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Mixed Opinions on Deletion of Holiday Names in School Calendar

In November 2014, the MCPS board voted to remove all references to religious holidays from the official calendar. This included Jewish holidays such as Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur as…

No More Semester Exams in MCPS

Earlier this week, MCPS decided to take away semester exams in favor of smaller exams dispersed throughout the year. The decision was passed unanimously by the MCPS board, showing that…

2014-2015 with Increased ACT Performance and Participation

 In the past, the SAT has always been the “gold standard” in college admissions tests, but in recent years, the ACT has changed from being the runner-up to being an…

2015-2016 School Year Welcomes Largest Enrollment in MCPS History

More than 156,000 students returned to school on Monday, August 31, representing an enrollment increase of more than 2,600 students from last year, according to MCPS officials. This marks the…

MCPS Employee Code of Conduct Prohibits Social Media Connections with Students

The Code of Conduct for MCPS employees this year include a provision against social media connections with students, according to MCPS spokesperson Dana Tofig. Though MCPS always had a policy…

Outgoing MCR President Brings Stronger Student Voice to BOE

Outgoing MCR President Brings Stronger Student Voice to BOE

Outgoing MCR-SGA President Richard Yarrow brought a stronger student voice to the Board of Education. Yarrow also saw the introduction of students to the MCPS Operating Budget workgroup, and the…

Board Approves Budget with an Elimination of 380 Staff Positions

On June 16, the Board discussed and approved the 2016 Operating Budget. Part of that dialogue and process involved listening to recommendations from county leaders. Recently, interim superintendent Larry Bowers…

Bowers Named Interim Superintendent with Search Delayed

The Montgomery County Board of Education has named Larry Bowers interim superintendent for the next school-year. Bowers, MCPS’ former long-time Chief Operating Officer, filled in as interim superintendent after the…