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March 9, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Seeks Public Input on 2021-2022 School Calendar

Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) reviewed two proposed calendars for the 2021-22 school year Tuesday morning — but took no action. Between now and its March 23 vote, MCPS plans to reach out to the public for feedback on the choices. One starts before Labor Day and the other that begins after the holiday. In […]

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February 23, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Board of Education Reduces Graduation Requirements; Clarifies Opening Procedures

The Montgomery County Public School Class of 2021 will be required to complete only three math credits and a half credit of physical education prior to graduation. Before the pandemic, seniors needed four credits in math and a full credit in physical education in order to graduate. These reduced requirements now match what is required by […]

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November 12, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Board of Education Hires Firm to Conduct Anti-Racist Audit

Members of the Montgomery County Board of Education unanimously agreed to spend $455,000 to hire an anti-racist audit consultant for one year. Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium of Bethesda was awarded the contract to review such areas as curriculum, school culture, work force diversity, community engagement and working conditions, explained Monifa McKnight, deputy superintendent during the Nov. […]

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September 10, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 10, in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Sept. 10, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. COVID-19 Testing: The county is providing free COVID-19 testing today at the White Oak Community Rec Center from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the Silver Spring Civic Building from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Do you need a #COVID19 […]

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June 16, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Board of Elections Releases Figures on Ballots Received, Counted

The Montgomery County Board of Elections released the number of ballots received and counted for the 2020 Presidential Primary Election. According to the Montgomery County Board of Elections, here are the preliminary turnout figures as of June 15 at 10:25 a.m. : 670,375 eligible active registered voters in Montgomery County 671,273 Vote-by-Mail sent 4,584 regular ballots […]

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November 15, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

MCPS Board of Education

Encuesta sobre Salario de la Junta Escolar de Montgomery

¿Cree que los miembros de la junta escolar merecen un aumento? La Asamblea General de Maryland estableció un nuevo panel, la Comisión de Compensación de la Junta de Educación del Condado de Montgomery, en octubre de 2018. Su trabajo es estudiar la compensación para los miembros de la junta escolar y hacer recomendaciones para los […]

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November 15, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Study Seeks Opinions on Montgomery County School Board Compensation

Do you think the the school board members deserve a raise? A new panel, the Montgomery County Board of Education Compensation Commission, was established by the Maryland General Assembly in October 2018. Its job is to study the compensation for school board members and make recommendations for changes every four years.  After receiving the commission’s […]

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April 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

New Clarksburg Public School Named Snowden Farm Elementary

New Elementary School Named After Clarksburg’s Snowden Family Montgomery County Board of Education passed a resolution to name the new elementary school opening in Clarksburg in September 2019 Snowden Farm Elementary School. The school is named after Snowden Farm which was founded in 1845 in Clarksburg by Thomas Snowden, an African American dairy farmer.  The […]

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December 19, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Dec. 19 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Dec. 19, Christmas is six days away, and here are five things you need to know: 1. Jingle Bell Breakfast: The Long Branch Senior Center in Silver Spring has a free Jingle Bell Breakfast from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will also be two craft tables with supplies so seniors can make holiday […]

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December 5, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Board of Education Seeks Comment on Four Education Policies

The Board of Education wants to know what Montgomery County residents think about four education policies. Indeed, the policies range from the board’s ethical practices to student rights regarding engaging in political activities during school hours. Here’s an overview of the policies for which they are seeking feedback. Board Policy BBB, Ethics This policy aims […]

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