Education

March 25, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne and Maryam Shahzad

All Maryland Public Schools Closed Until April 24

All Maryland public schools are closed for an additional four weeks until April 24. State Superintendent Karen Salmon announced the decision at a press conference Wednesday. On March 12, Gov. Larry Hogan announced that schools would be closed through March 27 to slow the spread of COVID-19. “I know how incredible difficult this last couple […]

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March 5, 2020 | Sheila Ogilvie

BLOG: Continentals Sponsoring Storytime in English and Spanish at Wheaton Mall on March 7

Bring the Kids to Read Across America Day for Storytime in English and Spanish Join the Montgomery County Chapter of the Continentals for Read Across America Day Storytime on March 7 from 1-3 p.m. at Westfield Wheaton Mall (Kids Area) 11160 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton, MD 20902. The afternoon of activities will include Storytime, Zumba, […]

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March 2, 2020 | Laura Rowles

BLOG: My Perspective as a GGCC Intern

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) is delighted to introduce you to its 2019-2020 academic school year intern Megan Causey. The Chamber is so honored to be able to participate in the Montgomery County Public Schools Internship program. It is a wonderful opportunity for the students to get hands-on experience and learn about the “real world”. If you have […]

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February 25, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Black History Month: MCPS Board of Education Voting Majority Makes History

For the first time, five of the eight MCPS Board of Education members are African American. MyMCMedia’s Jordan Lindsay has more details on what motivated each of them to serve as a voice for all students. With more than 165 thousand students across 208 schools, the entire board is passionate about the work they do […]

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February 18, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Kirwan Commission Chairman: ‘We’ve Got to Make Education More of a Priority’

The Kirwan Commission report was the focus of this month’s edition of Small Business Network at MCM’s Studios in Rockville on Tuesday. Chairman of the Commission Dr. William Kirwan, Montgomery College president Dr. DeRionne Pollard, and County Councilmember Craig Rice discussed the importance of the report and its goal to prepare students for college or […]

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February 11, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Board of Education Adopts Fiscal Year 2021 Budget

MCPS Board of Education adopted the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget on Monday. President Shebra Evans says the Board voted unanimously to adopt a $2.805 billion budget for (FY) 2021 which is a $124.1 million or 4.6% increase from the (FY) ’20 budget. Evans added that the significant increase is focused around student population growth, and […]

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February 6, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Continues Efforts to Combat Hate, Bias, and Discrimination in Schools

Superintendent Jack Smith held his monthly media briefing on Thursday. Topics of discussion included efforts to combat hate and bias in schools, vaping awareness, and pedestrian safety. Deputy Superintendent Monifa McKnight also shared details on what plans MCPS continues to have in place to make sure there is inclusion and acceptance for all students.

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January 27, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Council President Katz Holds First Press Conference

Sidney Katz held his first press conference as Council President on Monday. Topics of discussion included economic development, pedestrian safety, affordable senior housing and education. Here are a few highlights: The entire press conference may be watched, here. Katz says he plans to hold his press conferences twice a month.

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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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