Education

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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September 12, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for Sept. 12 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, September 12. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. MCPS Board of Education Meeting: Policy Management Committee to meet at 3:00 p.m. Click here to view the agenda. 2. Rockville State of City Address: Hear from Rockville City Mayor Bridget Newton and City Manager Rob DiSpirito about the current state of […]

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September 6, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

Churchill Drops ‘No Zero Policy’ for Grades

Winston Churchill High School in Potomac has scrapped its “No Zero Policy” on tasks and assessments after realizing it did not comply with Montgomery County Public Schools’ grading and reporting policy. The “No Zero Policy” prohibited teachers from giving students zeros on assignments even if no work was done. This was different than the county-wide […]

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August 31, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Introduces Brand New Snowden Farm Elementary School in Clarksburg

School bells will be ringing for Montgomery County Public School Students on Tuesday. Yolanda Allen, who is the Principal of the newly opened Snowden Farm Elementary School in Clarksburg says they expect about 650 students this year. The school will come with a lot of cool features, all of them geared towards encouraging students to […]

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August 23, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Former Astronaut Speaks with Kids at Children’s Inn at NIH

Children who are staying at the Children’s Inn at NIH had a fun filled, space-themed day. The educational experience included a Skype interview with retired NASA Astronaut, Clay Anderson and a conversation about space medical research. Please watch the video for more details.    

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August 8, 2019 | Ambika Narula

MCPS Ranked Second Best School District in Maryland

Niche reported that Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is the second-best school district in Maryland behind Howard County Public Schools which ranks number one. Below is a list of the fifteen best-ranked school districts in Maryland. Howard County Public Schools Montgomery County Public Schools Worcester County Public Schools Carroll County Public Schools Frederick County Public Schools […]

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