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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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March 20, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Cancels After-School Activities Tuesday Due to Weather

Montgomery County Public Schools has canceled all after-school and evening activities due to pending weather conditions, according to the school district’s Twitter page. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory Tuesday morning and a winter storm watch until Wednesday evening. The school district will monitor weather conditions throughout the evening and will […]

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August 30, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 30, in Montgomery County

Your daily rundown of five stories and events happening today, Aug. 30, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. PSC Hearing: The Maryland Public Service Commission wants to know what you think of Pepco’s proposed rate hike that would increase the average customer’s bill by $7.37 per month. A public hearing takes place tonight, beginning at 6:30 […]

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August 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Wootton High Community Mourns Death of Assistant Principal

UPDATED The Wootton High School community is mourning the death of 53-year-old Joseph Duboyce, an assistant principal, who passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 7 at his home in Frederick County. In a letter posted on the school’s website, Principal Kimberly Bolden described Duboyce as “an exceptional educator and leader,” and said, “he will truly be […]

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August 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Shop Maryland Tax Free Week, Aug. 13 – 19 (VIDEO)

Have you done your back to school shopping? Shop Maryland tax free week from Aug. 13 – 19 in Maryland. Find out more in this video, below: What’s better than a shopping spree? A shopping spree without paying sales tax! ?#ShopMDTaxFree Aug 13-19! https://t.co/xR4i13K8G1 pic.twitter.com/wvBcLYB7uY — Peter Franchot (@peterfranchot) July 31, 2017

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April 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Nancy Shay Named MCPS Teacher of the Year

An English resource teacher from Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, has been named the 2017-2018 Montgomery County Public Schools Teacher of the Year funded by the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund, according to MCPS Spokesperson, Melissa Rivera. Nancy Shay, who has worked for MCPS for 29 years, was awarded teacher of the year during the 15th annual […]

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March 1, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Board of Elections to Add 11th Early Voting Site for 2018 Election (VIDEOS)

The Board of Elections is meeting this month and one of the topics board members will discuss is adding an 11th early voting center for the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election. “The legislature passed a law that we are going to have one additional early voting site so Montgomery County will now be up to eleven,” […]

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December 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Council Recognizes Montgomery College’s 70th Anniversary (VIDEO)

The 70th anniversary of Montgomery College (MC) was recognized by the Montgomery County Council today as College President DeRionne Pollard and members of the faculty and staff joined the tribute. County Councilmembers Nancy Navarro and Craig Rice led the ceremonies. “[The College] has helped to change our community, our society, our world,” said Rice. MC […]

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