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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February 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Feb. 26 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 26. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County’s council meets today at 9:30 a.m. Here’s the agenda for the meeting. 2. Kojo Talks School Diversity: WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi is hosting a town-hall discussion on the achievement gap and diversity in Montgomery County Public Schools. The event […]

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October 19, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

School Superintendent Smith Meets with the Media

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith met with reporters Thursday in his first regular press conference. The school system plans to meet with reporters every month. Smith described new programs and other details about the MCPS. The school system has 163,000 students. He touted the rebuilt Thomas Edison School of Technology, Mental Health Awareness […]

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April 24, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Candidate Blames Parents for Achievement Gap

At a forum Monday night for Montgomery County Board of Education candidates, Brandon Rippeon said parents were to blame for the county’s persistent achievement gap, with white and Asian students outperforming African American and Hispanic students. Here’s a follow-up interview: Rippeon is running for the at-large seat made vacant by Jill Ortman-Fouse, who is running […]

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April 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Brandon Rippeon’s Position on the Achievement Gap in the Public Schools

Brandon Rippeon, candidate for Montgomery County Board of Education At-Large race, participated in the April 23, 2018 Candidates’ Forum hosted by League of Women Voters of Montgomery County. Tracie Potts of NBC 4 moderated the forum. Rippeon responded to this question: Do you believe there is and east/west county achievement gap and how should this […]

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April 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

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John Robertson’s Position on the Achievement Gap in the Public Schools

John Robertson, candidate for Montgomery County Board of Education At-Large race, participated in the April 23, 2018 Candidates’ Forum hosted by League of Women Voters of Montgomery County. Tracie Potts of NBC 4 moderated the forum. Robertson responded to this question: Do you believe there is and east/west county achievement gap and how should this […]

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April 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Marwa Omar Ibrahim’s Position on the Achievement Gap in the Public Schools

Marwa Omar Ibrahim, candidate for Montgomery County Board of Education At-Large race, participated in the April 23, 2018 Candidates’ Forum hosted by League of Women Voters of Montgomery County. Tracie Potts of NBC 4 moderated the forum. Ibrahim responded to this question: Do you believe there is and east/west county achievement gap and how should […]

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April 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Stephen Sugg’s Position on the Achievement Gap in the Public Schools

Stephen Sugg, candidate for Montgomery County Board of Education At-Large race, participated in the April 23, 2018 Candidates’ Forum hosted by League of Women Voters of Montgomery County. Tracie Potts of NBC 4 moderated the forum. Sugg responded to this question: Do you believe there is and east/west county achievement gap and how should this […]

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April 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Timur Edib’s Position on the Achievement Gap in the Public Schools

Timur Edib, candidate for Montgomery County Board of Education At-Large race, participated in the April 23, 2018 Candidates’ Forum hosted by League of Women Voters of Montgomery County. Tracie Potts of NBC 4 moderated the forum. Edib responded to this question: Do you believe there is and east/west county achievement gap and how should this […]

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April 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Lynn Amano’s Position on the Achievement Gap in the Public Schools

Lynn Amano, candidate for Montgomery County Board of Education At-Large race, participated in the April 23, 2018 Candidates’ Forum hosted by League of Women Voters of Montgomery County. Tracie Potts of NBC 4 moderated the forum. Amano responded to this question: Do you believe there is and east/west county achievement gap and how should this […]

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