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May 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS: Damascus Athletic Director, JV Coaching Staff Are Out

Montgomery County Public School Superintendent Jack Smith held a press conference Tuesday, where Smith answered questions about the letter mailed to the Damascus community detailing an update into MCPS’s internal investigation into the alleged locker room rapes. (Video courtesy of Facebook/Fox 5 DC) Athletic Director, JV Football Coach Out at Damascus MCPS is making major […]

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April 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Hires External Firm to Investigate Damascus Sexual Assault Case

Montgomery County Public Schools published a letter that Superintendent Jack Smith emailed to the Damascus high school community on Sunday. The letter is about how MCPS is cooperating with law enforcement’s investigation into alleged rapes and violent assaults at Damascus, and they’ve also hired an external firm to internally investigate the school and football team […]

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April 8, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks MCPS 2020

As the county budget debate roars on, Superintendent Jack Smith, Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations’ Laura Stewart, and Montgomery County Education Association’s Jennifer Martin air their concerns – on Montgomery Talks MCPS 2020, with Doug Tallman. Hear all of their interviews here. Montgomery County Education Association’s Jennifer Martin Montgomery County Public Schools’ Superintendent Jack […]

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March 8, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Superintendent Smith Releases Statement on Planned March 14 Student Protest

Montgomery County Pubic Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith released a statement Thursday about a student protest planned for next Thursday, March 14. According to tweets from a Twitter Page called “MoCo Students for Change,” students from MCPS are planning to join other school districts from the D.C. area to march to Washington D.C. to  protest the […]

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March 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 6 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, March 6. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Education Budget Meeting: There’s an Education Budget Meeting at Rockville High School tonight at 6:30 p.m. Community members are invited to learn about the FY 2020 Budget. Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice attend this meeting with MCPS Superintendent Jack R. Smith […]

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February 28, 2019 | Jasmine Boyd

High School Students’ Suicide Prevention PSA’s Will Air in Local Movie Theaters

Beginning in early March, local theaters will air BTheOne contest winners public service announcements videos highlighting suicide prevention efforts. The winning PSA’s will air at Regal and AMC theaters in Montgomery County throughout the month of April as well. The two winning PSA’s were submitted by Northwood High School students Sophia Geiger, Rowan Arnold and […]

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February 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Feb. 27 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 27. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Education Budget Meeting: There will be an education budget meeting tonight at E. Brooke Lee Middle School in Silver Spring from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The meeting is hosted by Montgomery County Council Education Committee Chair Craig Rice, Montgomery County Public Schools […]

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February 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Superintendent Says Schools Are Not ‘Desensitized’ to Hate

Jack Smith, the superintendent for Montgomery County Public Schools, addressed the recent acts of hate that have occurred in the high schools. Since December, there have been four known instances of hate at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, and Winston Churchill High School in Potomac. Richard Montgomery’s principal confirmed that in January, the school […]

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February 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Students Now Required to Attend School June 5

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith said at a press conference Tuesday that, as of now, the last day of school is still June 14. Last Wednesday, schools were closed because of inclement weather for the fourth time during the academic calendar. Because MCPS has already used its three free snow days, the […]

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February 11, 2019 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County to Hold Education Budget Hearings

Five Community Meetings About the Education Budget UPDATE: The February 20 snowstorm caused the cancellation of the meeting at Neelsville Middle School so it will now take place on April 4. Montgomery County Council Education Committee Chair Craig Rice, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith, and Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard are hosting five Education Budget […]

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