Board of Education

August 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Officials, Educators Remember Toni Morrison

Montgomery County leaders are remembering Pulitzer Prize winning Toni Morrison, celebrated for her works about the black experience in America. The “Beloved” author died Aug. 5 from complications with pneumonia. MyMCMedia caught up with Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman and Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando about what Morrison meant to them. Ashman said he had always […]

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August 8, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

MCPS Discutirá Junto a Oficiales de Gaithersburg sobre Nueva Escuela Elemental

Personal de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) asistirá a la reunión del Alcalde y el Concejo de la Ciudad de Gaithersburg, el lunes 12 de agosto, para compartir los comentarios de la comunidad, que han recibido, sobre la posibilidad de construir una nueva escuela primaria en Kelley Park. En agosto de 2017, […]

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August 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Staff to Meet Gaithersburg City Officials About New Elementary School

Montgomery County Public Schools staff will attend the Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council meeting Monday, Aug. 12 to share community feedback they’ve received about the possibility of building a new elementary school on Kelley Park. In August 2017, MCPS conducted a site study and recommended that a new elementary school be constructed in Gaithersburg because […]

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July 12, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Escuelas públicas de Montgomery consideran menos requisitos para maestros sustitutos

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery están considerando minimizar los requisitos para maestros sustitutos. Hasta ahora, el Condado de Montgomery requiere que los sustitutos tengan al menos una licenciatura o hayan recibido la certificación de un programa acreditado. Si se reducen las calificaciones, las personas necesitarán un título de Asociado o un mínimo de […]

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July 11, 2019 | Frances Moyonero

MCPS’ Answer for Substitute Teacher Shortage Met with Mixed Reviews

Montgomery County Public Schools are considering loosening the requirements for substitute teachers. Until now, Montgomery County has required potential substitutes to have at least a Bachelor’s degree or received certification from an accredited program. If the qualifications are lowered, individuals will need an Associate’s degree or a minimum of 60 college credits beginning in the […]

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July 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Kennedy Student Sworn in as New Student Member of the Board

Nate Tinbite was sworn in as the 42nd Montgomery County Student Member of the Board (SMOB) of Education on Tuesday. Tinbite, a rising senior at John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring, was elected by Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) middle and high school students to serve on the school board for a one-year […]

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June 25, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Board of Education Approves Policy to Increase Mental Health Outreach

The Board of Education approved a policy in their meeting Monday to create teams to increase focus on mental health issues and behavioral threats in schools. The Student Well-Being and School Safety Policy anticipates threat assessment teams to be stationed at every school to pay close attention to behavioral incidents and initiate timely interventions and […]

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April 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Community Members Divided Over Montgomery School Boundary Analysis

More than 100 Community Members Offer Feedback on School Boundaries at Kennedy High School Montgomery County Public Schools’ second boundary assessment community conversation at John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring brought out students activists, parents, and teachers. Derek Turner, a spokesperson for MCPS, estimates that between 65 to 70 people attended the first […]

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April 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Students Enter Equity Conversation

‘You Can’t Fix Racial Equity if You’re Going to Continue to Cater to Racists’ High school and middle school students came out to Gaithersburg High School Monday night to share their thoughts on racial equity and social justice policy. Students discussed in groups — large and small — how they’ve been affected by inequities at […]

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April 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Students Invited to Racial Equity Forum in Gaithersburg

Montgomery County students are invited to share their thoughts on the county’s initiatives to create a policy for stronger racial equity and social justice in the schools. Students interested can attend a meeting on Monday, April 8 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Gaithersburg High School’s Cafeteria; any student who attends can earn SSL hours. […]

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