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April 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Patricia O’Neill Discusses Role of BOE in Bullying, Racism, and Intolerance Incidents

Patricia O’Neill, candidate for Montgomery County Board of Education District 3 race, participated in the April 23, 2018 Candidates’ Forum hosted by League of Women Voters of Montgomery County. Tracie Potts of NBC 4 moderated the forum. O’Neill responded to this question: With increasing incidents of bullying, racial epithets, and intolerance in schools, what would […]

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April 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

BOE on School Uniforms

Board of Education Candidates Positions on Requiring School Uniforms for County School Students

Eleven candidates for Montgomery County Board of Education participated in the April 23, 2018 Candidates’ Forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Montgomery County. Tracie Potts of NBC 4 moderated the forum. All candidates were asked their position on the following question: What is your position on uniforms for Montgomery County Students? Yes […]

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April 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Patricia O’Neill’s Position on Synthetic Turf

Patricia O’Neill, candidate for Montgomery County Board of Education District 3 race, participated in the April 23, 2018 Candidates’ Forum hosted by League of Women Voters of Montgomery County. Tracie Potts of NBC 4 moderated the forum. O’Neill responded to this question: What is your position on synthetic turf? Should we be concerned about safety […]

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April 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Patricia O’Neill on Policy Changes to Increase Diversity in Montgomery County Public Schools

Patricia O’Neill, candidate for Montgomery County Board of Education District 3 race, participated in the April 23, 2018 Candidates’ Forum hosted by League of Women Voters of Montgomery County. Tracie Potts of NBC 4 moderated the forum. O’Neill responded to this question: MCPS schools are increasingly racially and socio-economically separated. How should the district address […]

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April 12, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

New Rockville Elementary School Named

At a recent meeting, the Montgomery County Board of Education selected a name for Richard Montgomery Elementary School #5. The Board voted to name the new school after Bayard Rustin, a leader in the Civil Rights Movement and a gay rights activist. This name however, was not the first choice selected by the school’s naming […]

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March 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

School Board to Ask State Athletic Officials to Change Head Covering Rules

The Montgomery County Board of Education voted unanimously on Friday to submit a letter to the  Maryland Public Secondary School Athletic Association (MPSSAA) and the National Federation of State High School Associations to change a rule that prevented a Watkins Mill High School student from playing in a regional basketball game because of her Muslim head […]

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October 11, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Student Population Changes in Montgomery Public Schools (VIDEO)

Enrollment in Montgomery County Public County Public Schools (MCPS)  is expected to reach a record-high of 159,242 students this school year, according to a new report by James Song, director of facilities management for MCPS.  This report was presented to the Board of Education at a recent meeting, and it highlighted how school enrollment is surpassing school capacity. […]

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October 11, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery County Board of Education Seeking Waiver to Start School Before Labor Day

The Montgomery County Board of Education has approved a resolution to ask the state of Maryland for a waiver to start school next year before Labor Day. If the waiver is approved, the 2017-2018 school calendar will begin on Aug. 28 and conclude by June 15. Back in August, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued an […]

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January 27, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Launches Library Link at Silver Spring Harmony Hills School (VIDEO)

County and school officials kicked off a new initiative to ensure all students have library cards. MCPS-TV has the story. Visit our PEG partner MCPS-TV to view more of its local programming. Related:

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January 13, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Patricia O’Neill on Superintendent Search (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Board of Education member Patricia O’Neill says that the search for the next superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is still in its early stages. Per state law, the new superintendent must be on the job by July 1. You can see more coverage on this topic below:

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