Board of Education

June 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘I Feel Sick’: MCPS Officials Express Disgust About Sexual Assault, Harassment and Racism Allegations

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials expressed their disgust at a board meeting Monday toward recent allegations of sexual assault, harassment and racism made by current and former students. “When I read things by our African American students at schools where they have had really negative experiences and I read a lot of them over […]

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June 30, 2020 | Mira Varghese

Board of Education Passes Resolution to Rename Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle School

The Montgomery County Board of Education passed a resolution Monday to expedite the renaming process of Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle School in Silver Spring. The school will be renamed later this year, possibly in honor of a renowned member of the African American community. Col. E. Brooke Lee was a prominent state and county […]

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May 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

High School Students Will Choose One Letter Up or ‘Pass’ Semester Grade

High school students will have the option to choose between a “pass” or a letter grade for their final semester grade, the Montgomery County Board of Education voted 7-1 on Tuesday.  In the third quarter, students received letter grades. In the current fourth quarter, students will receive a grade of either “pass” or “incomplete.” Under […]

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May 12, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for May 12 in Montgomery County

May 12 means we celebrate Limerick Day. We do it the MyMCMedia way. By sharing five things, this MoCo day brings, of information you may want to relay. 1. Council in Session:  Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 1:15 p.m. There will be public hearings at 1:30 p.m. about special appropriation to Montgomery County Public […]

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May 6, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Board of Education To Vote on New Grading System

The Montgomery County Board of Education is expected to vote on a new grading system for both the fourth marking period and overall semester at its May 12 meeting. Because students only have been learning on line due to the pandemic, the Montgomery County Public Schools has been reluctant to assign a letter grade. During […]

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May 4, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘More and More Likely’ Schools Will Be Closed for School Year, MCPS Superintendent Says

“Maryland has not closed all of its schools for the rest of the school year, but that seems more and more likely,” Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith said at a virtual county council meeting Monday.  On April 17, State Superintendent Karen Salmon announced that Maryland public schools will remain closed through […]

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April 29, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Montgomery County School Board Member Discusses Challenges of Online Learning

Montgomery County Public Schools are set to continue with online instruction through May 15 due to the COVID-19 emergency. The shift to online learning has brought some difficulties to both teachers and students. Montgomery County Board of Education Member Karla Silvestre talks about some challenges with distance learning and possible plans for summer instruction.

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April 23, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

SMOB Election Date Postponed Due to School Closures

The Student Member of the Board of Education election date has been changed due to the extended  closure of Montgomery County Public Schools, according to MCPS. The election was originally scheduled to take place in schools on April 22, 2020. As a result of the school closures, MCPS has developed two plans for the elections […]

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April 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Board of Education Discusses Phase II of Online Learning

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) began Phase II of its continuity of learning plan on Monday.  Monday marked the first day of the fourth quarter. Phase I of learning was from March 30 to April 17. Phase II ends on May 15, which is the day Gov. Larry Hogan extended statewide public school closures to […]

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April 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for April 21 in Montgomery County

It is Tuesday, April 21, and it is National Kindergarten Day. The day honors Friedrich Wilhelm August Frobel (1782-1852), who started the first Kindergarten. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Virtual Session: Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9:30 a.m. The council will discuss legislation to provide more coronavirus […]

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