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Report highlights inequality among Montgomery County schools

Montgomery County Schools are held up as some of the best in the country, but a new report highlights a stark divide among high schools that affects student performance.

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 08:40am EDT

Tags: Craig Rice, andrew mollenbeck, Montgomery County schools

Loss of heat, burst pipes force Montgomery schools to close early

Four Montgomery County, Md., schools closed early Tuesday because of a loss of power and heat, and burst pipes.

Tuesday - 01/07/2014, 03:53pm EST

Tags: Montgomery County, Montgomery County schools, school closings, Cold weather, mcps, weather

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Montgomery County schools mull changes to start times

Montgomery County Public Schools will hold four public meetings over the school year to garner parent feedback on a proposed plan to change the starting and ending times for county schools.

Saturday - 10/19/2013, 07:17am EDT

Tags: schools, thomas warren, Montgomery County, Montgomery County schools

Expert introduces mindfulness meditation to Montgomery Co. students, parents

Tara Brach has been teaching meditation for more than 30 years, and on Oct. 7 she will bring her expertise and insight on the practice to students, parents and teachers in Montgomery County, Md.

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 08:55am EDT

Tags: mindfulness, meditation, Tara Brach, Montgomery County schools, students, school, parents

Kensington water-main break closes two schools

The Montgomery County School Department confirmed that the Steven Knolls School and Oakland Terrace Elementary School are now closed.

Friday - 09/06/2013, 09:40am EDT

Tags: Montgomery County schools, water main break, school closures, Kensington

Montgomery Co. schools must rethink school evaluations

Montgomery County has long touted its teacher evaluation system, which includes peer review for struggling teachers, as a great tool to ensure quality in the classroom. However, State Superintendent Lillian M. Lowery - the head of Maryland's schools - is not impressed.

Saturday - 02/09/2013, 08:38am EST

Tags: Montgomery County schools, Kate Ryan, Race to the Top, State Superintendent Lillian M. Lowery, The Gazette

Montgomery Co. PTAs hold forum on school safety

While Maryland state lawmakers consider legislation on everything from banning assault- style weapons to procedures involving gun shop inspections, communities are examining school safety.

Thursday - 01/10/2013, 06:13pm EST

Tags: Montgomery County Board of Education, Montgomery County schools, school safety, Kate Ryan

Keeping children safe during sniper attacks

From the moment news broke that five people were murdered in random shootings in Montgomery County, parents wanted to know: How could the schools keep their children safe?

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 10:49am EDT

Tags: sniper, Kate Ryan, D.C. Snipers, Larry Bowers, Montgomery County schools, school safety

More D.C. area students hit the books again

More students across the D.C. region headed back to school Monday, part of a growing national trend to get kids back in class earlier in the year.

Monday - 08/27/2012, 09:51am EDT

Tags: back-to-school, students, Montgomery County schools, Loudoun County School, D.C. Public Schools

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