April 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Chief Continues Conversation on Immigration with MCAEL

The Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy will host a special meeting for a conversation on immigration with Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger. In a description on MCAEL’s website, organizers said they are having this event amid concerns expressed from learners after travel bans were issued by the federal government. The goal of the […]

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April 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

The latest episode of County Report This Week (CRTW) begins with an interview with Maryland Delegate Al Carr about the 2017 Maryland legislative session. Carr talks about state funding for Montgomery County, changes coming to WSSC rate structure, increases to school bus camera fines and changes to healthcare legislation. Other CRTW reports include additional security measures […]

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April 7, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Social and Scientific Systems Are MCAEL’s Adult Spelling Bee Champions (VIDEO)

For the second year in a row, Social and Scientific Systems won the adult spelling bee sponsored by the Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy on Wednesday evening. MCAEL promotes access to English language services across Montgomery County. The adult spelling bee is not only an annual fundraiser for the organization, but a way to […]

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April 6, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, April 6, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, April 6, in Montgomery County: 1. Wednesday’s beautiful weather will be just a memory today as nasty weather moves in. 2. The Montgomery County Planning Board gets a briefing on the status of delineating cemeteries. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. 3. Democrats and public education advocates will […]

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April 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, April 5, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, April 5, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Council holds public hearings on fiscal 2018 budgets at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Third Floor Hearing Room. 2. The fourth annual Montgomery County Energy Summit starts at 8 a.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building. This […]

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March 30, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Spelling Bee Puts Competitors in non-English Speakers’ Shoes

It’s an annual fundraiser where native English speakers put themselves in the shoes of those who are not.  The Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy is hosing their fourth annual Grown-up Spelling Bee on April 5. “Learning and mastering English is a life-long process,” Monica Buitrago, community outreach coordinator for Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy […]

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February 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Watch Montgomery Week In Review (VIDEO)

Don Mooers hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. His guests include Fred Evans, Kathy Stevens, Alysoun McLaughlin, and Scot Marken. Mooers and the panel discuss the new Secretary of Education with Fred Evans, literacy programs coordinated by MCAEL with Kathy Stevens, the work of the Board of Elections with Alysoun McLaughlin, and the Jewish Foundation for […]

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April 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

MCAEL’s Third Annual Adult Spelling Bee Sure to Create Buzz

Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy (MCAEL) will hold their third annual spelling bee today. The “Grown-Up Spelling Bee for Adult Literacy,” event is set to take place at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center in Silver Spring. The event is designed to raise money for and awareness about English literacy in Montgomery County. “This […]

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July 19, 2014 | Staff Writer

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Cathy Stevens Guest on Montgomery Al Dia (Video)

Cathy Stevens, executive director of MCAEL, was a recent guest on the county’s Spanish language radio show. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. Visit the County’s YouTube Channel here to view the entire episode.

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April 10, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

1st Annual Spelling Bee Creates Buzz Around English Literacy (Video)

Organizers at the Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy hit the dictionary to prepare for their first annual Grown-Up Spelling Bee for Adult Literacy. MyMCMedia’s Valerie Bonk has the story of how the event held  at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center in Silver Spring, brought the community together to focus on literacy issues in the County. […]

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