Education

April 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Announces New Partnership with Washington Capitals

Montgomery County Public Schools is officially #ALLCAPS! The Washington Capitals are donating street hockey equipment to all MCPS middle and elementary schools. The equipment — which includes hockey sticks, balls, nets, and pucks — is all branded with the Capitals’ popular logo. View this post on Instagram Montgomery County Public Schools’ Superintendent Jack Smith was […]

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April 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Community Members Divided Over Montgomery School Boundary Analysis

More than 100 Community Members Offer Feedback on School Boundaries at Kennedy High School Montgomery County Public Schools’ second boundary assessment community conversation at John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring brought out students activists, parents, and teachers. Derek Turner, a spokesperson for MCPS, estimates that between 65 to 70 people attended the first […]

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April 11, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Summit Elementary Fourth Grader, Diego Flores-Cerezo, Selected as Gaithersburg Junior Mayor

Fourth grader Diego Flores-Cerezo, a student at Summit Hall Elementary School, has been chosen as the 2019 Gaithersburg Junior Mayor. He will join Mayor Jud Ashman and members of the City Council at public ceremonies and events around the city this year. His first appearance is at the State of the City address on April […]

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April 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Students Enter Equity Conversation

‘You Can’t Fix Racial Equity if You’re Going to Continue to Cater to Racists’ High school and middle school students came out to Gaithersburg High School Monday night to share their thoughts on racial equity and social justice policy. Students discussed in groups — large and small — how they’ve been affected by inequities at […]

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April 9, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Young Adults Join Montgomery Parks to Pot Nearly 500 Trees

Nearly 500 trees are being re-potted at the Pope Farm Nursery in Gaithersburg this week, all in celebration of Earth Month. About 25 student-volunteers worked with Montgomery Parks to get the job done. The students are a part of a program run by the Latin American Youth Center that offers job training in green infrastructure […]

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April 9, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Annapolis Sends More Money for Montgomery Schools, But Is It Enough?

Education funding from the Maryland General Assembly sends an extra $24.4 million to Montgomery County Public Schools for fiscal 2020. Simultaneously, the county has a budget issue the money might solve. The Board of Education sought $14.5 million more than what County Executive Marc Elrich proposed in his fiscal 2020 budget request for the school […]

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April 9, 2019 | Jasmine Boyd and Sam Merrill

Northwood High Students Moving to Woodward HS During Expansion Project

The Montgomery County Board of Education voted on Monday, March 25 that the use of Charles W. Woodward High School as a temporary holding facility would be the “best option” during the Northwood High School Classroom Addition and Facility Upgrade Capital Project. The county is implementing the expansion of Northwood’s campus to address concerns of […]

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April 9, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Introduces New English and Math Coursework

Parents Invited to Learn About New Coursework for Middle School Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is in the process of implementing new coursework for English and Math at the elementary and middle school level. The roll out starts in September of 2019 and will take place over a three-year period. The school system reviews its […]

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April 8, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks MCPS 2020

As the county budget debate roars on, Superintendent Jack Smith, Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations’ Laura Stewart, and Montgomery County Education Association’s Jennifer Martin air their concerns – on Montgomery Talks MCPS 2020, with Doug Tallman. Hear all of their interviews here. Montgomery County Education Association’s Jennifer Martin Montgomery County Public Schools’ Superintendent Jack […]

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April 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Students Invited to Racial Equity Forum in Gaithersburg

Montgomery County students are invited to share their thoughts on the county’s initiatives to create a policy for stronger racial equity and social justice in the schools. Students interested can attend a meeting on Monday, April 8 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Gaithersburg High School’s Cafeteria; any student who attends can earn SSL hours. […]

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