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March 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Results Show MCPS’ BELL Summer Program Helps to Reduce Summer Slide

A new report released by Montgomery County Public School’s (MCPS) shows students who participated in the Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL) program made some progress toward reducing the summer slide in math and reading, according to news release. BELL is an academic and enrichment program for third and fourth graders that uses certain methods […]

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July 25, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Local Leaders Celebrate the Launch of the BELL Program (VIDEO)

Montgomery County officials are celebrating the launch of the Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL) program this summer. The program will serve one thousand students a year for four years. Councilmember Nancy Navarro said this innovative program approaches the critical issue of the summer slide. MCPS-TV has more in this report, below:

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July 20, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, July 20, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, July 20th, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County is hosting a town hall-style meeting on police and race relations at the Upcounty Regional Services Center in Germantown tonight. 2. Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro, MCPS Superintendent Jack Smith, and School Board President Michael Durso, are scheduled to visit […]

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July 19, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

MCPS Officials and Councilmember Navarro to Visit Weller Road Elementary School

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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December 2, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Bell Summer Learning Program (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council formed a partnership with the Rales Foundation to bring ‘Building Educated Leaders for Life’ (BELL) program to Montgomery County Public Schools to help close the achievement gap. Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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November 29, 2015 | Sonya Burke

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports about County Executive Ike Leggett’s recent back surgery, the BELL Program, pedestrian and traffic safety, a recent Senior Forum at Leisure World, an upcoming Summit on Aging, Montgomery County Public Schools’ recent Latin dance competition and more. You can watch the […]

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November 19, 2015 | Sonya Burke and Maureen Chowdhury

UPDATED: County Partners with Rales Foundation to Establish Bell Program (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

UPDATED At a news conference on Tuesday afternoon, Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro explains why it was important for the County to partner with the Norman R. and Ruth Rales Foundation and Montgomery County Public Schools to establish a Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL) program in the County. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Councilmember […]

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