Maryland State Department of Education

May 28, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

MCPS Schools Recognized for Sustainable Practices, Environmental Curriculum

Maryland Green Schools Awards were recently presented to Redland, Roberto Clemente and Rosa Parks middle schools. This award signifies a commitment to education practices that work to increase environmental awareness for students in prekindergarten through 12th grade. Schools earn this award by integrating sustainable practices and environmental education curriculum, as well as professional development and […]

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April 22, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

MCPS Graduation Rate Decreases For the Third Year In A Row

The four-year graduation rate for Montgomery County Public School students has decreased for the third year in a row. Last month, the Maryland State Department of Education released data that shows a 1.2 percent decrease in the graduation rate for The Class of 2018 compared to previous years. Even though the graduation rate for students decreased […]

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December 5, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland’s New School Report Card System Explained

Over 75 percent of Montgomery County’s public schools earned four stars or higher on their Maryland School Report Cards. Indeed, the Maryland State Department of Education developed these report cards in response to the Every Student Succeeds Act. Thus,this law ensures quality public education to all students. As such, the Maryland Report Card reflects “the […]

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April 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Davis Branch Library Reopens in Bethesda

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett was joined by Councilmember George Levanthal and Director of Libraries, Parker Hamiltion, for a ribbon cutting ceremony to announce the reopening of Montgomery County Public Libraries’ Davis Branch in Bethesda, according to a news release. The Davis Branch closed in 2016 to be refreshed under the County’s Library Refurbishment Level-of-Effort initiative […]

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March 18, 2016 | Staff Writer

Sligo Middle School Nominated for National Green Ribbon School Award

Sligo Middle School has been nominated by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) for the National Green Ribbon Schools Award. The Silver Spring school was one of two schools nominated by MSDE. The Green Ribbon Schools Award program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and recognizes schools that save energy, reduce costs, […]

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September 27, 2015 | Staff Writer

Education Officials Visit Pre-K Program in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Education, the Maryland Department of Education and Montgomery County Public Schools visited the Pre-K Expansion Program at JoAnn Leleck Elementary School in Silver Spring. The program, currently serving 100 students in five schools, provides an enhanced educational program for children of income eligible families. Visit our PEG partner MCPS […]

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September 19, 2015 | Staff Writer

Maryland Finds MoCo Non-Compliant for School Funding, County Appeals (VIDEO)

The Maryland State Maintenance of Effort law requires local jurisdictions provide the same level of local funding per pupil year to year. Montgomery County was notified by the state that it was non-compliant with the Fiscal Year 2016 Maintenance of Effort Requirement. The county has appealed that ruling. Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner […]

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June 8, 2015 | Staff Writer

Westland Middle School Parent Wins State Education Award (VIDEO)

Andrew Niebler, a parent volunteer at Westland Middle School in Bethesda, was named statewide winner of the eighth annual Maryland Parent Involvement Matters Award, given by the Maryland State Department of Education. Niebler developed the Westland Cares program, designed to help students and families in need gain stability by providing goods and services to them. […]

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February 25, 2014 | Staff Writer

photo Governor Martin O'Malley

State Asking to Delay Teacher Principal Evaluations

Maryland is moving forward with new education initiatives to further strengthen teaching and learning statewide in the nation’s top school system – implementing higher standards, better assessments and new teacher and principal evaluation systems. To ensure these important new education initiatives are successful, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) presented a plan to the […]

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