May 15, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithesburg Book Festival Set for May 20 at City Hall (VIDEO)

The 8th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival returns to the grounds of City Hall on May 20th. Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman is the founder of this literary festival and he tells MyMCMedia that this year’s lineup includes about 130 authors, and that’s a record. He is also hoping to see a record crowd in Olde Towne […]

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March 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

Read Across America Day at Lakewood Elementary (VIDEO)

Lakewood Elementary School students recently celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday on Read Across America Day with student athletes from Wootton High School and the University of Maryland. This annual event is all about promoting literacy. MCPS-TV has the story, below:

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May 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Mayor Jud Ashman on What Makes City’s Book Festival So Special (VIDEO)

It rained almost all day but the Gaithersburg Book Festival was no washout. Organizers say approximately 12,000 people attended the 7th annual event at the grounds of City Hall. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Gaithersburg Mayor and Book Festival founder Jud Ashman talks about what makes this annual literary event so special. He also […]

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November 6, 2015 | MCPS

PARCC Results Set New Baseline for Student Performance on Rigorous Exams

The first results from new state assessments show that Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students are performing better than their peers across the state, but demonstrate the urgent need to remain focused on closing persistent achievement gaps and improving student performance in literacy and mathematics. “These results provide a new starting point for how we […]

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July 12, 2015 | Sonya Burke

MCPS Staff Attend Leadership and Literacy Conference (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools staff attended a two-day conference on leadership and literacy earlier this summer. MCPS-TV has the story. Visit our PEG partner MCPS-TV to view more of its local programming.

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December 4, 2014 | Sonya Burke

David Baldacci Entertains Fans at Gaithersburg Library (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Bestselling author David Baldacci visited the Gaithersburg Library on Dec. 2 to promote his latest book, The Escape, which happens to the number one book in the country this week. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. A master of thrills, Baldacci said he was thrilled to top author Stephen King, who dropped to the number two spot […]

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December 2, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Author David Baldacci Set to Visit Gaithersburg on Dec. 2 (VIDEO)

Author David Baldacci is scheduled to visit the Gaithersburg Library on Dec. 2nd to discuss his latest novel, The Escape. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. For more information about this upcoming event, visit the Gaithersburg Book Festival website.

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November 9, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Baldacci on the Importance of Literacy (VIDEO)

“I was a library rat,” said David Baldacci, the bestselling author of over two dozen books. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Baldacci stresses the importance of being able to read in our society, today. Baldacci has created a foundation to help combat illiteracy across our country. You can meet Baldacci on Dec. 2nd, and learn […]

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July 12, 2013 | Tamika Smith

Multicultural Adults Struggle with English Literacy (Video)

Montgomery County is known as one of the most literate places in the nation, but there is a part of the community that struggles with being unable to read, write and speak in English. About 130 thousand adults are limited in communicating in English and working to decrease this number is a concern the Literacy […]

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May 24, 2013 | Sonya Burke

Walter Dean Myers On Literacy (Video)

Walter Dean Myers, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, talks about the impact of unemployment on literacy at the Gaithersburg Book Festival on May 18. Take a look.

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