Joshua Starr resignation

October 8, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Board of Education Resumes Search for MCPS Superintendent

A national search for the next superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is underway again. The recruiting firm Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA) is leading the search. According to a blog post on the MCPS website, the search will be guided by the tenets of the school district’s strategic planning framework and desired […]

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May 27, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Dr. Starr Has a New Job as CEO of PDK

Dr. Joshua Starr, the former superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools, has landed a new job. Starr, 45, has been named the chief executive officer (CEO) for PDK International as of June 8th. He replaces William Bushaw who served as PDK’s CEO for 11 years. “I’m thrilled to be joining PDK International at this critical […]

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April 28, 2015 | MoCo Student

The Search for the New Superintendent

School start times, student workload, cell phone policies, and standardized testing are just a few of the discussions that Montgomery County Public Schools’ superintendent leads. This past February, Joshua Starr stepped down as MCPS superintendent.  His four years as superintendent were highlighted by efforts to reduce amounts of standardized testing across the nation. To this […]

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February 11, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Council President Leventhal on Superintendent Search (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal says he believes the superintendent search will attract some impressive candidates.

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February 5, 2015 | Krista Brick

MCPS Students React to Starr’s Resignation (VIDEO)

Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr has just days left in his role heading up one of the state’s largest school districts but some students say they are confused about why his contract was not renewed. MyMCMedia spoke with two student leaders at Richard Montgomery High School Thursday about the decision. “I think a lot of people […]

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February 5, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Councilmember Nancy Floreen on Starr’s Resignation (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Councilmember Nancy Floreen said she does not know the back story behind Dr. Joshua Starr’s decision to resign. Take a look: Related:

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February 4, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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MCPS Superintendent Starr to Resign Feb. 16 (VIDEO)

At a news conference this week, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Joshua Starr announced that he is resigning from his post later this month. You can find more information about the terms of Dr. Starr’s resignation on the Montgomery County Public Schools website. There is also a message to friends and colleagues on the […]

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February 1, 2015 | Sonya Burke

BOE Issues Statement on Superintendent’s Contract

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Board of Education President Patricia O’Neill released the following statement on Feb. 1 regarding discussions about Superintendent Joshua Starr’s contract: “The Montgomery County Board of Education and Dr. Joshua P. Starr continue to discuss his future as superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools. Those conversations will continue tomorrow and we […]

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January 31, 2015 | Krista Brick

Starr Touts Accomplishments But Stays Mum on Future Plans

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr has just days to let the county’s school board know if he wants his contract as head of the school system renewed. Although not a letter of intent, Starr submitted to the school board last week a letter touting the school system’s accomplishments under his tenure. You […]

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January 30, 2015 | Krista Brick

County School Board Releases Statement on Starr’s Future

The Montgomery County School Board released a statement Friday afternoon about the ongoing discussion surrounding the renewal of Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr’s contract. The statement from MCPS Board President Patricia O’Neill reads: “A superintendent’s appointment and contract are among the most important responsibilities that the Board of Education has and every member takes these responsibilities […]

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