Councilmember Craig Rice

August 7, 2020 | Gaynelle Evans

Join the Conversation on Racial Equity: ‘It Hurts, And I’ll Tell You Why’

MCM’s #SeeMeMontgomery asked county leaders to join the conversation about racial equity. Councilmember Craig Rice shared this experience with MCM. DESCRIBE A  RACIAL EXPERIENCE HERE AND SHARE YOUR STORY WITH MCM. JOIN THE CONVERSATION. Your contribution is vital and will help create a better understanding. All are invited to share, regardless of race or ethnicity. […]

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August 4, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Padres de Familia y Escuelas Privadas Presentan una Demanda

Varios padres de familia y escuelas privadas firmaron una demanda que se presentó el 3 de agosto en el Tribunal de Distrito de EE.UU., alegando que el Oficial de Salud del Condado, Dr. Travis Gayles, excedió su autoridad cuando ordenó que todas las escuelas privadas permanecieran virtuales hasta al menos el 1 de octubre. Tras […]

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August 4, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Private School Parents File Lawsuit, Still Fearful County Will Force Their Kids to Learn Virtually

Several parents and private schools signed onto a lawsuit that was filed Aug. 3 in U.S. District Court, claiming County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles exceeded his authority when he directed all private schools to remain virtual until at least Oct. 1. Gov. Larry Hogan took the teeth out of Gayles’ directive by issuing an […]

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July 23, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Craig Rice Selected for National Leadership Position

Councilmember Craig Rice was selected by the National Association of Counties (NACo) to be its new vice chair of the Human Services and Education Steering Committee. Rice, who chairs the council’s Education and Culture Committee, was chosen during NACO’s July 20 meeting. NACo serves more than 40,000 county elected officials and helps with county policies […]

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July 20, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Council President Katz Remembers Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Representative John Lewis (D-Ga) died Friday, July 17 of pancreatic cancer leaving behind a powerful legacy as one of the game-changers in American Civil Rights history. Lewis was one of the organizers of the 1963 March on Washington and spoke – at the age of 23 – to the huge crowd on the Mall shortly […]

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July 15, 2020 | Gaynelle Evans

Join the Conversation on Racial Equity: ‘We All Have that Implicit Bias’

MCM’s #SeeMeMontgomery asked county leaders to join the conversation about racial equity. Councilmember Craig Rice shared this experience with MCM. DESCRIBE A  RACIAL EXPERIENCE HERE AND SHARE YOUR STORY WITH MCM. JOIN THE CONVERSATION. Your contribution is vital and will help create a better understanding. All are invited to share, regardless of race or ethnicity. […]

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July 13, 2020 | Gaynelle Evans

Join the Conversation on Racial Equity: ‘It’s About Being Color Supportive’

MCM’s #SeeMeMontgomery asked county leaders to join the conversation about racial equity. Councilmember Craig Rice shared this experience with MCM. DESCRIBE A  RACIAL EXPERIENCE HERE AND SHARE YOUR STORY WITH MCM. JOIN THE CONVERSATION. Your contribution is vital and will help create a better understanding. All are invited to share, regardless of race or ethnicity. […]

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July 7, 2020 | Gaynelle Evans

Join the Conversation on Racial Equity: ‘Because I Fit a Mold’

MCM’s #SeeMeMontgomery asked county leaders to join the conversation about racial equity. Councilmember Craig Rice shared this experience with MCM. DESCRIBE A  RACIAL EXPERIENCE HERE AND SHARE YOUR STORY WITH MCM. JOIN THE CONVERSATION. Your contribution is vital and will help create a better understanding. All are invited to share, regardless of race or ethnicity. […]

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June 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

As Council Calls to Limit ‘Use of Force,’ Police Union Says its Ideas Have Gone ‘Unheard’

As thousands protest police brutality and racial injustice throughout the country, the calls to reform police unions — which can stand in the way of prosecuting officers who kill unarmed people of color — are getting louder. Montgomery County Police Department’s union is the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 35 (FOP Lodge 35). In a […]

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May 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Discusses Postponing Renovations for South Lake Elementary School

The Montgomery County Council voted unanimously to approve several changes to the FY21-26 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) at a virtual meeting Tuesday.  Funding was reduced in areas including road rehabilitation and minor sidewalk projects as recommended by the county Department of Transportation and the Josiah Henson Park in FY21, as recommended by the Department of […]

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