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May 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Public Schools to Stay Closed Remainder of Academic Year

Maryland Public Schools will remain closed for the remainder of the academic 2019-2020 school year. Online learning will continue and students will not return to campuses because of the coronavirus. The announcement was made Wednesday at a news conference with Gov. Larry Hogan and State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon. Salmon said, “After extensive discussions with […]

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March 25, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Escuelas Públicas de Maryland Cierran hasta el 24 de Abril

Todas las escuelas públicas de Maryland están cerradas por cuatro semanas adicionales, hasta el 24 de abril. La superintendente estatal Karen Salmon anunció la decisión en una conferencia de prensa, el miércoles. El 12 de marzo, el gobernador Larry Hogan anunció que las escuelas permanecerían cerradas hasta el 27 de marzo para frenar la propagación […]

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March 25, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne and Maryam Shahzad

All Maryland Public Schools Closed Until April 24

All Maryland public schools are closed for an additional four weeks until April 24. State Superintendent Karen Salmon announced the decision at a press conference Wednesday. On March 12, Gov. Larry Hogan announced that schools would be closed through March 27 to slow the spread of COVID-19. “I know how incredible difficult this last couple […]

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September 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hallie Wells Educator Named Finalist for Maryland Teacher of the Year

Madeline Hanington, a staff development teacher at Hallie Wells Middle School in Clarksburg, is a finalist for the 2019-2020 Maryland Teacher of the Year Award. Hanington, named the 2019-2020 Montgomery County Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year in April at the annual Champions for Children celebration, is continuing to earn recognition as an educator, as […]

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May 2, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Officials Call National High School Rankings List ‘Inaccurate’

MCPS Says U.S. News & World Report Has ‘Discrepancy’ in School Data Montgomery County Public Schools emailed families Wednesday evening about U.S. News and World Report‘s 2019 national high school rankings list. School officials are claiming that the data U.S. News & World Report used to compile the list is faulty. In the email, MCPS […]

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December 11, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Middle School Rankings Based on Maryland Report Card Scores

Last week, every school in Montgomery County received a Maryland School Report Card, which serves as an education “accountability system” for Maryland’s public schools. The report cards measure test results, curriculum access, absenteeism rates, school climate, college and career readiness, and student growth. Schools receive three scores: Star Rating (based on point percentage). Percentile Rank (school’s performance compared […]

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December 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Farmland and Ronald McNair Named State Blue Ribbon Elementary Schools

Two of the six elementary schools selected as 2016-2017 Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools are located in Montgomery County. The two Montgomery County schools are Farmland Elementary School in Rockville and Ronald McNair Elementary School in Germantown. Both schools have a diverse population. The four other schools recognized as Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools on Monday are Shipley’s […]

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June 10, 2015 | Krista Brick

Damascus Student Accrues More than 2,000 Volunteer Hours

Damascus High Junior Brianna Nelson likes to donate her time…lots of it-  2,227 hours to be exact and climbing. As of April, she has the most Student Service Learning hours of all current Montgomery County Public High School students. The number even surprised her. “I knew I had a lot and it wasn’t a specific […]

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