academic achievement gap

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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December 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Council President Berliner on School Funding (VIDEO)

Montgomery County President Roger Berliner responds to the FY 2018 Operating School Budget Recommendation by Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith. Smith is asking for an increase of roughly $62 million compared to the FY 2017 Operating Budget. In this MyMCMedia extra video, Berliner explains why it will not be an easy budget year for […]

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December 15, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

County Councilmember Craig Rice on Budget Recommendation by MCPS Superintendent (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice says the budget recommendation by Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith for the 2017-18 school year is a step in the right direction:  

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December 14, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Superintendent Jack Smith Recommends $2.52 Billion Operating Budget for FY 2018 (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith presented his FY 2018 Operating Budget goals for the school system on Monday, including a 2.5 percent budget increase over current funding. Smith recommends a total of $2,519,848,012 for 2018. This is an increase of $62,374,251 compared to the FY 2017 Operating Budget. The spending increase will be used to […]

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June 13, 2013 | Staff Writer

Innovation Schools Initiative (Video)

Dr. Joshua Starr, MCPS Superintendent Joshua Starr recently announced the names of 10 “Innovation Schools” that will receive focused attention in the 2014 school year as well as some innovative creative strategies to improve academic achievement and narrow the achievement gap. Take a look. Visit our PEG partner MCPS TV to view more of its […]

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March 12, 2013 | Staff Writer

African American Student Success (Video)

Community leaders, including Superintendent of Schools Joshua P. Starr and Board of Education member Christopher Barclay, recently met with nearly 200 parents and students to discuss important issues facing MCPS’s African American students. The Community Dialogue on the Academic Success of the African American Student focused on efforts to narrow the achievement gap for African […]

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