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July 1, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Rising Senior Will Become Newest Member of Montgomery County Board of Education

The newest member of the Montgomery County Board of Education will be sworn in Thursday at the Montgomery County Circuit Court in Rockville. Nicholas Asante, a rising senior at Richard Montgomery High School, will become the 43rd Student Member of the Montgomery County Board of Education for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. Asante was elected […]

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May 22, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

SMOB-Elect Nick Asante Will Focus on Inequality

As the newly-elected Student Member of the Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education, Nicholas Asante wants every student who needs one to receive a Chromebook at the start of the new school year. More than 65,000 students got Chromebooks this summer when the schools closed due to the global pandemic. To Asante, that demonstrates […]

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April 23, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

SMOB Election Date Postponed Due to School Closures

The Student Member of the Board of Education election date has been changed due to the extended  closure of Montgomery County Public Schools, according to MCPS. The election was originally scheduled to take place in schools on April 22, 2020. As a result of the school closures, MCPS has developed two plans for the elections […]

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February 25, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Black History Month: MCPS Board of Education Voting Majority Makes History

For the first time, five of the eight MCPS Board of Education members are African American. MyMCMedia’s Jordan Lindsay has more details on what motivated each of them to serve as a voice for all students. With more than 165 thousand students across 208 schools, the entire board is passionate about the work they do […]

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February 13, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Two Students Selected as Final Candidates for Board of Education Position

Two Montgomery County juniors are the final candidates campaigning to be the Student Member of the Board of Education. The candidates are Victoria Kidder, a junior at Magruder High School, and Nick Asante, a junior at Richard Montgomery High School. A meeting was held yesterday at Watkins Mill High School where students voted on the […]

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November 20, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Student Board Member Makes Pointed Comment about Education Secretary DeVos

Student Member of the Montgomery County Board of Education (SMOB) Nate Tinbite made a wry remark about U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in a tweet on Friday.  The tweet featured a photo of straight-faced Tinbite standing with a smiling DeVos. The caption read, “Only one of us believes in public education.” In a follow-up […]

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September 27, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Student Member of the Board Proposes That School Sports Count as P.E. Credit

Student Member of the Board (SMOB) Nate Tinbite proposed that Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) give high school students the option to get half of their physical education (P.E.) requirement by joining a school sports team.  My resolution is simple – student athletes should be able to earn a PE credit for their hard work […]

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July 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Kennedy Student Sworn in as New Student Member of the Board

Nate Tinbite was sworn in as the 42nd Montgomery County Student Member of the Board (SMOB) of Education on Tuesday. Tinbite, a rising senior at John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring, was elected by Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) middle and high school students to serve on the school board for a one-year […]

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May 1, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Tinbite Elected Student Member of School Board

Nate Tinbite, a Kennedy High School junior, won election as the new student member of the board. “After seeing the margin of the victory, I’m just overwhelmed an humbled,” Tinbite said Wednesday. Tinbite received 74 percent; his opponent Zoe Tishaev, a Clarksburg High junior, received 26 percent. “The students got my message. They got it […]

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April 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for April 24 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, April 24. In addition to the Caps playing a deciding Game 7 against the Hurricanes at Capital One Arena at 7 p.m., here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Ribbon Cutting for Montgomery Community Media’s Silver Spring Media Lab: Today MCM is cutting the ribbon for our new Silver Spring Media […]

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