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July 11, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

MCPS Kicks Off School Supply Drive (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Public Schools kicked off its drive for school supplies today at Wootton High School. Families and representatives from nonprofits had the opportunity to pickup supplies at the annual drive. According to the MCPS website, supplies were donated by students and staff from 81 MCPS schools and several offices. Superintendent Jack Smith, School Board […]

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July 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

Larry Bowers Retires After 38 Years of Service at MCPS (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers retired on June 30th after 38 years of service to Montgomery County Public Schools. MCPS-TV reports. Visit our PEG partner MCPS-TV to view more of its local programming.

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May 31, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Bowers Overturns B-CC Principal’s Decision

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) interim superintendent Larry Bowers has decided to allow some Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School (B-CC) students who reportedly consumed alcohol during prom activities to participate in the school’s graduation ceremonies. His decision overrules the principal’s decision on this matter. Bowers announced his decision in a letter to B-CC senior families dated […]

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May 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Dr. Karen Salmon Named Superintendent of Maryland Schools (PHOTO)

The Maryland State Board of Education has announced Dr. Karen Salmon as the next state superintendent of Maryland schools, effective July 1. According to a news release, Dr. Salmon will begin serving as Acting Superintendent on June 1, and take the helm as State Superintendent one month later. She will succeed Interim State Superintendent Jack […]

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April 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Maryland Education Officials Rejected MCPS’ Two Day Waiver Request

Remember all those snow days? Well, Maryland education officials have rejected Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) request for a waiver of two school days lost to the wintry weather. MCPS officials released this statement: “We are disappointed in the state’s decision at this point to deny our request for a two-day waiver. We are exploring our […]

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March 18, 2016 | Sonya Burke

BOE President Durso on Dr. Jack Smith as MCPS Superintendent (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools’ new superintendent, Dr. Jack Smith, is scheduled to begin work on July 1 now that the Board of Education has finalized his contract. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Board of Education President Michael Durso shares his thoughts on the new superintendent.

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March 16, 2016 | Sonya Burke

BOE President Durso Describes Interim Superintendent Bowers as the “Rock of Gibraltar” (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers will retire from the school system on June 30th after 37 years. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Board of Education President Michael Durso shares his admiration and respect for Bowers. MCPS’ new superintendent, Dr. Jack Smith, is scheduled to begin work on July 1.

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March 8, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Board of Education Approves Jack Smith as New Superintendent of Schools

The Montgomery County Board of Education approved the appointment of Jack Smith as superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools on Tuesday, March 8. According to a news release, Smith’s contract spans four-years and includes, a $275,000 salary per year, $40,000 of deferred compensation, and $19,875 toward his retirement plan. Smith will also receive additional benefits […]

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March 1, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, March 1, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, March 1, in Montgomery County: 1. The city’s new signs say it all: no smoking or vaping at Rockville city parks and facilities beginning today. 2. It’s Tuesday and that means the Montgomery County Council meets today. On the agenda: Councilmember Tom Hucker is expected to introduce a […]

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February 29, 2016 | Staff Writer

Board of Education to Discuss Superintendent’s Proposed Contract

The Montgomery County Board of Education is planning to meet behind closed doors on March 1st to discuss the proposed contract for the Montgomery County Public Schools superintendent and to receive legal advice. The BOE will conduct the closed session from 4 – 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday. You can find out more about this meeting, […]

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