Education

December 5, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

2019 Maryland School Report Card Released, In-Depth Data Shown

The 2019 School Report Card has recently been released. With input from students and educators, it gives a comprehensive picture of  each school and school system’s performance throughout the state. It also shows achievement among student groups, and information on all  public schools and their improvement since last year. Maryland has more than 1,400 public […]

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November 25, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Navarro Pridefully Reflects on Term as Council President

With her term coming to an end, Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro reflected Monday on the past year. “It has been an amazing year; it’s been a unique year of course with all the transitions of a new administration after 12 years… as well as pretty much a new council…” said Navarro. Key topics […]

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November 21, 2019 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Dr. Carey Heller

Blog: New Quarter/Mid Semester Academic Check-In

With the second quarter now underway in Montgomery County Public Schools and the semester about half over in most schools operating under a semester system, it is a good time to check in with your child or teen and evaluate how the school year is going. Here are a few questions to ask yourself and […]

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November 14, 2019 | Laura Rowles

Blog: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce – Future Link Maryland Relocates Office

“Closing the Opportunity Divide in Montgomery County” is one step closer as Future Link, Inc. opened its doors to its brand-new suite in Rockville, Maryland. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) joined Future Link to celebrate the grand opening of its new office, located at 15 West Gude Drive, Suite 150, Rockville, on November 13, […]

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November 7, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich, County Leaders Discuss Kirwan Recommendations for MCPS

The Coalition for the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future held a School Funding and Policy Community Forum Wednesday at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring.  The forum was a space to discuss the Kirwan Commission’s education policy recommendations and what they mean for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). The Kirwan Commission, created in 2016, is […]

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September 27, 2019 | Staff Writer

County Program Preps Students For Careers in Fire and Rescue Services

The Montgomery County Public Schools Fire Science and Rescue Cadet program prepares high school students for a variety of careers in fire and rescue services, including fire prevention, control and emergency medical technology. Students spend part of the day in their home high school and also attend formal training at the Montgomery County Public Safety […]

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September 27, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Seneca Valley to Open Larger School to Alleviate Overcrowding

Seneca Valley High School is opening a larger school in the 2020-2021 school year to alleviate overcrowding at Clarksburg and Northwest high schools. The new state of the art high school will ensure that all 2,600+ students have access to courses and programs that provide the academic knowledge to be prepared for college, but also […]

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September 25, 2019 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

3 Ways to Teach Our Kids About Money

District Capital’s Shanna Due shares some creative ways we can teach our kids about money.     Start talking about money with children early. Make it visual. Give them responsibility over their money.  

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September 18, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Video: Racial Equity and Social Justice Policy Legislation Introduced

New legislation to create a Racial Equity and Social Justice Policy for Montgomery County has just been introduced. County Council President Nancy Navarro says Bill 27-19, the Racial Equity and Social Justice Act, will include establishing a Racial Equity and Social Justice Program and Executive Branch.

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September 17, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Legislation Introduced to Create Racial Equity and Social Justice Policy for County

Legislation to create a Racial Equity and Social Justice Policy for Montgomery County was introduced by County Council President Nancy Navarro on Tuesday. Several local leaders, social justice advocates and community members joined in support. Bill 27-19, the Racial Equity and Social Justice Act, is geared towards reinforcing the county governments’ commitment to being a […]

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