Montgomery County Board of Education

July 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

New School Board Appointments Include Damascus Principal

The Montgomery County Board of Education made new Montgomery County Public Schools leadership appointments, including confirming Kevin Yates as the new principal of Damascus High School. Yates, who was previously the principal intern at Julius West Middle School, started serving as the acting principal of Damascus on May 13. He was immediately appointed to the […]

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April 9, 2019 | Jasmine Boyd and Sam Merrill

Northwood High Students Moving to Woodward HS During Expansion Project

The Montgomery County Board of Education voted on Monday, March 25 that the use of Charles W. Woodward High School as a temporary holding facility would be the “best option” during the Northwood High School Classroom Addition and Facility Upgrade Capital Project. The county is implementing the expansion of Northwood’s campus to address concerns of […]

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March 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 13 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, March 13. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Conversation on Racial Equity Begins: Montgomery County Council is doing more to address systemic racism in the county. This morning at 10 a.m., County Executive Marc Elrich, the County Council, the Montgomery County Planning Board, and student representatives from Montgomery College and […]

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February 5, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

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Black History Month: Montgomery Community Media Spotlights Valerie Ervin

In honor of Black History Month, MCM is shining the light on some of Montgomery County’s most notable public figures, advocates, historians, and leaders who have driven change and provided representation for African Americans and minorities in our area. Today, we honor former Montgomery County Councilmember Valerie Ervin. Ervin, a progressive political advocate based in […]

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January 22, 2019 | Staff Writer

Montgomery School Board Seeking Nominations for Distinguished Service Awards

The Montgomery County Board of Education is seeking nominations from the public for its 22nd Annual Awards for Distinguished Service to Public Education. The awards are sponsored by the Board to recognize and show appreciation to individuals (including students), groups and organizations that have made exemplary contributions to public education in Montgomery County. Nominations will […]

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November 29, 2018 | Tonia Bui

Notable General Election Outcomes For Diverse Women Candidates in Montgomery County

Maryland saw a record number of women elected to the General Assembly for the General Elections. As November comes to a close, Politics Within Politics (PWP) would like to recognize a few notable outcomes from the November 6 election results for women candidates in Montgomery County. Montgomery County Historically Elected African American Women to House […]

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November 13, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

School Board Approves Longer Spring Break for 2019-2020 Calendar

One common theme echoed when the Montgomery County Board of Education voted on the current school year calendar last year was how difficult a decision it would be. The board faced challenges with choosing to remain closed on Jewish holidays, shortening the length of spring break or reducing the number of instructional days for students. […]

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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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September 11, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

School Board Passes Resolution to Excuse Absences For Protest Participation

Montgomery County’s Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday on a resolution that would allow high school students to receive excused absences for participating in civic engagement activities. The Board’s vote comes amid concerns from parents and the community regarding MCPS students’ involvement in protests and organized walkouts from school last year. As a result, The Montgomery […]

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August 20, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Back to School: School Board President Discusses Priorities for Upcoming Academic Year

The 2018-2019 School Year will kick off in less than two-weeks for children attending schools within Montgomery County Public Schools system. In the video below, Montgomery County Board of Education President, Michael Durso, discusses the School Board’s priorities for the upcoming school year:      

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