Education

April 2, 2021 | Grace Kpetemey

MCPS Offers a Range of Summer Programs for Students

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will offer various summer programs for elementary, middle and high school students. Programs will be offered at all local schools virtually and in person at no cost. Registration will open Monday, May 3 for all students. Programs for high school students will begin Monday, June 28. However, programs for middle […]

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April 1, 2021 | Staff Writer

Tilden Middle School Building Demolished to Make Way for New Woodward High School

Demolition of the Tilden Middle School, also known as Woodward High School, is expected to be completed by the end of April. The work began in the end of February, according to Shiho Shibasaki, Montgomery County Public School architect, school facilities. The building is being removed to allow for a new facility, which will at […]

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April 1, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Maestro de Secundaria es Arrestado por Posesión de Pornografía Infantil

Kevin Bremerman, de 35 años y residente de Damascus, fue arrestado y acusado de 10 cargos por posesión de pornografía infantil. Bremerman es maestro en la escuela secundaria Roberto Clemente en Germantown, pero el Departamento de Policía del Condado de Montgomery (MCPD) enfatizó que estas ofensas no involucran a estudiantes, y señaló en un comunicado […]

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April 1, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Middle School Teacher Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

Kevin Bremerman, 35, of Damascus Park Terrace in Damascus, was arrested and charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography. He is a middle school teacher at Roberto Clemente Middle School in Germantown, but Montgomery County Police Department stressed that these offenses do not involve students. However, MCPD wrote in a news release, “investigators are […]

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March 31, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County, Schools, MCPD Officers Sued in School Incident Captured on Police Video

The mother of an East Silver Spring Elementary School student who had fled his school and was then subjected to a barrage of verbal abuse from two Montgomery County police officers as school staff stood by, filed a civil lawsuit, requesting $275,000 for each of 13 counts. The suit asks for $75,000 in compensatory damages […]

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March 30, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

29 Montgomery Public Schools Report at Least One COVID-19 Case During March

So far during the month of March, 29 schools have reported at least one incident in which someone within the school community either tested positive or was assumed to be positive for COVID-19. Walt Whitman High School reported five cases, which is the most of any school. The majority of schools reported only one case. […]

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March 29, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

At Home, Digital Testing Will be Default Option for AP Exams When Possible

At home, digital Advanced Placement (AP) exams will be, when possible, the default option for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students this semester, school officials discussed during a meeting last week. This strategy accommodates distancing, supports operational needs during reopening and builds on “lessons learned last year,” said Scott Murphy, director of MCPS College and […]

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March 29, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Asian Pacific American Group Hosts Poster Contest for MCPS Students

The Asian Pacific American Student Achievement Action Group (APASAAG) is hosting a poster contest for Montgomery County Public Schools students. Students are asked to demonstrate the courage of the AAPI community through their artwork and may include notable historical or current events and stories around them. The contest comes shortly before the month of May, […]

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March 29, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Students Open Dialogue on Making Civic Education More Relatable, Equitable Nationwide

A new social media survey led by local teens aims to make civic education more relatable and equitable for youth nationwide. The #CivicsForUS social media campaign is spearheaded by the Youth As Civic Experts Network. It is designed to start a conversation among young people about how civic education experiences can be more relevant to […]

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March 29, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Brookeville Brothers Produce Award-Winning Film on the Chesapeake Bay

What began as two brothers in a quarantine project evolved into an award-winning film addressing the number one challenge currently facing the Chesapeake Bay — water quality. Andrew and Eric Braker’s film “A Journey Upstream” takes an adventure through the Chesapeake Bay and tells the story of two fish species which assist in understanding the […]

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