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March 6, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Maryland Delays Standardized Tests Until Fall Semester

On March 4, the Maryland State Board of Education announced that all standardized testing will be postponed until the fall. The United States Department of Education has maintained that states must administer annual standardized tests this year, but has extended the deadline for when tests must be taken. The board agrees that the value of […]

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April 22, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Oakland Terrace Elementary School Receives Green Ribbon Award

Oakland Terrace Elementary School was awarded the Green Ribbon Award on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education. The U.S. Department of Education announced the Green Ribbon Schools, based on their commitment to safe, healthy and sustainable learning environments. 39 schools, 11 districts and five colleges and universities across the nation were awarded with the […]

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March 25, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Maryland Pursuing Waiver For Standardized Tests

Maryland State Superintendent Karen Salmon on Tuesday requested permission from the state Board of Education to submit a waiver for standardized testing. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Department of Education is allowing states to apply for waivers to exempt them from administering standardized tests this school year.  On March 12, Gov. Larry Hogan […]

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January 29, 2020 | Grace Mottley and Maryam Shahzad

Department of Education Says Richard Montgomery Cheating Allegations are False

In a press release on Jan. 22, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) said the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) found that cheating allegations made by a teacher at Richard Montgomery High School (RMHS) are unsubstantiated.  On Jan. 20, The Washington Post published an article based on allegations from Brian Donlon, a social studies teacher […]

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November 20, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Student Board Member Makes Pointed Comment about Education Secretary DeVos

Student Member of the Montgomery County Board of Education (SMOB) Nate Tinbite made a wry remark about U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in a tweet on Friday.  The tweet featured a photo of straight-faced Tinbite standing with a smiling DeVos. The caption read, “Only one of us believes in public education.” In a follow-up […]

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May 2, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Officials Call National High School Rankings List ‘Inaccurate’

MCPS Says U.S. News & World Report Has ‘Discrepancy’ in School Data Montgomery County Public Schools emailed families Wednesday evening about U.S. News and World Report‘s 2019 national high school rankings list. School officials are claiming that the data U.S. News & World Report used to compile the list is faulty. In the email, MCPS […]

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March 18, 2016 | Staff Writer

Sligo Middle School Nominated for National Green Ribbon School Award

Sligo Middle School has been nominated by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) for the National Green Ribbon Schools Award. The Silver Spring school was one of two schools nominated by MSDE. The Green Ribbon Schools Award program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and recognizes schools that save energy, reduce costs, […]

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August 6, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Let’s Read, Let’s Move (VIDEO)

School is out and kids are reading. That’s right some Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students and other area kids are showing us that education never takes a break, not even in the summer. MCPS-TV reports. Visit our PEG partner MCPS TV to view more of its local programming.

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July 20, 2012 | Staff Writer

Elementary students attending Let's Read Let's Move initiative in DC

“Let’s Read! Let’s Move!” (Video)

Students from Southlake Elementary School in Gaithersburg took a field trip to the Department of Education to participate in the “Let’s Read! Let’s Move!” initiative. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan talked with and read to the students.The students also met President Obama’s personal chef and trainer. Take a look. Learn more at the U.S. Department […]

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