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In 2012, Student Member of the Board of Education John Mannes created a countywide press network to help build a conduit to share fresh and relevant information written by youth to the wider Montgomery County student body.

Hispanic Heritage Month in Montgomery County

Hispanic Heritage Month in Montgomery County

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15, and it allows Americans to pay tribute to Latin Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation!  Nearly…

Superintendent Dr. Smith looks toward the future of MCPS

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith recently discussed the strengths of the MCPS system in his interview with the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC). Also, Dr.…

MCPS releases first draft of 2018-19 calendar

MCPS has recently released the first draft of the calendar for the 2018-2019 school year. The Policy Management Committee will review this draft prior to it being presented to the…

Balancing diversity and rigor requirements in magnet programs

Every year, hundreds of middle and high school students around MCPS receive a life-changing letter: they got accepted to a magnet program of their choice. Though this program’s traditional purpose…

Deterioration of metro system prompts taxation debate

The state of the Washington D.C. Metro has greatly deteriorated over the course of the past several years. Within this time, the heavy rail transit system has become prone to…

Montgomery County considers new $15 minimum wage bill

In January 2017, Montgomery County executive Isiah Leggett vetoed a proposed bill which would have eventually raised the county’s hourly minimum wage to $15. The bill in question was passed…

Delaying School after Labor Day

Although it seems like we have been at school for a long time, it has only been a month since school started this year. Unlike past years, school started after…

Hogan opposes the implementation of ESSA in Maryland school systems

Controversy over the education issue arose anew with the advent of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Passed in 2015 under President Obama’s administration, ESSA seeks to improve state…

Residents Protest Purple Line Construction

Earlier this month, Governor Larry Hogan and other state and local officials defended the rapid start for construction on the Purple Line. However, opponents of the new light rail system…

Silver Creek Middle School opens its doors

Silver Creek Middle School opens its doors

Silver Creek Middle School opened its doors for the first time on September 5, 2017. Named after the “natural winding stream” nearby, the new Kensington school is a four-story, 163,000…

MCPS releases school safety report amidst sexual assault cases

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) recently released an interim report on school safety and security. In the wake of Rockville High School’s rape case last March, superintendent Jack Smith commissioned…