Education

February 19, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Montgomery College Ranked in Top 100 Community Colleges with Best Return on Investment

Montgomery College was ranked in the top 100 community colleges with the best return on investment (ROI) in the country, according to a recent report by Stacker Media. The school, which ranked #78 on the list, was praised for its high rankings on diversity and state performance from sources such as Niche and the Chronicle […]

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February 16, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

B-CC Students Weigh the Pros and Cons of Virtual vs In-Person Learning

Two Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School students talked to MyMCM about the pros and cons of virtual learning as Montgomery County Public Schools prepare to welcome students back into the classroom. Rebecca Lewis, a junior, said that while she is safe and is learning, staying at home has its drawbacks. It is hard to make friends […]

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February 5, 2021 | Sheila Ogilvie

Blog: HBCU Scholarship Applications Available

Spread the Word: HBCU Scholarship Applications Available               Eligibility Do you attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU)? Did you graduate from a Montgomery County Public High School? Answer yes to both questions and you are likely eligible to apply for a “Montgomery County Parade of Scholarships” HBCU […]

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December 22, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Reveals Priorities for FY 2022 Operating Budget

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith released his $2.7 billion recommendation for the Fiscal Year 2022 Operating Budget last week. Top funding priorities include: Enhancing staff capabilities in new ways to meet challenges amid the COVID-19 health crisis. Additional support for struggling learners and efforts to support students who have had a hard […]

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December 10, 2020 | Wendy Taylor

Blog: Making Connections and Building Engagement

Whether students are going to school 100% virtually or participating in a hybrid model, one thing is for certain—the need for building community, making personal connections, and boosting engagement are more important than ever before. Education certainly looks different right now, and many teachers would argue that distance learning is just not cutting it academically […]

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December 9, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

PTA President Weighs in on Debate Over Return to In-Person Learning

The Montgomery County Board of Education delayed its final vote for students’ return to in-person learning until Dec. 15. MCPS plans to bring students back for in-person instruction in phases beginning Jan. 12, 2021, if specific health metrics are met. While some local parents say the virtual learning platform is safe and has been working for […]

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December 1, 2020 | Staff Writer

Newly Elected, Re-Elected Board of Education Members Sworn In

The Montgomery County Board of Education held an outdoor swearing in ceremony for the three recently elected members. Newly elected member of the BOE Lynne Harris (At-Large) and re-elected members Shebra L. Evans (District 4) and Rebecca Smondrowski (District 2) was sworn in on Tuesday outside of the Carver Educational Services Center in Rockville. MCPS-TV […]

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November 12, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Phased Return to In-Person Learning for MCPS Students Being Discussed

Montgomery County Board of Education tentatively approved Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) framework for students to return to in-person learning starting in January. According to an MCPS community update letter, the framework was presented to the Board of Education on November 6. It included the district’s plan for a phased return to in-person learning. Montgomery County […]

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November 12, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Board of Education Hires Firm to Conduct Anti-Racist Audit

Members of the Montgomery County Board of Education unanimously agreed to spend $455,000 to hire an anti-racist audit consultant for one year. Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium of Bethesda was awarded the contract to review such areas as curriculum, school culture, work force diversity, community engagement and working conditions, explained Monifa McKnight, deputy superintendent during the Nov. […]

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October 30, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

Raskin Launches Reading Program For Elementary Students

Rep. Jamie Raskin is launching a reader’s program encouraging elementary school students and their families to read, according to a press release. The program, called Raskin’s Readers, will start Saturday, Oct. 31, and it will go through Jan. 31, 2021. The program challenges students from kindergarten to fifth grade, along with family members or guardians, […]

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