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September 11, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Brooke Lee Middle School to be Renamed In November

The Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle School in Silver Spring moved closer to rid its ties with a state and county politician from the early 1900s whose company developed racially-restricted properties. During its Sept. 10 meeting, the Montgomery County Board of Education added the name of Brigadier General Charles Edward McGee of Bethesda, a retired […]

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July 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS to Provide Virtual-Only Instruction Through January 29; Fall, Winter Sports Canceled

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith announced in a letter Tuesday that MCPS will provide virtual-only instruction for its first semester, which concludes on Jan. 21, 2021. “This decision includes the cancellation of all fall and winter sports,” Smith said. Smith said the decision was made following the guidance of Montgomery County […]

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June 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Former Students Urge BOE to Focus On Racial Equality

Three Montgomery County Public School graduates urged members of the Montgomery County Board of Education to expand anti-racism and racial justice materials, hire more Black staff members, require bias and equity training and increase cultural awareness programs and trips. Their four requests are:  include and expand anti-racism and racial justice material in social sciences and […]

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April 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

New Clarksburg Public School Named Snowden Farm Elementary

New Elementary School Named After Clarksburg’s Snowden Family Montgomery County Board of Education passed a resolution to name the new elementary school opening in Clarksburg in September 2019 Snowden Farm Elementary School. The school is named after Snowden Farm which was founded in 1845 in Clarksburg by Thomas Snowden, an African American dairy farmer.  The […]

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March 13, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Press Conference Held for Racial Equity and Social Justice Initiative

Elected officials are working toward ensuring racial equity and social justice throughout Montgomery County. The launch of the county’s Racial Equity and Social Justice Policy was announced during a press conference Wednesday. The initiative is aimed at advancing fair and equitable outcomes for individuals and communities through government decision-making across all county-funded agencies. Officials want […]

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November 13, 2018 | Michelle Queen

School Board To Vote on 2019-2020 School Year Calendar Tuesday

In a memorandum addressed to the Montgomery County Board of Education, MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith sent his recommendations for the 2019-2020 school year calendar. Under Smith’s recommendations, school would start on Sept. 3, the day after Labor Day and end June 15, 2020. The proposed calendar includes a total of 182 instructional days for students […]

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November 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Superintendent’s Proposes 2018-19 School Year Calendar

In a memorandum addressed to the Montgomery County Board of Education, MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith sent his recommendations for the 2018-2019 school year calendar. Under Smith’s recommendations, school would start on Sept. 4, the day after Labor Day and end June 13, 2019. The proposed calendar includes a total of 182 instructional days for students […]

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