Larry Bowers

July 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

Larry Bowers Retires After 38 Years of Service at MCPS (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers retired on June 30th after 38 years of service to Montgomery County Public Schools. MCPS-TV reports. Visit our PEG partner MCPS-TV to view more of its local programming.

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July 1, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on the relocation of the Shady Grove bus depot, expansion of the police body worn camera program, the Quicken Loans National golf tournament, and more.

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June 15, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

BOE Approves FY 2017 Budget and Makes Final Call on Collective Bargaining Agreement

The Montgomery County Board of Education unanimously approved the final Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)  Fiscal Year 2017 Operating budget today. The budget is a $139 million increase over the Fiscal Year 2016 budget and according to a news release, includes $37.9 million in targeted funding aimed to reduce MCPS class sizes and close the achievement […]

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June 14, 2016 | Staff Writer

Council in Brief (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council met on June 14, and the elected officials appointed a new Planning Board member and a new Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) member. Susan Kenedy has more about that and more in this episode of Council in Brief:

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June 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

BOE President Michael Durso Addresses B-CC Controversy in Blog Post

In a blog posted on the Board of Education website last Friday, BOE President Michael Durso pledges to work with parents and staff to combat underage drinking and substance use by students attending Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). The post follows a Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School controversy where the interim superintendent of MCPS overturned a […]

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May 31, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Bowers Overturns B-CC Principal’s Decision

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) interim superintendent Larry Bowers has decided to allow some Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School (B-CC) students who reportedly consumed alcohol during prom activities to participate in the school’s graduation ceremonies. His decision overrules the principal’s decision on this matter. Bowers announced his decision in a letter to B-CC senior families dated […]

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May 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke


MCPS Reviews ‘Shelter in Place’ Policies Following Shopping Center Shootings

UPDATED Just one week ago, every public school in Montgomery County was placed on “shelter in place” as police searched for a suspect in the shopping center shootings in Aspen Hill and Bethesda on May 6th. That decision to shelter every school was a first for the district in a decade, according to Derek Turner […]

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May 10, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Glenallan Elementary Principal Receives Superintendent’s Mark Mann Excellence and Harmony Award (VIDEO & PHOTO)

The Montgomery County Board of Education honored Glenallan Elementary School Principal Peter Moran for receiving the Superintendent’s Annual Mark Mann Excellence and Harmony award at a School Board meeting on Tuesday. According to a memo from Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers, the award is given annually to a Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) administrator, “who has shown […]

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April 30, 2016 | Staff Writer

Sligo Middle School Wins Green Ribbon School Award

Sligo Middle School has been selected as a recipient of the 2016 U.S. Green Ribbon Schools Award. The Silver Spring school is among 47 winning schools from across the nation. The Green Ribbon Schools Award program, established in 2011, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and recognizes schools that save energy, reduce […]

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April 19, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Churchill Ranks in Top 100 of Washington Post’s Most Challenging High Schools in America List

Winston Churchill High School ranked number 88 in The Washington Post’s America’s Most Challenging High Schools list for 2016. According to a Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) news release, Churchill also ranks number one among Maryland schools and two among schools in the Washington area. The list also ranks eight  MCPS within the top 20 in […]

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