July 28, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

BOE Rejects Charter School Proposals

Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education unanimously voted against allowing either of two  proposed charter schools to open next year. At this time, the county continues without any charter schools. Because the the Washington-McLaughlin Charter School for Boys Inc. and The Washington-McLaughlin Charter School for Girls Inc., did not demonstrate a clear understanding of the […]

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July 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Grant Applications Close Friday for Nonprofits Focused on Minority Entrepreneurship, STEM Education

Friday is the deadline for Montgomery County nonprofits to apply for a grant from the County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC). The grant program is open to nonprofits with a mission or program related to: Minority and women entrepreneurship Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education Research and innovation development Small-scale manufacturing Organizations must apply by […]

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July 7, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich to Discuss Preliminary Police Audit Report at Virtual Community Meeting Wednesday

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will discuss a recently-released preliminary audit report of the county police department (MCPD) during a virtual community forum at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Elrich will discuss recommendations from the report, released June 30, as well as other reimagining public safety implementation updates. He commissioned the independent audit as part of the […]

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July 2, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Students Speaking Up! Enables Teens to Share Anxieties, Concerns

Two Montgomery County Public School students wanted to let other students know that they were not alone in dealing with the isolation and anxieties that arose during the pandemic. Rather than listen to experts on the topic, they decided to let students use their own voices to speak up and asked them to be as […]

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June 30, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS: Summer School Staffing Almost Complete

Montgomery County Public Schools has almost filled all teaching positions for summer school, the administration announced during their Board of Education meeting on Tuesday. Currently, about 52,500 students will be attending summer school, which is the most the school district has ever had, said Assistant Superintendent Niki Hazel. Some of the students have opted to […]

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June 24, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Two Charter Schools Apply to Open in Montgomery County

Two charter schools have applied to open in Montgomery County. Their applications will be reviewed by the Montgomery County Public School’s Board of Education at its June 29 meeting. The Mentoring Business Learning Institute is hoping to open its first school, which will focus on business education for students in middle through high school, although […]

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June 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Has Received About 500 Virtual Academy Applications

As of Thursday, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has received about 500 applications for its 2021-2022 virtual academy, MCPS Director of Technology Integration and Support Dr. Kara Trenkamp shared during a school board meeting. The virtual learning academy for the 2021-2022 school year, called “Montgomery Virtual,” is a five-days-a-week program that will mirror the brick-and-mortar […]

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June 10, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Lluvias Previstas Retrasan un día las Graduaciones del Viernes

Cinco de las ceremonias de graduación de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery que originalmente estaban programadas para el viernes ahora se llevarán a cabo a las 10 a.m. el sábado 12 de junio debido al pronóstico del tiempo. Los estudiantes del último año de las escuelas secundarias James Hubert Blake, Richard Montgomery, Sherwood, […]

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June 10, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Expected Rains Push Friday’s Graduations Back One Day

Commencement ceremonies at five Montgomery County Public School graduations that originally were scheduled for Friday now will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 12 due to the forecast of inclement weather. Graduating seniors at James Hubert Blake, Richard Montgomery, Sherwood, Watkins Mill Hill and Walt Whitman high schools will have to wait one extra […]

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June 10, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Joining Area Colleges to Give Students Research Experience in Science

Montgomery County is expected to sign a memorandum of understanding Friday with Maryland colleges to create the Montgomery/Maryland Life Sciences Education and Innovation Partnership. The goal of the partnership is to connect industry and area colleges to grant Maryland students opportunities to do cutting-edge research and gain work experience. The signing will be held June […]

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