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November 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Announces Meetings for Districtwide Boundary Analysis

During his monthly press conference, Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith announced upcoming meetings for families to weigh in on the MCPS’s Districtwide Boundary Analysis study. The first hearing takes place Monday evening in the Board of Education’s hearing room, located at 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. There are more meetings about the boundary […]

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October 7, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

MCPS Publica Hallazgos Tras Agresión Sexual en La Escuela Damascus el Año Pasado

El Superintendente de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS), Dr. Jack Smith, en conferencia de prensa el lunes, presentó una actualización del informe sobre la supervisión luego del horario escolar en las escuelas secundarias, esto tras el incidente en Damascus High School el año pasado. La agresión sexual de octubre de 2018, que […]

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September 25, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Makes It Easier to Be A Substitute Teacher

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announced that substitute teacher applicants need only 60 college credits, or an associate’s degree, to qualify for the position. Previously, applicants needed a bachelor’s degree. With more substitute vacancies and student enrollment, it needs more substitute teachers, MCPS said. The changes are supposed to generate more substitutes in MCPS as […]

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September 17, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Navarro Presenta Programa de Equidad Racial para el Condado

La actual Presidenta del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery, Nancy Navarro, presentó el proyecto de ley 27-19 en una conferencia de prensa el martes, que crearía un programa de equidad racial y justicia social para el gobierno del condado de Montgomery. Navarro ha encabezado el esfuerzo para crear una política sobre la equidad racial en […]

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September 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Navarro to Introduce County-Wide Racial Equity Program

Nancy Navarro is introducing Bill 27-19 at a press conference Tuesday, which would create a racial equity and social justice program for Montgomery County government. Navarro has been spearheading the effort to create a policy about racial equity in the county since April 2018. Meanwhile, since March 2019, Navarro, County Executive Marc Elrich, and other […]

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September 9, 2019 | Ashley Peccerelli

Changes Planned for MCPS Cell Phone Use Policy

The impact of cell phones has pushed Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith to consider changing the policies and regulations regarding the use of personal mobile devices by the end of the year.   The prevalence and inconvenient usage of mobile devices in schools has prompted administrators to enforce stronger policies to manage the use of cell phones during the school day. Smith stated that teachers, principals, and school staff have struggled to keep their students engaged.   The current regulations require all […]

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August 12, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Mayoría de la Junta Escolar Apoya al Superintendente para Renovar su Contrato

La Junta Escolar del Condado de Montgomery, en su gran mayoría, expresó su apoyo para renovar el contrato del Superintendente Jack R. Smith, y aseguran que les gustaría que dirigiera el sistema escolar más grande de Maryland por otros cuatro años, reportó el diario The Washington Post. Desde julio de 2016, Smith, de 61 años, […]

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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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