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March 14, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, March 14, in Montgomery County

UPDATED Here are five things to know today, March 14, in Montgomery County: 1. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow, sleet and freezing rain until 2 p.m. in Montgomery County. The Winter Storm Warning has been canceled. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has declared a state of emergency because of the […]

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March 13, 2017 | Sonya Burke

MCPS Officials Announce Schools Closed on March 14

Montgomery County Public Schools will be closed on March 14 because of the winter snow storm, according to a note posted on the district’s website. A decision about administrative offices and daycare will be announced by 5 a.m. on Tuesday. Montgomery County Public Schools are closed March 14, 2017 due to emergency weather conditions. More […]

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March 13, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: MCPS Close for Snow Day on March 14

Montgomery County Public Schools are closed March 14, 2017 due to emergency weather conditions. More information at https://t.co/VKsDNhdieH. — MCPS (@MCPS) March 14, 2017 ORIGINAL POST Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials have not announced the status of schools on Tuesday despite the pending winter storm warning. “We don’t have any information yet but will […]

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March 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Watch County Report This Week (VIDEO)

County Report This Week includes reports on the County’s response to recent bomb threats, the Council’s strategic five-year plan to tackle food insecurity, the Board of Elections plan to add an Early Voting Center for the 2018 election cycle, Kojo Nnamdi’s recent talk at Gaithersburg Library, and more. Watch the show in its entirety, below:

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March 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

Watch County Report This Week (VIDEO)

County Report This Week includes reports on Governor Hogan’s visit to the Germantown campus of Montgomery College, a recent summit in Silver Spring focused on STEM education, the urban redevelopment of downtown Wheaton, and more. Watch the show in its entirety, below:

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March 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

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Hogan Declares Acts of Hate at Jewish Schools as “Despicable and Unacceptable”

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan describes the recent threats and acts of hate directed at Jewish schools and community centers in Maryland as “despicable and unacceptable.” Our administration condemns all forms of racism and discrimination,” wrote Hogan on his Facebook page. “I offer my full support to the Jewish community, and the Maryland State Police stands […]

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February 27, 2017 | Susan Burkinshaw

What is Financial Literacy?

(This is the first blog in a series about the Junior Achievement Finance Park Montgomery [http://www.myja.org/financepark/] scheduled to open in 2018 on the fourth floor of the new Thomas Edison High School of Technology building in Silver Spring.) When I was in 8th grade I became Treasurer of my middle school’s Student Government Association (SGA). […]

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February 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

Watch County Report This Week (VIDEO)

County Report This Week includes reports on the new Science Building at Montgomery College, the archaeological study launched by the Planning Department in Bethesda, expansion of Ride On routes, Black History Month celebrations and more. Watch the show in its entirety, below:

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February 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Superintendent and BOE Respond to Trump Administration’s Decision

Montgomery County Board of Education (BOE) President Michael Durso and Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent (MCPS) Jack Smith released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s decision to rescind federal protections for transgender students in schools: “The Montgomery County Board of Education and Montgomery County Public Schools reaffirm our commitment to providing a […]

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February 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

What’s Open, What’s Not on Presidents’ Day in Montgomery County

Here’s a look at what’s open and what’s not in Montgomery County on Presidents Day: County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County Liquor stores – all stores will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Recreation – aquatic facilities and community centers open; aquatics programs will meet as scheduled; all other classes and programs cancelled; […]

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