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May 27, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Choudhury Replacing Retiring Salmon as State Superintendent of Schools 

The Maryland Board of Education unanimously approved Mohammed Choudhury as the state’s next Superintendent of Schools on Thursday. Currently, Choudhury is Associate Superintendent and Chief Strategy, Talent and Innovation Officer for the San Antonio Independent School District in Texas. His new role is effective July 1. Current State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon will retire June […]

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March 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Dr. Monifa McKnight Approved as MCPS Acting Superintendent Effective June 

On Thursday, the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) school board unanimously approved Dr. Monifa McKnight, Deputy Superintendent, to become acting superintendent this summer. McKnight is the first Black woman to be named MCPS Superintendent for any amount of time, Spokesperson Gboyinde Onijala told MyMCM. Her new role is effective June 1, when current Superintendent Dr. […]

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November 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

State Approves County’s Previously-Denied Waiver for Early Childcare Centers

After a second letter from Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon approved the county’s initially-rejected request asking to continue relaxed teacher-child ratios in early childcare facilities. “Since your first correspondence, we have seen Maryland reporting a seven-day positivity rate of 6.82% and a case rate of 30.9 per 100K,” Salmon said […]

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March 8, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Superintendent Smith Releases Statement on Planned March 14 Student Protest

Montgomery County Pubic Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith released a statement Thursday about a student protest planned for next Thursday, March 14. According to tweets from a Twitter Page called “MoCo Students for Change,” students from MCPS are planning to join other school districts from the D.C. area to march to Washington D.C. to  protest the […]

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March 12, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Superintendent Releases Statement on March 14 Student Demonstrations

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith released a statement Monday regarding student demonstrations planned for March 14. Students from across the county are planning to join other school districts in the region for a student walkout in support of gun policy and reform.  This comes exactly one month following the deadly shooting at […]

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December 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

NAACP to Host Conversation on Equity in the Classroom with MCPS Superintendent

The NAACP Parents’ Council is inviting residents to join them in a conversation with Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith to voice any questions or concerns about Montgomery County Public Schools System. Issues that will be raised include the Achievement Gap for students of color, equity in the classroom, and how parents can go about accessing support […]

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August 31, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 31, in Montgomery County

Your daily rundown of five stories and events happening today, Aug. 31, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Hoggle Case: It’s been almost three years since siblings Sarah (6) and Jacob (5) Hoggle disappeared from their Clarksburg home in Sept. of 2014. Their mother, Catherine Hoggle, is the last known person to have seen them, and […]

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August 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Community Discussion on Universal Pre-Kindergarten Will be Held on Aug. 23

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice will join Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Jack Smith, for a community meeting to discuss universal pre-kindergarten programs on Aug. 23 and residents are invited to attend. The purpose of this meeting is to gain insight from the community about what they are looking for in early childhood education, […]

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April 13, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Spiegel Asks MCPS Superintendent for Briefing about Holocaust Curriculum (VIDEO)

Gaithersburg City Councilmember Ryan Spiegel, who also serves as the president of the Montgomery County chapter of the Maryland Municipal League, is asking Superintendent Jack Smith for a detailed briefing about the scope and status of the school district’s Holocaust curriculum. In a letter dated April 12th, Spiegel explains that his request comes at a […]

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March 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

Superintendent Sends Message to Parents About Security Procedures

Dr. Jack Smith, the superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), is updating parents about school security in the district. According to Smith, officials are reviewing school safety and security protocols following the report of a rape in a bathroom at Rockville High School, two weeks ago, on March 16. “The recent tragic incident at […]

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