Maryland State Department of Education

September 9, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Will Administer Assessment Tests

The Maryland State Department of Education is requiring all local school districts to administer a fall diagnostic assessment in math and literacy to all students. The goal is to enable educators to see what students learned during the last school year during virtual teaching and to account for learning losses. It also is designed to […]

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August 25, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Superintendente Estatal: ‘Al Menos 3.5 Horas Diarias de Instrucción en Vivo’

La superintendente del estado de Maryland, la Dra. Karen Salmon, quiere que las escuelas ofrezcan un promedio de 3.5 horas de instrucción virtual en vivo por día, durante el otoño. Todos los sistemas escolares debían presentar sus planes para el semestre de otoño al Departamento de Educación del Estado de Maryland (MSDE) antes del 14 […]

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August 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

State Superintendent Recommends at Least 3.5 Hours Daily Live Instruction

Maryland State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon wants schools to offer an average of 3.5 hours of live virtual instruction per day this fall.  All school systems were required to submit their fall semester plans to the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) by Aug. 14. At an MSDE meeting Monday, Salmon said that while the […]

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September 5, 2019 | Staff Writer

MCPS to Add Gender ‘X’ Option on Official Student Records

Montgomery County Public Schools will accommodate several requests received from some students and their parents seeking to designate gender in their official student records as non-binary or unspecified according to officials.  The Maryland State Department of Education does not have any objections with the approach MCPS plans to use moving forward.  Gender identification will be […]

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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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August 8, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

MCPS Discutirá Junto a Oficiales de Gaithersburg sobre Nueva Escuela Elemental

Personal de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) asistirá a la reunión del Alcalde y el Concejo de la Ciudad de Gaithersburg, el lunes 12 de agosto, para compartir los comentarios de la comunidad, que han recibido, sobre la posibilidad de construir una nueva escuela primaria en Kelley Park. En agosto de 2017, […]

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August 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Staff to Meet Gaithersburg City Officials About New Elementary School

Montgomery County Public Schools staff will attend the Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council meeting Monday, Aug. 12 to share community feedback they’ve received about the possibility of building a new elementary school on Kelley Park. In August 2017, MCPS conducted a site study and recommended that a new elementary school be constructed in Gaithersburg because […]

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July 3, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS to Receive Grant Funding for Heroin and Opioid Prevention

Montgomery County Public Schools will be getting grant funding for heroin and opioid prevention. The Heroin and Opioid Prevention grant totals up to more than $540,000 and will provide students, their families, and the community with information and resources on substance abuse through training, and workshops. There will also be a public awareness campaign, and […]

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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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