January 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: MCPS Announces Schools Closing Friday

UPDATE 4 p.m. Montgomery County Public Schools officials announce schools are closed Friday, January 22, through Sunday, January 24, due to the winter storm. Original: Officials at Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are discussing the winter storm that is headed our way on Friday and Saturday but so far no decision has been made about if […]

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September 30, 2015 | Aline Barros

Navarro Talks Dual Language Immersion Initiative (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Councilmember shares in this MyMCMedia Extra that she is in “conversations” with Montgomery County Public Schools officials about the creation of a dual language immersion program. “What if we had dual language programs where you can have that low-income Latino student learning English and perfecting their Spanish alongside their peers- who are learning […]

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September 22, 2015 | Aline Barros

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Board of Education Shared Budgetary Interests for FY17

Montgomery County Board of Education met on Monday to discuss ten budgetary interests for Fiscal Year 2017. Among them: ensuring no child “falls through the cracks,” support challenging opportunities to all students, recruit staff who is culturally proficient, provide support to students before kindergarten, among others. These items are a way to guide the Montgomery […]

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July 14, 2015 | Staff Writer

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MCPS Eliminates Middle School Final Exams

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will make changes to its assessment program beginning this school year in order to increase instructional time and relieve the testing burden on the district’s students. The Montgomery County Board of Education on Tuesday endorsed a district plan to eliminate all MCPS-developed final exams in middle school courses this coming […]

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October 9, 2014 | Staff Writer

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Board of Education asks State to Delay Graduation Requirement for New Tests

Seniors in Montgomery  County Schools may not have to pass new state high school exams to graduate, if the school system here gets a two-year delay in using the new testing system as a graduation requirement. The Montgomery County Board of Education sent a letter to the Maryland State Superintendent of Schools and the President of […]

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