September 20, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Most MCPS Student Dropouts Over Past Years Were Latino

About three-fifths of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students who dropped out over the last three years were Latino. 2,151 students have dropped out, and 1,335 were Latino. Minority students and students who don’t speak English as a first language are more likely to drop out of school. In the 2017-18 school year, about half […]

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November 12, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Study Finds County Minority Students are Disconnected from School and Work (VIDEO)

A recent research report found that stronger social and academic supports are needed to connect Montgomery County African American youth to education and the workforce. MCTV’s Michael Brown has more. Visit our PEG partner MCTV10 (Montgomery College Television program schedule) to see more Montgomery College Television. The full report may be found online at the […]

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October 23, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

New Study: County’s Minority Students Are Disconnected From School and Work (VIDEO)

Nearly a quarter of black and African-American students surveyed in Montgomery County feel that they have been discriminated against while at school. That number increases to 35 percent among high school drop outs according to a new study released by The Community Foundation today. The report detailed that in 2013 about 8,000 youth were disconnected, meaning […]

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