Board of Education

March 25, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Maryland Pursuing Waiver For Standardized Tests

Maryland State Superintendent Karen Salmon on Tuesday requested permission from the state Board of Education to submit a waiver for standardized testing. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Department of Education is allowing states to apply for waivers to exempt them from administering standardized tests this school year.  On March 12, Gov. Larry Hogan […]

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March 11, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 11 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, March 11, and it’s National Promposal Day. To the teens out there who’ve been waiting for the right time to ask their classmates to prom in a really elaborate way, this is your day. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. School Board Meeting: Montgomery County Public Schools Board of […]

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March 10, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Deputy Superintendent Warns of False Social Media Posts About Coronavirus

Montgomery County Public Schools Deputy Superintendent Monifa McKnight warned the school community about false social media posts circulating regarding the coronavirus cases in Montgomery County. McKnight spoke at the MCPS Board of Education meeting Tuesday about the school system’s response regarding the coronavirus. She said the school system is working closely with the Montgomery County […]

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March 10, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 10 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, March 10, and it’s the Jewish holiday Purim, which is also known as the Festival of Lots. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets this morning at 9:30 a.m. at the Council Hearing Room in Rockville. The council will be giving proclamations recognizing […]

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March 4, 2020 | Grace Mottley

MCPS Board of Education Proposes Changes to School Transfer Policy

The Montgomery County Board of Education proposed amendments to the student transfer policy that allows students to apply for change of school assignments. The Board released changes earlier in the year to allow the public to comment, and after receiving public response, have made changes to the proposal. Major changes include requiring students to re-apply […]

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February 25, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

First-Grader Speaks Out Against Bullying at School Board Meeting

Seven-year-old Cavanaugh Bell asked Montgomery County’s school board to help him put an end to bullying at their meeting Monday night. Bell is a first-grade student at Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School in Germantown. He created the non-profit Cool and Dope in order to make change after being bullied himself. “I’m on a mission to […]

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February 24, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Feb. 24 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Feb. 24. 1. Municipal Monday: Gaithersburg’s Mayor and Council meet for a planning retreat session at 6 p.m. at Benjamin Gaither Center, 80A Bureau Drive. Here’s the agenda.  The Rockville Mayor and Council meets at 7 p.m. at Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave. The agenda […]

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February 19, 2020 | Grace Mottley

MCPS Completed Major Construction Projects in 2019

Montgomery County Public Schools is the largest and fastest-growing school district in the state and in the nation, according to the MCPS annual report to the community.  In the last decade, MCPS has added more than 15,000 seats to accommodate enrollment increases, and is still working to add more spaces for students, the report said.  […]

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February 13, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Two Students Selected as Final Candidates for Board of Education Position

Two Montgomery County juniors are the final candidates campaigning to be the Student Member of the Board of Education. The candidates are Victoria Kidder, a junior at Magruder High School, and Nick Asante, a junior at Richard Montgomery High School. A meeting was held yesterday at Watkins Mill High School where students voted on the […]

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February 12, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

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Junta de Educación Adopta Presupuesto Fiscal 2021

La Junta de Educación de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) adoptó el presupuesto del año fiscal 2021, el lunes. La Junta votó por unanimidad para adoptar un presupuesto de $ 2.803 mil millones para el año fiscal 2021, que es un aumento de $ 124.1 millones o 4.6% del presupuesto del año […]

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