School Board

April 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Community Members Divided Over Montgomery School Boundary Analysis

More than 100 Community Members Offer Feedback on School Boundaries at Kennedy High School Montgomery County Public Schools’ second boundary assessment community conversation at John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring brought out students activists, parents, and teachers. Derek Turner, a spokesperson for MCPS, estimates that between 65 to 70 people attended the first […]

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February 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Debate Continues Over Post-Labor Day School Start

Gov. Larry Hogan held a press conference Thursday, pushing back against Maryland Senate Democrats, who started a debate on overturning the mandate that requires schools to begin the academic year after Labor Day. In 2017, Hogan’s executive order to start Maryland public schools after Labor Day went into effect. Since then, Montgomery County Board of […]

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November 13, 2018 | Michelle Queen

School Board To Vote on 2019-2020 School Year Calendar Tuesday

In a memorandum addressed to the Montgomery County Board of Education, MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith sent his recommendations for the 2019-2020 school year calendar. Under Smith’s recommendations, school would start on Sept. 3, the day after Labor Day and end June 15, 2020. The proposed calendar includes a total of 182 instructional days for students […]

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July 31, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

School Board Seeks Extended Year for Two Silver Spring Schools

Students at two Silver Spring elementary schools could have longer school years if a plan by the Montgomery County Board of Education gets approval from the state. Arcola Elementary, at 1820 Franwall Ave., and Roscoe Nix Elementary, at 1100 Corliss St., have performed below the county’s level in literacy and mathematics, according to a memo […]

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April 24, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Candidate Blames Parents for Achievement Gap

At a forum Monday night for Montgomery County Board of Education candidates, Brandon Rippeon said parents were to blame for the county’s persistent achievement gap, with white and Asian students outperforming African American and Hispanic students. Here’s a follow-up interview: Rippeon is running for the at-large seat made vacant by Jill Ortman-Fouse, who is running […]

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April 23, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for April 23 in Montgomery County

Happy Monday! Here are five things to know for Monday, April 23, in Montgomery County: 1. Awards Night: The Montgomery County Volunteer Center hands out its Montgomery Serves Awards at 6:30 p.m. at Imagination Stage in Bethesda. 2. Another Day Older …: The Montgomery County Council’s Government Operations Committee is examining the debt service in County Executive […]

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November 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Superintendent’s Proposes 2018-19 School Year Calendar

In a memorandum addressed to the Montgomery County Board of Education, MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith sent his recommendations for the 2018-2019 school year calendar. Under Smith’s recommendations, school would start on Sept. 4, the day after Labor Day and end June 13, 2019. The proposed calendar includes a total of 182 instructional days for students […]

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October 15, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 for Oct. 6-12

Once again, public safety news tops our Top 10 of stories on MyMCMedia.org. In addition, our story on Gov. Larry Hogan’s visit to Newport Mill Middle School and their new fitness equipment also one of best-read stories of the week. Police Investigating Rape at a Bus Stop in Gaithersburg President Orders U.S. Flag to Half […]

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July 11, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for July 11 in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, July 11, in Montgomery County: 1. Governor Visits Again: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to unveil the Watkins Mill Interchange at 1 p.m. 2. Gubernatorial Plans: Speaking of Hogan, he seems to be taking his re-election in stride, unfazed by the comments from a potential challenger, […]

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June 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, June 27, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 27, in Montgomery County: 1. Council Agenda: The Montgomery County Council meets with a heavy agenda. Metro GM Paul Wiedefeld will talk about making the transit agency safe, reliable and affordable. The council also is scheduled to approve its transportation priorities letter. 2. Regionally Speaking: Also part […]

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