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August 21, 2015 | Aline Barros

The Search for the Next MCPS Superintendent to Continue This Fall

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is scheduled to relaunch its search for a new superintendent in the fall. MCPS Spokesperson Dana Tofig said school officials “anticipate” having a new person to lead Montgomery County’s school system by July 2016. In May, Andrew Houlihan, the chief academic officer of the Houston Independent School District, was the “preferred candidate” to […]

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July 2, 2015 | Krista Brick

Student Member of the School Board Sets Priorities (VIDEO)

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Junior Eric Guerci officially became the 38th Student Member of the Board of Education July 1. He shares his thoughts on the job with MyMCMedia’s Krista Brick. Related:

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May 18, 2015 | Krista Brick

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Teachers’ Union Supports Using Interim Superintendent Next Year

The president of the Montgomery County Education Association, one of the organizations helping to select the next Montgomery County Public Schools’ superintendent, says he was disappointed the group only got to meet one candidate for the job. The educators’ union was one of more than a dozen organizations the Montgomery County School Board invited to […]

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May 14, 2015 | Krista Brick

Houston School Official Likely New MCPS Superintendent

UPDATED, May 15, 11:30 a.m. – Andrew Houlihan, the chief academic officer of the Houston Independent School District, who is the “preferred candidate” to replace Dr. Joshua Starr as Montgomery County Schools superintendent met with Council President George Leventhal Friday. Just had a very positive discussion with Drew Houlihan, the leading candidate for MCPS superintendent. — George […]

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March 4, 2015 | Krista Brick

photo of Joshua Starr and Board of Education at press conference following Starr's resignation

MCPS Schedules Public Forums for Superintendent Search

UPDATED – Previously scheduled for March 5 and cancelled due to weather have been rescheduled. The new forum date is March 10 at 7 p.m. at Gaithersburg High School. The Montgomery County Board of Education is searching for a new superintendent and asking the community to provide input at several public forums and on an […]

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February 11, 2015 | Krista Brick

Seneca Valley Principal to Advocate for New Building at MCPS Meeting

The Montgomery County Board of Education is heading up to Germantown to meet with the Seneca Valley cluster community on Thursday and Principal Marc Cohen said he believes the community will be advocating for a new high school. The meet and greet event starts at 7 p.m. in the Seneca Valley High School media center. […]

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February 4, 2015 | Sonya Burke

photo of Joshua Starr and Board of Education at press conference following Starr's resignation

MCPS Superintendent Starr to Resign Feb. 16 (VIDEO)

At a news conference this week, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Joshua Starr announced that he is resigning from his post later this month. You can find more information about the terms of Dr. Starr’s resignation on the Montgomery County Public Schools website. There is also a message to friends and colleagues on the […]

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February 2, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Leventhal on Starr’s Status (VIDEO)

The status of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) superintendent Joshua Starr is of interest to many in Montgomery County, including local leaders. In this MyMCMedia extra video, Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal is asked at his weekly briefing on Feb. 2 how he keeps up with the latest developments. Take a look: For more […]

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January 27, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Graduation Rates Rise in Montgomery County

The graduation rate for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) rose for a third consecutive year and the achievement gap narrowed in all areas, according to an MCPS news release out today. According to MCPS, the largest improvement was at Wheaton High School. The four-year graduation rate for the MCPS Class of 2014 was 89.7 percent, […]

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January 23, 2015 | Krista Brick

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School Board to Examine Superintendent’s Contract (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr is facing a contract that expires the end of June, but whether he will return at the helm of the school system is unclear. MyMCMedia caught up with two board members recently to hear their thoughts on Starr’s future. Starr’s contract expires June 30, but school board […]

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