Education

January 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

National Educator of the Year Shares Message for his Students

Sean Pang, English and media arts teacher at Rockville High School, won the 2019 Claes Nobel Educator of the Year Award. He is one of 10 recipients across the U.S. He says his vulnerability and honesty helps his students trust him. Pang received a $1,000 grant, which he plans to use to film a documentary […]

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January 16, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Watch Elrich’s First State of the County Address

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich delivered his first State of the County Address on Tuesday in front of a packed room at the Silver Spring Civic Center. In a wide-ranging speech, Elrich unveiled his budget, discussed economic development, racial equity, affordable housing, climate change and much more.

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January 13, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Superintendent Addresses Boundary Analysis ‘Misinformation’

During his monthly press conference on Jan. 7, Superintendent Jack Smith responded to recent questions and concerns regarding the District Wide Boundary Analysis. He said the analysis will examine the utilization of the 208 school buildings throughout the county. That includes the geographic configuration of schools, racial and cultural socioeconomic diversity of schools, and overall […]

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January 8, 2020 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Announces Two-Hour Delay Wednesday

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials have announced a two-hour delay Wednedsay, Jan. 8  because of weather conditions affecting roads. According to the MCPS website, bus service will be provided on a two-hour-delayed schedule. All field trips are canceled Morning prekindergarten, morning half-day Head Start, other morning half-day programs are canceled. Other activities and programs […]

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January 7, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Superintendent Addresses Hate and Bias in Schools

Hate and bias in schools were among the key topics discussed during Superintendent of MCPS Jack Smith’s monthly presser on Tuesday. Smith’s comments come amid acts of racism and anti-Semitism in a handful of schools in the county. Officials with MCPS say the goal is to ensure all schools are a welcoming place for all […]

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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.

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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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