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Montgomery County schools move ahead with soccer field bids

A Montgomery County Council committee is staying out of the turf war over access to soccer fields at Montgomery County schools. The council's education committee voted to let the school system move ahead on a construction bid for a field at Winston Churchill High School while a lawsuit over access to school fields plays out.

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 08:50am EDT

Tags: MSI Soccer, soccer fields, kate ryan

Montgomery County Board of Education to examine members' credit card use

After reports about the usage of Montgomery County Board of Education-issued credit cards became public, the school board said it would form its own committee to look at policies.

Monday - 07/21/2014, 09:18am EDT

Tags: kate ryan

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,

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, 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,

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, 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: 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: 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, school safety, kate ryan

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