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June 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for June 16 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Tuesday, June 16. 1. County council meeting: The county council will meet today. On the agenda: a COVID-19 update from County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles and a vote to approve the declaration of racism as a public health crisis. 2. Microenterprise Stabilization Program: Applications […]

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May 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Discusses Postponing Renovations for South Lake Elementary School

The Montgomery County Council voted unanimously to approve several changes to the FY21-26 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) at a virtual meeting Tuesday.  Funding was reduced in areas including road rehabilitation and minor sidewalk projects as recommended by the county Department of Transportation and the Josiah Henson Park in FY21, as recommended by the Department of […]

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February 12, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Five Clarksburg High School Students Arrested for Robbery, Handgun Possession at School

Five Clarksburg High School students were arrested following a robbery Monday afternoon of a fellow student at the school that involved a handgun. According to Montgomery County Police, on Monday at 1 p.m., a school administrator informed the high school’s resource officer that a 15-year old student had been robbed earlier in the day and […]

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November 21, 2019 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

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Blog: New Quarter/Mid Semester Academic Check-In

With the second quarter now underway in Montgomery County Public Schools and the semester about half over in most schools operating under a semester system, it is a good time to check in with your child or teen and evaluate how the school year is going. Here are a few questions to ask yourself and […]

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October 21, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Semana Nacional de Seguridad del Autobús Escolar

Esta semana es la Semana Nacional de Seguridad del Autobús Escolar. Es importante recordar las reglas de la carretera al conducir cerca de un autobús escolar. Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) tuitearon un video sobre qué hacer cuando se detiene un autobús escolar. Según el sitio web de MCPS, los autobuses de […]

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October 21, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

National School Bus Safety Week

This week is National School Bus Safety Week. It is important to remember the rules of the road while driving near a school bus. Montgomery County Public Schools tweeted out a video on what to do when a school bus is stopped. According to the MCPS website, MCPS buses transport 103,000 students to school and […]

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September 20, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Most MCPS Student Dropouts Over Past Years Were Latino

About three-fifths of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students who dropped out over the last three years were Latino. 2,151 students have dropped out, and 1,335 were Latino. Minority students and students who don’t speak English as a first language are more likely to drop out of school. In the 2017-18 school year, about half […]

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August 8, 2019 | Ambika Narula

MCPS Ranked Second Best School District in Maryland

Niche reported that Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is the second-best school district in Maryland behind Howard County Public Schools which ranks number one. Below is a list of the fifteen best-ranked school districts in Maryland. Howard County Public Schools Montgomery County Public Schools Worcester County Public Schools Carroll County Public Schools Frederick County Public Schools […]

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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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April 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Forest Knolls Educator Receives MCPS Teacher of the Year Award

A Kindergarten and First Grade teacher from Forest Knolls Elementary School in Silver Spring, has been named the 2017-2018 Montgomery County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. Kristen Kane, who has taught at the school for more than 11 years, was awarded teacher of the year during the annual Champions for Children Awards Celebration on Wednesday […]

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