July 10, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Issues Proposal for Fall 2020 School Teaching, Transportation

Montgomery County Public Schools released a 16-page booklet concerning best practices and ways to open schools this fall. The publication is called “Draft Guidance: Considerations for MCPS Fall 2020 Recovery.” The MCPS proposal suggests “blended virtual learning,” which would rotate when students are in the actual classrooms. Group A would be in school on Mondays […]

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July 9, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Offers Preview of How Schools Could Operate if Students Return to Classrooms

Montgomery County Public Schools is envisioning ways to implement new safety guidelines as they prepare to possibly re-open schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The first day for the 2020-2021 MCPS academic year—regardless of whether students meet virtually or in-person—is August 31. During a media tour at College Gardens Elementary School in Rockville on Thursday, MCPS […]

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November 21, 2015 | Sonya Burke

MCPS Students Visit Strathmore for a Musical Lesson (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools second graders visited the Music Center at Strathmore this month for a lesson that they won’t soon forget. MCPS-TV reports. Visit our PEG partner MCPS TV to view more of its local programming.

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November 21, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Meet Maryland’s Professor of the Year: She Teaches Chemistry at MC

A Montgomery College professor has been named Maryland Professor of the Year. MCTV’s Fritzi Bodheimer reports. Visit our PEG partner MCTV10 (Montgomery College Television program schedule) to see more Montgomery College Television.

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January 30, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Glen Echo Park Fire (PHOTOS)

UPDATED Montgomery County firefighters say an electrical fire sparked a blaze at Glen Echo Park around 3 a.m. on Friday. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said there was heavy smoke showing when the first units arrived on scene overnight. According to Piringer, sprinklers controlled the fire in an art studio, classroom and jewelry […]

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January 6, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Inside MCPS’ Closure Decision and What About Tomorrow?

UPDATED Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students enjoyed their first snow day of the new year on Jan. 6. But the decision to close the county’s school district came after an earlier morning announcement of a two hour delay. We wanted to know how those decisions were made, so we turned to Dana Tofig, who […]

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September 11, 2014 | Krista Brick

Five Things to Know Thursday, Sept. 11

Here are five things to know today, Sept. 11, in Montgomery County: 1- Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has ordered the United States Flag and Maryland State Flag to be flown at half-staff in respect and memory of the victims who died as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. 2- […]

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July 17, 2014 | Staff Writer

MCPS Board of Education

MCPS to Increase Technology in the Classroom

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is beginning a multi-year effort to provide all students with access to mobile computers and a cloud-based learning platform that will enhance creativity and collaboration in the classroom. Superintendent of Schools Joshua P. Starr and MCPS staff briefed the Montgomery County Board of Education at its July 15th meeting on […]

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May 8, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Stedwick Opera Puts Students in Control (Video & Photos)

The teachers walked through the audience at the beginning of the opera and took their seats at the back of the room, leaving the third grade students at Stedwick Elementary School in Montgomery Village to put on the premiere of their show on their own. This was the end of a year-long learning process in […]

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April 8, 2014 | Greta Anderson

graph showing survey of 96 96 NSL government students at Rockville HS. Conducted by Greta Anderson and Sarai Presman

Politics in the Classroom Build Involved Citizens

With the exception of government classes, politics are almost never addressed in the school environment, although discussing these topics can help advance students’ experiences as active U.S. citizens. Discussing politics in the classroom is often frowned upon because of the supposed bias teachers present to their students. Depending on where you live, you can be crammed […]

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