December 7, 2015 | Willie James Inman

One-Third of Montgomery County Residents Were Born Outside the United States (PHOTOS)

In a news conference on Monday, Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen stated that one-third of the county’s residents were born outside the United States. Floreen cited a report compiled by the CountyStat office that uses U.S. Census data from 2013. “We had a diversity briefing last week. Our CountyStat people have been looking at […]

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November 5, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

NIH Publishes Spanish Language Palliative Care Brochure (PHOTO)

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), a component of the National Institutes of Health, recently released a new Spanish language publication that raises awareness of the benefits of pediatric palliative care among Hispanic families and caregivers. The latest brochure, Cuidados paliativos para niños: Apoyo para toda la familia cuando su hijo vive con una enfermedad […]

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September 30, 2015 | Aline Barros

Navarro Talks Dual Language Immersion Initiative (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Councilmember shares in this MyMCMedia Extra that she is in “conversations” with Montgomery County Public Schools officials about the creation of a dual language immersion program. “What if we had dual language programs where you can have that low-income Latino student learning English and perfecting their Spanish alongside their peers- who are learning […]

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September 18, 2015 | Staff Writer

Metro Provides Travel Tips for Pope Francis’ Visit (VIDEOS)

Metro has released two videos, one in English and one in Spanish, to help weekday commuters and visitors navigate the system during Pope Francis’ three-day visit to Washington, D.C.  on Sept 22-24. The informational videos (below) include travel tips, alternate travel options, and detail where crowding and delays are expected near Papal events. You can […]

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September 1, 2015 | Aline Barros

School Officials Hope To Better Engage With Spanish-Speaking Families (VIDEO)

Bienvenida a los estudiantes or Welcome students– that’s the first message parents, teachers, and students will see at Montgomery County Public Schools new Spanish website. MCPS also launched on Tuesday a Facebook page, and mobile app- all in Spanish- to develop a better relationship with the Latino population. “MCPS is committed to finding more innovative and effective […]

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August 31, 2015 | Aline Barros

County Leaders Kick Off First Day of School at Wheaton Woods (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools officials welcomed more than 156,000 students on the first day of school. That’s the largest enrollment in the district’s history. At a news conference to kick off the first day, local leaders discussed the need for more school construction funding.    

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August 31, 2015 | Aline Barros

Wheaton Woods Principal Says “It’s Time That We Get A New Facility” (VIDEO)

Wheaton Woods Elementary School in Rockville is expected to get a brand new building by August 2017. David Chia, the school’s principal, said the facility’s core capacity is under 400 students. “We’re well over 550 students,” he said. Take a look:

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August 31, 2015 | Aline Barros

Leggett Shares a Personal Photo at Back to School Kickoff (VIDEO)

The 2015-2016 school year begins with the highest enrollment in Montgomery County’s history. According to school officials, enrollment in Montgomery County Public Schools is increasing by more than 2,600 students this year, the eighth straight year of growth greater than 2,000 students. In this MyMCMedia Extra, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett says although the numbers […]

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August 31, 2015 | Staff Writer

MCPS Welcomes Largest Enrollment Ever (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) welcomed more than 156,000 students for the first day of the 2015–2016 school year on Monday, the largest enrollment in the district’s history. Enrollment in MCPS is increasing by more than 2,600 students this year, the eighth straight year of growth greater than 2,000 students. School, state and county officials […]

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August 18, 2015 | Aline Barros

photo students in classroom

MCPS Publishes a Guideline On Respecting Religious Diversity

Montgomery County Public Schools has published for the first time a set of guidelines on respecting religious diversity. The document, which touches upon absences, clothing, food, and extracurricular activities, was developed in partnership with the Montgomery County Executive’s Faith Community Working Group. “It provides information regarding religious practices and providing accommodation to students,” said Montgomery […]

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