Board of Education

December 4, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Students Are Failing Classes at Higher Rates, Officials Say

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students are failing classes at higher rates than last year, officials said at a school boarding meeting Thursday. Officials presented data about specific student groups from three grade levels: sixth, ninth, and 12th. Residents can access Thursday’s slideshow to see the full data presented. MCPS used data from English and […]

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December 3, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

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Brenda Wolff Elected Next MCPS Board of Education President

Brenda Wolff was elected Thursday morning as president of the Board of Education for the Montgomery County Public Schools. The Silver Spring resident had been vice president. The previous president was Shebra Evans. Karla Silvestre was chosen as vice president. View this post on Instagram A post shared by MyMCMedia (@mymcmedia)   Wolff, who was […]

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November 19, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

After 30 Years as Teacher, Principal, Board of Education Member, Dixon Looks Back, Ahead

After 30 years as a teacher and principal at Montgomery County Public Schools and then four years as a member of the Board of Education (BOE), Jeanette Dixon is moving on. She spoke with Montgomery Community Media about her time on the board and her years in education. Dixon is proud of her service but […]

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November 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County School Board Tentatively Approves In-Person Learning Plan

On Tuesday, the Montgomery County Board of Education voted unanimously to tentatively approve a phased-in return to in-person learning beginning Jan. 12, 2021. A final vote is scheduled for Dec. 3. In-person learning will only begin if public health conditions allow it. On Friday, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials presented a matrix that shows […]

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October 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘Passion For Learning’ Executive Director Breaks Down School Board Races 

Three Board of Education races are on the ballot in Montgomery County. MyMCMedia spoke with Cynthia Rubenstein, Executive Director at Passion For Learning, about the candidates and the biggest educational issues. Passion For Learning is an educational organization in Silver Spring that aims to support the academic development of economically-disadvantaged youth.

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October 19, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

Montgomery College Will Host Forum With Board of Education Candidates

Montgomery College will host a live forum with the Montgomery County Board of Education candidates Thursday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. Shebra Evans (District 4 candidate), Steve Solomon (District 4 candidate), Sunil Dasgupta (At large candidate), Lynne Harris (At large candidate), Michael Fryar (District 2 candidate) and Rebecca Smondrowski (District 2 candidate) will all take […]

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October 16, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

County Board of Education Plans Conversation on Virtual Learning

The Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education’s Communication and Stakeholder Engagement Committee is inviting community members to share their thoughts on virtual learning. The virtual meeting is set for Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. Questions need to be submitted before the meeting. To listen to the conversation by phone, dial +1-202-860-2110 Access Code: 171 287 […]

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October 12, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Football Coaches Request Flexibility for In-Person Conditioning

Montgomery County Public Schools Football Coaches Association is urging the Board of Education and County Executive Mark Elrich to allow more flexibility when it comes to in-person workouts. Twenty-four football coaches from different MCPS high schools signed off on a letter from the association to Elrich and the school board requesting the officials to “provide […]

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October 7, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

1,561 MCPS Students Have Not Accessed Online Platforms

As of Friday 1,561 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students have not accessed myMCPS Classroom or Zoom at all this school year. Under the current virtual learning model, attendance is fulfilled through either of the two platforms. At a school board meeting Tuesday MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith said most of the 1,561 “missing” students […]

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October 7, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

MCPS High School Principals Support Keeping School Resource Officers

Montgomery County high school principals are unanimously in support of keeping the School Resource Officer (SRO) program in place, according to a Board of Education meeting on Monday. In June 2020, MCPS formed a community workgroup to review the School Resource Officer program. The program currently places county police officers in all 26 Montgomery County […]

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