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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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April 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Students Enter Equity Conversation

‘You Can’t Fix Racial Equity if You’re Going to Continue to Cater to Racists’ High school and middle school students came out to Gaithersburg High School Monday night to share their thoughts on racial equity and social justice policy. Students discussed in groups — large and small — how they’ve been affected by inequities at […]

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April 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Students Invited to Racial Equity Forum in Gaithersburg

Montgomery County students are invited to share their thoughts on the county’s initiatives to create a policy for stronger racial equity and social justice in the schools. Students interested can attend a meeting on Monday, April 8 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Gaithersburg High School’s Cafeteria; any student who attends can earn SSL hours. […]

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March 4, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Students Tinbite and Tishaev Seek Position on School Board

Two Montgomery County juniors are vying to become student members of the Board of Education. Zoe Tishaev, a 17-year-old junior at Clarksburg High School, and Nate Tinbite, a junior at Kennedy High School, each emerged from a nominating session held Feb. 27 at Watkins Mill High School. Thirteen students applied to run for the position. […]

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January 3, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know For Jan. 3 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Jan. 3, and here are five things you need to know: 1. Know Before You Go: Check out this guide to what’s open and what’s not during the partial federal government shutdown. 2. Student Board Member Nominations: Any student enrolled in a Montgomery County public school in grades 6 through 12 may nominate a sophomore […]

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October 16, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Oct. 16 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Oct. 16, and here are five things Montgomery County residents need to know: 1. Pedal to the Metal: The Montgomery County Council meets today and on its agenda is consideration of a bicycle master plan. Staff reports are only a click away with this agenda. 2. Voter Deadline: Today is the deadline to […]

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