April 20, 2021 | Rachel Clair

MCPS Announces Virtual Academy Option for Students for 2021-22 School Year

Montgomery County Public Schools will offer a virtual academy for the 2021-2022 school year, officials announced April 15. The academy will be yearlong and open to pre-kindergarten to 12th grade students. MCPS said that the virtual academy option is only intended for those students with life circumstances and COVID-19 health concerns. The academy is not designed […]

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March 30, 2021 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

529 versus ROTH

Blog: Pros and Cons of a 529 College Savings Plan

  Would you like to start saving for your child’s college? In this article, we will discuss the pros and cons of saving through a 529 college savings plan. If you live in DC, Maryland, or Virginia, we will also cover the ins and outs of the 529 Maryland, 529 DC and 529 VA plans.  […]

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March 29, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Students Open Dialogue on Making Civic Education More Relatable, Equitable Nationwide

A new social media survey led by local teens aims to make civic education more relatable and equitable for youth nationwide. The #CivicsForUS social media campaign is spearheaded by the Youth As Civic Experts Network. It is designed to start a conversation among young people about how civic education experiences can be more relevant to […]

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March 18, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Gaithersburg, Blair Seniors Earn Big College Scholarships

Sara Youssef, a senior at Gaithersburg High School, received the Dorsey Scholarship to McDaniel College, which comes with a $200,000 scholarship. Timothy Qian, a senior at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, placed fifth in the prestigious Regeneron Science Talent Search, earning a $90,000 scholarship. Youssef, of Clarksburg, was one of five members of […]

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March 9, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Seeks Public Input on 2021-2022 School Calendar

Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) reviewed two proposed calendars for the 2021-22 school year Tuesday morning — but took no action. Between now and its March 23 vote, MCPS plans to reach out to the public for feedback on the choices. One starts before Labor Day and the other that begins after the holiday. In […]

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February 26, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Graduation Rate For 2020 Class Increased Despite Shift to Virtual Learning

Almost 90% of Montgomery County Public Schools’ Class of 2020 graduated after four years which was a 0.6% increase over the Class of 2019, which stood at 88.7%. The 2020 class’s graduation rate was 89.3%, according to recently released data from the Maryland State Department of Education. The state graduation rate average is 86.8%. The […]

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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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