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September 22, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

League of Women Voters to Host Virtual Forum for School Board Candidates Oct. 5

The League of Women Voters of Montgomery County (LWVMC) will host a virtual forum Oct. 5 for candidates running for Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education. The event will feature the following candidates: At-large candidates: Sunil Dasgupta and Lynne Harris; District 2 candidates: Michael Fryar and Rebecca Smondrowski; District 4 candidates: Shebra Evans and […]

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February 25, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

First-Grader Speaks Out Against Bullying at School Board Meeting

Seven-year-old Cavanaugh Bell asked Montgomery County’s school board to help him put an end to bullying at their meeting Monday night. Bell is a first-grade student at Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School in Germantown. He created the non-profit Cool and Dope in order to make change after being bullied himself. “I’m on a mission to […]

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January 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

2012 MCPS Graduate Running for Board of Education

Gaithersburg resident Cameron Rhode filed to run for the at-large seat on the Montgomery County Board of Education Thursday. He is the first and only person to file candidacy for the position thus far. Jeanette Dixon, the current at-large board member, will not run for reelection.  Currently a tutor at Everest Tutors & Test Prep […]

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September 17, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Navarro Presenta Programa de Equidad Racial para el Condado

La actual Presidenta del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery, Nancy Navarro, presentó el proyecto de ley 27-19 en una conferencia de prensa el martes, que crearía un programa de equidad racial y justicia social para el gobierno del condado de Montgomery. Navarro ha encabezado el esfuerzo para crear una política sobre la equidad racial en […]

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September 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Navarro to Introduce County-Wide Racial Equity Program

Nancy Navarro is introducing Bill 27-19 at a press conference Tuesday, which would create a racial equity and social justice program for Montgomery County government. Navarro has been spearheading the effort to create a policy about racial equity in the county since April 2018. Meanwhile, since March 2019, Navarro, County Executive Marc Elrich, and other […]

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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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May 21, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for May 21 in Montgomery County

Mostly sunny today with highs in the upper 70s. Here are five more things to know for Monday, May 21, in Montgomery County: 1. Vietnam Veterans Remembered: Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett will unveil the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall at 1 p.m. at Memorial Plaza, which is adjacent to the Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe St., […]

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October 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

School Board Faces Challenges for 2018-2019 School Year Calendar

The Montgomery County School Board will have to make a tough decision for the 2018 -2019 school year calendar if Governor Larry Hogan denies the board’s request to extend the school year calendar. An executive order by Hogan requires Maryland schools to start after Labor Day and end by June 14 with a minimum of […]

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May 22, 2015 | Krista Brick

O’Neill Releases Statement on PARCC Changes

The Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) recently voted to consolidate the PARCC assessment’s two testing windows into one and cut total test time by about 90 minutes overall beginning in the 2015-16 school year. Here’s what Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education President Patricia O’Neill had to say […]

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