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ROCKVILLE – Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) central office staff said they want to revise their approach to secondary education for middle and high school students who have limited English proficiency (LEP). Staff presented its findings on MCPS data about LEP secondary students during a Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education meeting Nov. 12. […]

WHEATON – On Oct. 14, Wheaton High School seniors arrived at school to learn that a Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) student downloaded the personal data of over 1,300 of their own. The information stored on a “college and career readiness” software service called Naviance included test scores, GPAs, personal information, phone numbers and email […]

ROCKVILLE – A union representing Montgomery county public school teachers, counselors and other school professionals shared concerns with staff and the school board about the system, such as inadequate staffing, lack of respect and low pay. Some of the work environments, they said, are not ideal for teaching or do not meet the needs of […]

Despite its emphasis on sustainability and recycling, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) spent $415,000 on single-use water bottles durin…

ROCKVILLE – Despite its emphasis on sustainability and recycling, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) spent $415,000 on single-use water bottles during the 2018-2019 school year. The district purchased 3 million eight-ounce bottles of water for use in the elementary schools and spent $515,000 for 16.9-ounce bottles for students in the upper grades. When State Del. […]

ROCKVILLE – As the children entered a room filled high with backpacks, lunch bags, books and other school supplies, their eyes widened. Some quickly grabbed their favorites; others slowly checked everything out. The Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless annually holds its Back to School Fair to ensure that the 300 children it serves will […]

GAITHERSBURG – The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Office of Procurement recently posted a request for proposals, outlining what its staff wanted in a contracted analysis of how it determines boundary line changes. The Montgomery County Board of Education wanted to make sure future reviews of school assignment boundary lines are in line with their […]