Philip Kauffman

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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April 16, 2016 | Staff Writer

MCPS Hosts Community Dialogue Meetings on Choice Programs (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools recently hosted a community dialogue meeting in Gaithersburg that attracted hundreds of people. MCPS-TV has the story. Schedule of upcoming Choice Study meetings: April 18 at Kennedy High School from 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 5 at Walter Johnson High School from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The school’s “Study of Choice […]

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April 23, 2015 | Krista Brick

School Board to Review Revised Abuse Reporting Protocols

The Montgomery County Board of Education is expected to review a revised set of draft protocols for reporting an allegation of abuse or neglect of a child at a board meeting on Monday. “It is basically making it clear what people are supposed to do and how to proceed if there is an allegation of abuse […]

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January 23, 2015 | Krista Brick

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School Board to Examine Superintendent’s Contract (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr is facing a contract that expires the end of June, but whether he will return at the helm of the school system is unclear. MyMCMedia caught up with two board members recently to hear their thoughts on Starr’s future. Starr’s contract expires June 30, but school board […]

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January 22, 2015 | Krista Brick

Public Rings in Opinions at MCPS Bell Times Hearing (PHOTOS)

There were two hours of testimony in the bell times public hearing Thursday afternoon, the first of two hearings on the issue of whether to change the start and end time at the county’s schools. The meeting time allowed for 31 speakers to express their views on the proposals offered on bell times.The hearings were […]

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December 13, 2014 | Staff Writer

Student Leaders Meet With Board of Education (VIDEO)

Student representatives from many Montgomery County Public Schools recently joined voices and presented the Board of Education with a point of view from their perspective. MCPS-TV has the story. Visit our PEG partner MCPS TV to view more of its local programming.

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December 9, 2014 | Aline Barros

Minority Communities Present Legislative Priorities to Government Officials (VIDEO)

A list of fifteen legislative priorities was presented to government officials during the 14th Annual Minority Legislative Breakfast on Dec. 9 in Bethesda at the Marriott Hotel. The event was sponsored by the Asian American Political Alliance, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County, and African American Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County. Together, these […]

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March 22, 2014 | Staff Writer

Students ‘Code Jam’ at Wheaton HS (Photos)

Montgomery County Public Schools announced partnerships with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Monday, March 24 at Wheaton High School. The partnerships will encourage and prepare students to enter technology careers. Following the announcement, students participated in a coding jam session led by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and is a national nonprofit organization […]

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December 11, 2012 | Staff Writer

Barclay and Kauffman Lead Board of Education

Christopher S. Barclay was unanimously selected by his colleagues on Dec. 11 to serve as president of the Board of Education for the second time. Philip Kauffman was also unanimously selected as vice president. Both officers will serve a one year term. Mr. Barclay replaces Shirley Brandman, who has served as president for the past […]

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