Education

February 11, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Announces Two Hour Delay Monday

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials have announced a two-hour delay Monday, Feb. 11  because of weather conditions. 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 that begin at […]

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January 29, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Update: Schools are Closed Wednesday

UPDATE:  Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials have announced schools are closed Wednesday, Jan. 30 due to current travel conditions in some portions of the county and anticipated emergency weather conditions this afternoon. All school and community activities in school buildings are also canceled. Childcare programs in school buildings may open after 10:30 a.m.   MCPS […]

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January 17, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

School Superintendent Highlights New Initiatives

Big things are in store for Montgomery County Public Schools. Montgomery County School Superintendent Jack Smith held his monthly media conference on Thursday morning where he highlighted initiatives and programs for the district’s 163,000 students. Smith says some of his main initiatives include addressing chronic absenteeism, and the 2020 fiscal year budget, as well as expansive learning. Montgomery […]

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January 14, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Announces Two Hour Delay for Tuesday

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials have announced a two-hour delay Tuesday, Jan. 15  because of weather conditions. An announcement will be made by 7 a.m. if the school system decides to close. According to the MCPS website, bus service will be provided on a two-hour-delayed schedule. Morning prekindergarten, morning half-day Head Start, other morning […]

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December 20, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talk Podcast #3: Marc Korman

In this edition of Montgomery Talk, Del. Marc Korman talks about the upcoming General Assembly, including the state budget, education funding and transportation topics. Korman is the chairman of the Montgomery County House Delegation. Senior News Editor Doug Tallman hosts.

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December 20, 2018 | Laura Rowles

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Awards Over $4,500 in Montgomery College Scholarships

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) is proud of its Montgomery College Scholarship Program. Our local economy relies on an educated workforce. The Chamber Scholarship provides financial assistance to Montgomery College students pursuing higher education. Each year, with the help of its donors, the Chamber awards students Montgomery College Scholarships at its Annual Celebration Dinner […]

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December 11, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Middle School Rankings Based on Maryland Report Card Scores

Last week, every school in Montgomery County received a Maryland School Report Card, which serves as an education “accountability system” for Maryland’s public schools. The report cards measure test results, curriculum access, absenteeism rates, school climate, college and career readiness, and student growth. Schools receive three scores: Star Rating (based on point percentage). Percentile Rank (school’s performance compared […]

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December 3, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Board of Education

Watch Live As New Board of Education Members Are Sworn In

Montgomery County’s Board of Education is live broadcasting the swearing in of its new members today at 1 p.m. You can watch the ceremony by clicking this link. Here are the newest members of the Board of Education: Karla Silvestre (At Large) Judy Docca (District 1) Patricia O’Neill (District 3) Brenda Wolff (District 5) New […]

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September 16, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Council Committees Meet Monday

Several Montgomery County Council committees are meeting Monday. On the agenda, National Philharmonic update, County procurement laws, interagency pesticide use, and the bicycle master plan. Below is the committee schedule: The Montgomery County Council’s Health and Human Services committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. to receive an update from the National Philharmonic. Also at 9:30 a.m., […]

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August 27, 2018 | Staff Writer

Back to School: Short List of Important Dates for MCPS 2018-2019 Calendar

The first day of school in Montgomery County is September 4, just over a week from now. The calendar includes important dates – winter and spring vacations, religious holidays, federal holidays, early dismissals and parent-teacher conferences. The Montgomery County Public Schools calendar may be found, here. Here is the full list of dates to know […]

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