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December 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

NAACP to Host Conversation on Equity in the Classroom with MCPS Superintendent

The NAACP Parents’ Council is inviting residents to join them in a conversation with Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith to voice any questions or concerns about Montgomery County Public Schools System. Issues that will be raised include the Achievement Gap for students of color, equity in the classroom, and how parents can go about accessing support […]

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October 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Parents’ Council Discuss Achievement Gaps in School System (PHOTOS)

Addressing disparities with resources in education was the topic of discussion during the NAACP Parents’ Council kick-off event Monday night which is something parent Charles Casey is concerned about. “I’m getting my daughter ready for college and some of the challenges we face with the school system as far as meeting the needs of kids […]

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July 13, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Bernie Sanders Endorses Ben Jealous in Silver Spring

In speeches that seemed one part politics, one part religious revival, progressives descended on Silver Spring on Thursday morning to hear Sen. Bernie Sanders endorse Ben Jealous in the Maryland governor’s race. “We are gathered today on Trump’s doorstep to let the world know, we intend to get rid of his doormat,” Jealous told the […]

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May 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCPS Superintendent Recognizes NAACP Scholarship Winners

In a memo sent to the Montgomery County Board of Education, Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith recognized ten high school students awarded scholarships by The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Montgomery County Branch. Students were awarded $1000 scholarships at the NAACP’s 42nd Annual Freedom Fund Dinner, an event […]

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December 12, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

A Conversation About Community Policing Continues

What started out as meetings to discuss the importance of a trusting relationship between the police and community earlier this year,  has now turned into a call-to-action. Montgomery County leaders hosted a town hall meeting in Silver Spring Monday evening entitled, “Working Together for a Better Community: A Continuing Dialogue on Community and Police Relations.” […]

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October 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on the new Clarksburg Premium Outlets center, the new North Potomac Recreation Center, the Bethesda’s chamber’s annual legislative event that featured a conversation between Governor Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot, the new Glenmont Fire Station, a recap of the New […]

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October 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

Hundreds Attend NAACP Parents Council Kickoff (VIDEO)

Parents, school staff, and members of the Montgomery County NAACP Parents Council gathered at Gaithersburg High School on Oct. 18 to kick of the new school year. MCPS-TV reports.

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October 4, 2016 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Board of Education Candidates Forum (VIDEO)

The League of Women Voters of Montgomery County, Montgomery County Council of PTAs  and the  NAACP (Montgomery County, MD Branch Parents’ Council) held a Board of Education candidates forum Sept. 28 at John F. Kennedy High School. The forum included Jeanette Dixon and Phil Kauffman in the at large race; Brandon Rippeon and Rebecca Smondrowski in […]

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August 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

Assignment Education: Closing the Achievement Gap (VIDEO)

Closing the achievement gap is a top priority for educators, parents and other community members in Montgomery County. MyMCMedia’s Phyllis Armstrong reports.

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August 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Board of Education Candidates Forum Set for Sept. 28 (VIDEO)

The League of Women Voters of Montgomery County, Montgomery County Council of PTAs  and the  NAACP (Montgomery County, MD Branch Parents’ Council) are hosting a Board of Education candidates forum on Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at John F. Kennedy High School. The forum includes Jeanette Dixon and Phil Kauffman in the at large race; […]

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