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February 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Board of Education to Announce Selection of New MCPS Superintendent at Special Meeting

The Montgomery County Board of Education (BOE) has called a special meeting on Feb. 4th to take action on the conditional appointment of the new superintendent for Montgomery County Public Schools. According to a news release, the appointment, effective July 1, 2016 thru June 30, 2020 – will be contingent upon final written approval of […]

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December 28, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Top 10 Stories of 2015 (VIDEO)

As we prepare to welcome a New Year, we wanted to take a look back at ten of the top MyMCMedia stories of 2015:

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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 28, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, May 28, in Montgomery County

Here’s your daily rundown of the events and stories that people are talking about today, May 28th, in Montgomery County: 1. Graduates Galore: It’s high school graduation day for seniors at four schools today in Montgomery County. Congratulations to the class of 2015 at RICA and Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Paint Branch and Poolesville high schools. 2. […]

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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 10, 2015 | Sonya Burke

School Will Start Later in Montgomery County Next Year

Montgomery County Public Schools students will be able to sleep in a little more next year. After lots of discussion and lobbying by parents and students, the Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education voted to approve on Feb. 10 the superintendent’s recommendation to move school start times back 20 minutes for middle school and […]

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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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