs winning the GEICO National Championship lacrosse tournament. A few days later at Senior Night for the Class of 2019, he won the Coach Walt King award for outstanding achievement in athletics. “Bryson is one of the […]

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May 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Cabin John Student Makes It to National Spelling Bee Finals

An eighth-grade student from Cabin John Middle School made it to the finals of the 92nd Scripps National Spelling Bee. Anson Cook, 12, was one of the last 50 finalists standing in the spelling bee. This is the second year Cook competed in the bee. Cook was eliminated Thursday for misspelling the word “ergodic” (an […]

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May 30, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Northwest 9th Grader Wins ‘Doodle for Google’ Competition

Northwest High School student Maggie Slaughter was announced as the Maryland state winner of the “Doodle for Google” competition at a surprise assembly Thursday morning. Slaughter’s digital art teacher Ms. Siewert submitted the winning entry on the student’s behalf.  The assembly was hosted by Google representatives Jake Chalkley and Alexis Artis. Students from Northwest advanced […]

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