MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith

March 21, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Schools Seek $14.5 Million Restored to Budget Request

Superintendent Jack Smith and School Board President Shebra Evans called on the Montgomery County Council on Thursday to restore funding the school system sought in its fiscal 2020 budget request. They spoke at Smith’s monthly press briefing. County Executive Marc Elrich shaved $14.5 million from the Montgomery County Public Schools’ request. Elrich released his proposed […]

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February 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Feb. 27 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 27. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Education Budget Meeting: There will be an education budget meeting tonight at E. Brooke Lee Middle School in Silver Spring from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The meeting is hosted by Montgomery County Council Education Committee Chair Craig Rice, Montgomery County Public Schools […]

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February 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Superintendent Says Schools Are Not ‘Desensitized’ to Hate

Jack Smith, the superintendent for Montgomery County Public Schools, addressed the recent acts of hate that have occurred in the high schools. Since December, there have been four known instances of hate at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, and Winston Churchill High School in Potomac. Richard Montgomery’s principal confirmed that in January, the school […]

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February 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Students Now Required to Attend School June 5

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith said at a press conference Tuesday that, as of now, the last day of school is still June 14. Last Wednesday, schools were closed because of inclement weather for the fourth time during the academic calendar. Because MCPS has already used its three free snow days, the […]

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November 20, 2018 | Staff Writer

Smith Meets the Media

School Superintendent Jack Smith meets with reporters, discussing the incident at Damascus High School, the capital budget and upcoming state assessments of schools, among other topics. A Damascus High parent attended the session.

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November 16, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Fourth Grade Math Teacher Wins $25K Milken Educator Award

Brian Quinn, a fourth grade math teacher at East Silver Spring Elementary School, won the $25,000 Milken Educator Award on Nov. 2. The award recognizes the top 40 teachers in the United States who have enhanced the education experience for students in unique, creative, and inclusive ways. “We go all over the country, awarding educators […]

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November 10, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Damascus’ Varsity Game Against Century Was Clouded By the JV Team’s Controversy

Damascus’ varsity football team maintained its winning streak last night, beating Century High School 42-3. The varsity team’s victory came as the school and the community dealt with the fallout from rape allegations involving the junior varsity team. During the day on Friday, the school received a “concerning call,” threatening administrators if the varsity game […]

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October 29, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Superintendent Suggesting Changes to Schools’ Capital Budget

School Superintendent Jack Smith has unveiled his capital budget for next year, which includes money for growth, school security and career readiness programs. Smith was to make the request to the Montgomery County Board of Education at its meeting Monday night. We talked with Montgomery County Public Schools spokesman Derek Turner about the request:

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October 19, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

School Superintendent Smith Meets with the Media

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith met with reporters Thursday in his first regular press conference. The school system plans to meet with reporters every month. Smith described new programs and other details about the MCPS. The school system has 163,000 students. He touted the rebuilt Thomas Edison School of Technology, Mental Health Awareness […]

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October 17, 2018 | Phil Fabrizio

Junior Achievement Finance Park® Opens at Thomas Edison HS

Junior Achievement of Greater Washington (JAGW) and partner Capital One Bank joined with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to open the new JA Finance Park® at the Thomas Edison High School of Technology Tuesday.  On hand among the dignitaries was Ed Grenier, President and CEO of Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack […]

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