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October 11, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery County Board of Education Seeking Waiver to Start School Before Labor Day

The Montgomery County Board of Education has approved a resolution to ask the state of Maryland for a waiver to start school next year before Labor Day. If the waiver is approved, the 2017-2018 school calendar will begin on Aug. 28 and conclude by June 15. Back in August, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued an […]

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May 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Dr. Karen Salmon Named Superintendent of Maryland Schools (PHOTO)

The Maryland State Board of Education has announced Dr. Karen Salmon as the next state superintendent of Maryland schools, effective July 1. According to a news release, Dr. Salmon will begin serving as Acting Superintendent on June 1, and take the helm as State Superintendent one month later. She will succeed Interim State Superintendent Jack […]

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March 23, 2015 | Krista Brick

Bus in snow photo

MCPS Snow Day Waiver On State Board of Ed Agenda

The Maryland State Board of Education is expected to make a decision Tuesday morning on how many days Montgomery County Public School students will spend in class in June. The state board is scheduled to meet Tuesday morning. The state superintendent is scheduled to give a report at 11:40 a.m. on school system calendar modifications during […]

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March 18, 2015 | Krista Brick

MCPS Makes Official Snow Waiver Request

Montgomery County Public Schools officially sent a letter Tuesday to the Maryland State Board of Education to request a waiver to go three days below the 180 days of instruction required by state law. The 2014-2015 calendar adopted by the Montgomery County Board of Education includes 184 days of instruction, with the last day of […]

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January 28, 2015 | Krista Brick

photo of Shady Grove Bus Depot

Opponents of Blair G. Ewing Center Demolition Plan Rally (VIDEO)

Opponents of the Montgomery County Public Schools’ plan to demolish the Blair G. Ewing Center off Avery Road and replace it with a bus depot for nearly 400 buses are planning a rally on Thursday in front of the County Council building. The rally, scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m., is set just before the […]

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