Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle School

September 11, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Brooke Lee Middle School to be Renamed In November

The Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle School in Silver Spring moved closer to rid its ties with a state and county politician from the early 1900s whose company developed racially-restricted properties. During its Sept. 10 meeting, the Montgomery County Board of Education added the name of Brigadier General Charles Edward McGee of Bethesda, a retired […]

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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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January 10, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Eighth Grader Charged in Newport Mill Middle School Stabbing

An eighth grade Montgomery County Public Schools student was charged in juvenile court with first degree assault following a Jan. 7th stabbing incident at Newport Mill Middle School in North Kensington. The 12-year-old was released to his parents, according to Montgomery County Police spokesperson Rebecca Innocenti. Because both the suspect and victim are juveniles, police […]

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June 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Headlines from the 2018-2019 School Year

With today being the last day of school for Montgomery County Public Schools students, MyMCMedia looks back at the headlines from the 2018-2019 school year. The year was marked by the assault scandal at Damascus High School, and a number of hate incidents. MyMCMedia coverage included a number of student achievers, whether they were excelling […]

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February 11, 2019 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County to Hold Education Budget Hearings

Five Community Meetings About the Education Budget UPDATE: The February 20 snowstorm caused the cancellation of the meeting at Neelsville Middle School so it will now take place on April 4. Montgomery County Council Education Committee Chair Craig Rice, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith, and Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard are hosting five Education Budget […]

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December 11, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Middle School Rankings Based on Maryland Report Card Scores

Last week, every school in Montgomery County received a Maryland School Report Card, which serves as an education “accountability system” for Maryland’s public schools. The report cards measure test results, curriculum access, absenteeism rates, school climate, college and career readiness, and student growth. Schools receive three scores: Star Rating (based on point percentage). Percentile Rank (school’s performance compared […]

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May 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 Stories from May 12 to May 18

Education news dominated last week’s top stories based on web traffic. Our top story was about two local elementary schools getting major state honors. A follow-up about them receiving the award also made our Top 10 list. Plus, plenty of public safety news in our Top 10 as well. Two Local Elementary Schools to be […]

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May 18, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

State Superintendent Discusses School Security Concerns (VIDEO)

School security is a hot topic this year in Montgomery County after the arrest of two school security officers from Montgomery County Public Schools. “We certainly do take it very seriously,” said Karen Salmon, who is the State Superintendent of Schools in Maryland. In fact, Salmon who chairs the Maryland Center for School Safety, said her […]

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May 15, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Middle School Security Employee Faces Sex Offense Charges

UPDATED: A school security employee has been charged with inappropriate sexual contact with a 14-year-old female student at Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle School in Silver Spring, police and school sources said Monday. Mike Anthony Lievano, 21, of University Boulevard, Silver Spring, has been charged with sexual abuse of a minor, a third-degree sex offense, […]

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