Youth

March 8, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Comprehensive Early Childhood Education Plan Announced

A press conference was held this week to introduce an Early Care and Education Initiative. The four-year action plan was announced by County Executive Marc Elrich, Council President Nancy Navarro, and the County Council, as well as MCPS Superintendent Jack Smith, Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard, local childcare providers, and other community leaders. The […]

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March 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

During Assembly, Sidwell Friends Students Project Swastikas, Racial Slurs

It has seemingly become commonplace. Yet another instance of racism and antisemitism occurred at Sidwell Friends High School in Washington, D.C. Tuesday. During a large assembly meeting, the school played a game of Kahoot. Kahoot is an educational trivia game where questions and prompts are projected on a large screen; students can choose a username […]

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March 8, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Superintendent Smith Releases Statement on Planned March 14 Student Protest

Montgomery County Pubic Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith released a statement Thursday about a student protest planned for next Thursday, March 14. According to tweets from a Twitter Page called “MoCo Students for Change,” students from MCPS are planning to join other school districts from the D.C. area to march to Washington D.C. to  protest the […]

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March 8, 2019 | Staff Writer

Down 16, Churchill Girls Fight Back But Lose to B-CC in Overtime

The Churchill girls’ basketball has consistently been the best team in Montgomery County all season. The 10th ranked girls (22-2) were expected to beat B-CC in the section final and advance to the West Region final but the Barons had other plans. B-CC dominated on Churchill’s home floor for most of the game leading by […]

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March 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Student Leaders at Richard Montgomery Meet Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Students involved in Richard Montgomery High School’s Jaguar Scholars Leadership Program see John Lewis as a rockstar. Because of history teacher Jerome Price, 25 freshmen leaders met with Rep. Lewis for about an hour and a half on Wednesday (they only expected to speak with him for a half hour!). What an honor! @MCPS Richard Montgomery […]

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March 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

With the Crunch of An Apple, Montgomery County Celebrates School Breakfast

At 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, thousands of Marylanders participated in the “Hear the Maryland Crunch” program. Students, teachers, politicians, county officials and more crunched on an apple to highlight the importance of the School Breakfast Program. The event is held during National School Breakfast Week as a reminder of the importance of children beginning their day […]

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March 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Magruder Student Serves as Councilmember for a Day

Chloe Appel, a sophomore at Col. Zadok Magruder High School in Derwood, served as an honorary Montgomery County Councilmember Tuesday. Appel is the third student to win Councilmember Craig Rice’s annual “Councilmember for a Day” contest. The contest calls for students to submit either a video or written essay reflecting on important policy issues facing young […]

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March 6, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

County Council Addresses Systemic Racism in Montgomery County

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro announced an initiative to introduce racial equity and social justice policy in county government. County Executive Marc Elrich joins Navarro and the council to create policies that will address systemic racism. The council will hold a town hall meeting to allow community members to share their concerns. The feedback will […]

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March 1, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Rare Disease Community Shares Unspoken Understanding at The Children’s Inn at NIH

Two families staying at The Children’s Inn at NIH in Bethesda have found comfort meeting others in the “rare disease community.” Lydia Mzame came to The Inn from Mombasa, Kenya to help her 13-year-old son who’s suffered from sickle cell disease since he was four months old. Mzame came with her husband and their two other children. […]

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March 1, 2019 | Jasmine Boyd

The Montgomery County Commission for Women Announces 2019 Girl Power Contest

In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Montgomery County Commission for Women invite residents to participate in its third annual Girl Power Contest. All county residents ages 5-105 are encouraged to submit a short story, poem, or drawing that addresses the following question: “If you had a super power, how would you use that power […]

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