Brenda Wolff

April 30, 2021 | Molly Work

Nick Asante at school board meeting

Asante Reflects on Tenure as Student Member of the Board During Pandemic

Nick Asante, 18, is a long-time fan of singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. Although he joked that his friends make fun of him for it, he’s a proud “Swiftie” — so much so that he took to Reddit to pen an elaborate fan theory about Swift’s 2020 album “Folklore.” Asante, or tswiftconspiracist13 as he’s known on Reddit, […]

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March 26, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

‘Indignación y Disgusto’ por el Video de los Oficiales de Policía y un Niño de 5 Años

La policía del condado de Montgomery publicó un video de 51 minutos y 22 segundos de un incidente del 14 de enero de 2020, en el que un estudiante de Kínder de East Silver Spring, que se había alejado de su escuela, fue localizado por agentes de la policía del condado de Montgomery (MCPD). El […]

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March 26, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

‘Horrified and Disgusted’: Elrich, Councilmembers Express Outrage Over Video of Police Officers and 5-Year-Old Boy

This story was updated with new information at 2:35 p.m. on Friday.  Montgomery County Police released a 51-minute-and-22-second video of a Jan. 14, 2020 incident in which an East Silver Spring kindergarten student — who had walked away from his school — was located by Montgomery County Police (MCPD) officers. The video shows two police […]

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March 16, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Elrich Budget Plan Would Remove Police from Schools, Add Early Childhood Funding

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich laid out his next fiscal year budget that includes eliminating the police officers in schools program, fully funds Montgomery County Public Schools and Montgomery College’s budget requests and increases funds for early childhood education and affordable housing. It stresses climate control, emphasizes mass transit and creates a White Flint Research […]

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February 18, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Two Richard Montgomery Juniors are Finalists for Student Member of the Board

It appears that Richard Montgomery High School is the hot bed of student activism among Montgomery County Public Schools. The current Student Member of the Board of Education is a Richard Montgomery student as are the two finalists competing for his job. When Nick Assante ends his term, he will be replaced by either Henry […]

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January 13, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Board of Education Seeks More Community Input on School Resource Officer Program

The Montgomery County Board of Education voted unanimously for MCPS officials to go back into the community to seek additional input regarding the School Resource Officer (SRO) Program. During a virtual board meeting on Tuesday, members discussed options including: keeping the existing SRO Program, getting rid of it, or modifying it. Some members have expressed […]

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December 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

School Board Postpones Vote on Final Reopening Plan

The Montgomery County Board of Education unanimously postponed its vote on a final school reopening plan until Dec. 15. The school board was scheduled to take final action on a phased return to in-person learning at a meeting Thursday. However, members said they want Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to re-evaluate its health metrics 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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August 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Summer Graduates Collect Their Diplomas

Montgomery County Public Schools recently held its 2019 Regional High School graduation ceremony at Gaithersburg HS for students who completed their studies during the summer. More than 75 students walked the stage to receive their diploma. Visit our PEG partner MCPS TV to view more of its local programming.   Congratulations to our 2019 MCPS […]

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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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