Rice on Selection of Dr. Jack Smith as Next MCPS Superintendent (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice, who also chairs the Council’s Education Committee, shares his thoughts on the appointment of Dr. Jack Smith as the next superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools.

Five Things to Know for Feb. 27 in Montgomery County

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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 27. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Education Budget Meeting: There will be an education budget meeting tonight at E. Brooke Lee Middle School in Silver Spring from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The meeting is hosted by Montgomery County Council Education Committee Chair Craig Rice, Montgomery County Public Schools […]

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MCPS Superintendent Says Schools Are Not 'Desensitized' to Hate

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Jack Smith, the superintendent for Montgomery County Public Schools, addressed the recent acts of hate that have occurred in the high schools. Since December, there have been four known instances of hate at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, and Winston Churchill High School in Potomac. Richard Montgomery’s principal confirmed that in January, the school […]

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MCPS Students Now Required to Attend School June 5

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Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith said at a press conference Tuesday that, as of now, the last day of school is still June 14. Last Wednesday, schools were closed because of inclement weather for the fourth time during the academic calendar. Because MCPS has already used its three free snow days, the […]

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School Board To Vote on 2019-2020 School Year Calendar Tuesday

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In a memorandum addressed to the Montgomery County Board of Education, MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith sent his recommendations for the 2019-2020 school year calendar. Under Smith’s recommendations, school would start on Sept. 3, the day after Labor Day and end June 15, 2020. The proposed calendar includes a total of 182 instructional days for students […]

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MCPS Superintendent's Proposes 2018-19 School Year Calendar

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In a memorandum addressed to the Montgomery County Board of Education, MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith sent his recommendations for the 2018-2019 school year calendar. Under Smith’s recommendations, school would start on Sept. 4, the day after Labor Day and end June 13, 2019. The proposed calendar includes a total of 182 instructional days for students […]

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MCPS Launches Fundraiser to Help for Students Affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma

Montgomery County Public Schools is partnering with the Montgomery County Public Schools Educational Foundation, Inc to help raise money for students and families affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The campaign titled, “Hurricane Relief Fund,” officially kicked off on Sept. 7 and will end on Oct. 7. The district’s goal is to raise at least […]

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MCPS Officials and Councilmember Navarro to Visit Weller Road Elementary School

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Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith, School Board President Michael Durso, and County Councilmember Nancy Navarro will visit Weller Road Elementary School in Silver Spring on Wednesday to assess the impact of the “Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL)” program. According to a news release, the BELL program is a public-private funded data driven summer […]

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Larry Bowers Retires After 38 Years of Service at MCPS (VIDEO)

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Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers retired on June 30th after 38 years of service to Montgomery County Public Schools. MCPS-TV reports. Visit our PEG partner MCPS-TV to view more of its local programming.

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Board of Education Approves Jack Smith as New Superintendent of Schools

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The Montgomery County Board of Education approved the appointment of Jack Smith as superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools on Tuesday, March 8. According to a news release, Smith’s contract spans four-years and includes, a $275,000 salary per year, $40,000 of deferred compensation, and $19,875 toward his retirement plan. Smith will also receive additional benefits […]

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Nancy Navarro on MCPS: "There's a Sense of Urgency" (VIDEO)

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Montgomery County Council member Nancy Navarro is “excited” about the Board of Education’s selection of Dr. Jack Smith as the next superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). As for the work ahead, she said, “there’s a sense of urgency.” Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video:

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Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.

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