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January 17, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Parents Raise Concerns at MCPS Boundary Study Meeting

More than 250 people attended Montgomery County Public Schools’ boundary analysis meeting at Northwest High School in Germantown on Tuesday. The project, led by contractors from WXY Architecture, is currently in its initial phase, which consists of gathering public opinion. MCPS officials say the analysis is intended to examine the school system’s current boundaries and […]

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January 15, 2020 | Staff Writer

Officials Holding Two Community Forums on State of Education in Montgomery County

Montgomery County Council Education and Culture Committee Chair Craig Rice, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith, Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard, and The Universities at Shady Grove Executive Director Stewart Edelstein are hosting two community meetings to present the state of education in the county. The meetings are an opportunity to discuss academic […]

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January 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Jan. 14 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Jan. 14 and it is National Dress Up Your Pet Day. If you’re a cat owner and you’re choosing to celebrate, best of luck and keep some bandaids close by. Here are five things worth knowing in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets for the first time of the […]

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January 13, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Superintendent Addresses Boundary Analysis ‘Misinformation’

During his monthly press conference on Jan. 7, Superintendent Jack Smith responded to recent questions and concerns regarding the District Wide Boundary Analysis. He said the analysis will examine the utilization of the 208 school buildings throughout the county. That includes the geographic configuration of schools, racial and cultural socioeconomic diversity of schools, and overall […]

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January 13, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

¿Busca Empleo? Escuelas Públicas Abren sus Puertas

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) están organizando una jornada de “puertas abiertas” para profesionales interesados en enseñar sus oficios y profesiones a los estudiantes de MCPS. La jornada está programada para el martes 14 de enero de 4 p.m. a 7 p.m. en Gaithersburg High School, 101 Education Blvd. Durante la reunión, […]

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January 13, 2020 | Staff Writer

Schools to Hold Job Open House for Skilled Trades Professionals Tuesday

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is holding an open house for professionals interested in teaching their trades and professions to MCPS students.  The open house is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Gaithersburg High School, 101 Education Blvd. During the meeting, staff from the Office of Human Resources and Development […]

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January 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Postponed Boundary Analysis Meeting Rescheduled for Jan. 23

The MCPS districtwide boundary analysis meeting originally scheduled for Jan. 7 at Walter Johnson High School (WJHS), but postponed by snow, has a new date. The re-scheduled meeting will now take place on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 7-9 pm at WJHS. The boundary analysis is meant to assess MCPS’ geographic boundaries by evaluating student demographics, […]

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January 9, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Jan. 9 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Jan. 9. 1. Planning Board Meets: The Planning Board meets at 9:30 a.m. at their Silver Spring headquarters. The meeting agenda may be found, here. Watch the meeting live, here. 2. Live Discussion with County Executive Marc Elrich: This online forum from 1 to 2 p.m. […]

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January 8, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS gets Total of $60,000 in Donations to Help Student Lunch Debt

Two Montgomery County-based businesses donated a total of $60,000 to the Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) Dine with Dignity program to help alleviate student lunch debt.  Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center and the DARCARS Automotive Group each donated $30,000 to the program.  “It’s kind of a no-brainer. You’ve got to look after the children if […]

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January 8, 2020 | Staff Writer

County Holiday Giving Project Assisted More than 11,000 Families in 2019

As we look back on 2019 and set goals for the new year, we need to remind ourselves of the importance of giving back to our communities. In Montgomery County, the child poverty rate is over 9 percent and 35 percent of the public school students qualify for free or reduced price meals. A family […]

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