montgomery county public schools

December 11, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Middle School Rankings Based on Maryland Report Card Scores

Last week, every school in Montgomery County received a Maryland School Report Card, which serves as an education “accountability system” for Maryland’s public schools. The report cards measure test results, curriculum access, absenteeism rates, school climate, college and career readiness, and student growth. Schools receive three scores: Star Rating (based on point percentage). Percentile Rank (school’s performance compared […]

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December 7, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS High School Rankings Based on Maryland School Report Card Scores

Maryland’s Department of Education unveiled its new “accountability system” earlier this week: Maryland School Report Cards. Although Maryland schools have received “report cards” for the past two decades, Maryland Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon believes the new system is more comprehensive. Schools receive three scores: Star Rating (based on point percentage). Percentile Rank (school’s performance […]

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December 5, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland’s New School Report Card System Explained

Over 75 percent of Montgomery County’s public schools earned four stars or higher on their Maryland School Report Cards. Indeed, the Maryland State Department of Education developed these report cards in response to the Every Student Succeeds Act. Thus,this law ensures quality public education to all students. As such, the Maryland Report Card reflects “the […]

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November 28, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Silver Spring Area Residents Tell Elrich They Feel Forgotten

Yesterday was the third leg of County Executive-elect Marc Elrich’s “Listening Session” tour before he takes office in December. When he answered resident questions at East County Community Center in Silver Spring, the residents expressed a number of concerns about feeling like they live in the “forgotten” part of Montgomery County. Watch highlights from Elrich’s […]

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November 28, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Nov. 28 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Nov. 28, and here are five things Montgomery County residents need to know: 1. See a fun holiday musical: Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf the Musical is playing at the Olney Theatre. You can buy tickets for the 2 p.m. matinee, or purchase tickets for the 8 p.m. show. You won’t want […]

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November 26, 2018 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Hosts Public Forums to Discuss High School College and Career Readiness

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)  is holding a series of public community meetings with Chief Academic Officer Maria Navarro to discuss the future of high school programs. The focus of the meetings is to discuss what high school programs the schools should offer to best support college and career readiness. Staff, students, parents and community members […]

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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 16, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Schools to Open on Time Friday Morning

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are opening on time Friday morning. The school district posted the message on their website at 4:36 a.m. the day after schools were closed due to the first November snowfall in 20 years. But the decision to close schools Thursday was problematic and upset many parents, who report their children […]

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November 15, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Public Schools Close Thursday After Initially Announcing a Two Hour Delay

Montgomery County Public Schools will now close Thursday, Nov. 15 because of emergency weather conditions. Previously at 5 a.m. Thursday morning, the school system announced a two-hour. But based on an updated forecast with worsening weather conditions, the schools announced they will be closed, Thursday, Nov. 15. All school and community activities in school buildings are also canceled. […]

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November 15, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Public Schools to Open Two Hours Late Thursday

Update at 7 a.m.:  Montgomery County Public Schools will remain on a two hour delayed schedule. UPDATE (6:50 a.m.): Montgomery County Public Schools will remain on a two-hour delay today (11/15/2018) due to emergency weather conditions. More information at https://t.co/SRr7P29vpa — MCPS (@MCPS) November 15, 2018 Montgomery County Public Schools will open two hours late […]

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