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August 11, 2020 | Michelle Queen

National Survey Shows 55% Parents Favor Reopening Schools

With the new school year starting in a few weeks, there is still a debate about schools reopening. A recent national survey shows 55 percent of parents want schools to reopen for in-person learning. The financial website WalletHub asked more than 1,200 parents whether they prefer students to return to the classroom in the fall […]

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July 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Results Are In: 42% of Parents Want Kids at School, 25% of Staff Want to be at School

In June, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) launched parent and staff surveys asking for input about education for the fall semester.  On Tuesday, results were shared at a Board of Education meeting. 55,839 residents responded to the online parent survey, and about 7,000 responded to a phone survey targeted at zip codes with low online […]

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June 26, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Takoma Park City Council Seeks Feedback on New Library Design

The City Council of Takoma Park is encouraging their residents to take a survey to help choose the exterior design of a new library. In order to move forward with the project, the design and cost must be finalized. This project is a collaboration between city staff and RR/MM Lukmire Architects. According to a statement […]

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June 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for June 24 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, June 24, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Pride Month Contemporary Conversation Series: Montgomery County Public Libraries will have a panel discussion about LGBTQ issues tonight at 7 p.m. during its Contemporary Conversation series. 2. Historic District Commission Meeting: The City of Gaithersburg will hold a Historic […]

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June 9, 2020 | Mira Varghese

MCPS Asking Parents, Guardians For Preferences on Summer School Programs

MCPS is seeking parents’ and guardians’ input on this year’s upcoming summer school programs through a recently released survey. Despite the school year having ended early due to COVID-19, MCPS is still planning to offer various summer school programs to elementary and secondary students. According to a statement by MCPS, students will be able to participate […]

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July 26, 2019 | Ambika Narula

Montgomery County Introduces a New Survey for Businesses

Montgomery County has introduced a new survey, the 4Business Climate Survey, which is a part of the 4Business: Benchmarking to Be the Best for Business Initiative. County Council Vice President Sidney Katz is partnering with County Executive Marc Elrich on the 4Business initiative. Once the survey ends, Elrich and Katz will hold two 4Business meetings […]

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July 9, 2019 | Ben Palmer

County Residents Give Input on Desired Qualities for Next Police Chief

As County Executive Mark Elrich looks for the next police chief, he has released a survey asking residents what they want to see from Tom Manger’s successor, and the results were released last month. According to the county government, the survey generated 1,028 responses, which were taken into consideration along with 95 responses made at […]

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February 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Where Should Montgomery County’s Next Dog Park Be Located?

Montgomery Parks is looking for feedback from the community to help them determine the next dog park location. The feedback will be used in their Dog Parks Site Suitability (DPSS) Study. This study will not only be used “as a reference tool” for future dog parks but, according to Montgomery Parks, it “may also help identify […]

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April 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

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Poolesville Celebrates 150th Anniversary with an Aerial Photo Shoot (VIDEO)

One week ago, thousands of residents in the Town of Poolesville showed up at Whalen’s Commons for an aerial photograph to celebrate the town’s 150th anniversary. Take a look: We’re doing an aerial photo to celebrate our 150th anniversary! Join us at 9 a.m. at Whalen Commons to help us spell out 150. — Town […]

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January 17, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 17, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Jan. 17, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County Council members are back at work today, and on the agenda is the issue of raising the minimum wage, and whether to study its impact. 2. Registration opens for Montgomery County’s summer camps today. 3. Gaithersburg officials want you to […]

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