August 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

After Procedure Concerns, County Ends Testing Contract With AdvaGenix

Montgomery County will no longer be using COVID-19 tests from AdvaGenix, the Rockville lab that was supplying and processing tests for the county’s free sites.  The county announced Tuesday that its contract with AdvaGenix was terminated after the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) ordered the lab to stop processing tests on Friday. The MDH said […]

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May 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Will Get at Least 7,500 COVID-19 Tests Weekly Under New Contract

A laboratory in Rockville has partnered with Montgomery County to expand COVID-19 testing capacity by thousands weekly, the county announced in a statement.  On June 8, the county plans to begin receiving 20,000 tests each week. Montgomery County has a contract with AdvaGenix, a genetics laboratory that developed the oral swab tests for the county. […]

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December 17, 2015 | Sonya Burke

The Latest on Radon Testing in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice provides an update on radon testing in Montgomery County public schools and government buildings. Visit this web page for the most current radon info we have for each school & summary info for all schools: https://t.co/IsCsuHcOPI — MCPS (@MCPS) December 17, 2015

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December 7, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Dise Calls for Radon Testing at County Facilities

David Dise, director of the Department of General Services (DGS) for Montgomery County, said he is calling for radon tests of county facilities following news that 26 Montgomery County public schools and two other MCPS buildings tested positive for elevated levels of radon. “Given the results reported by MCPS, I have initiated an investigation of […]

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December 7, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Rice Surprised to Learn of MCPS Radon Levels (VIDEOS)

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice said he was surprised to learn of elevated radon levels in 26 schools and two MCPS buildings last week. That’s because as the sponsor of a recently passed radon bill, he said, his staff previously asked the school district for information about radon levels and was assured there was not […]

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September 22, 2015 | Aline Barros

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Board of Education Shared Budgetary Interests for FY17

Montgomery County Board of Education met on Monday to discuss ten budgetary interests for Fiscal Year 2017. Among them: ensuring no child “falls through the cracks,” support challenging opportunities to all students, recruit staff who is culturally proficient, provide support to students before kindergarten, among others. These items are a way to guide the Montgomery […]

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July 14, 2015 | Staff Writer

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MCPS Eliminates Middle School Final Exams

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will make changes to its assessment program beginning this school year in order to increase instructional time and relieve the testing burden on the district’s students. The Montgomery County Board of Education on Tuesday endorsed a district plan to eliminate all MCPS-developed final exams in middle school courses this coming […]

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