May 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

High School Students Will Choose One Letter Up or ‘Pass’ Semester Grade

High school students will have the option to choose between a “pass” or a letter grade for their final semester grade, the Montgomery County Board of Education voted 7-1 on Tuesday.  In the third quarter, students received letter grades. In the current fourth quarter, students will receive a grade of either “pass” or “incomplete.” Under […]

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May 4, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘More and More Likely’ Schools Will Be Closed for School Year, MCPS Superintendent Says

“Maryland has not closed all of its schools for the rest of the school year, but that seems more and more likely,” Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith said at a virtual county council meeting Monday.  On April 17, State Superintendent Karen Salmon announced that Maryland public schools will remain closed through […]

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April 19, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Fourth Quarter will be Pass/Fail For MCPS Students

Montgomery County Public School students won’t be receiving traditional letter grades for the fourth and final marking period of this school year. Instead, students will receive pass/incomplete or credit/no credit, it was announced Sunday in information posted on the district’s webpage. Reports cards for the current marking period will include the normal letter system and […]

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April 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS to Share Information About Grading Next Week

Families will receive information about grading for the third and fourth quarter next week, said Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith in a message to the MCPS community Thursday.   Smith said MCPS is working with other school systems and the state Department of Education to figure out how grading will work for […]

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August 27, 2016 | Staff Writer

One on One with the Student Member of the Board of Education (VIDEO)

A senior at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Eric Guerci is serving his second term as the student member of the Board of Education. And this school year, he has new voting privileges. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports.

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September 9, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 9, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Sept. 9, in Montgomery County. 1. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials are phasing out some final exams in high school courses, and they want your input about potential changes to the grading policy and options. 2. Rockville’s Nov. 3rd election ballot is now complete. Find out […]

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