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Montgomery County ‘Keeping It Safe Coalition’ Announces Student Video Contest Winners; Churchill Students Win Second and Third Place

Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services and the Montgomery County Police Department announced the high school and middle school winners of the 2020-21 “Keeping it Safe Coalition” (KIS) student video contest.

Play Ball: Week in Numbers in Montgomery County

Play Ball: Week in Numbers in Montgomery County

Five-Year-Old Handcuffed for Hating School in Montgomery County

The five-year-old left his school building during the school day and was walking down the street when confronted by police officers who yelled at him that he wasn’t allowed to make his own decisions.

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Bullis School Students Helping the Community

Bullis School Students Helping the Community

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Spring Break? Please Take a Break in Montgomery County

Back to school just in time — for Spring Break?

The school system opened just in time – for students to take Spring Break.

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More Students Head Back to School in Person in Montgomery County

From County Councilmember Will Jawando: “Normally the top news of the day would be a new budget, but this morning it's our girls, as they join thousands of other [Montgomery County Public School] students for the first day back to school after a year at home.

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Students Request Mental Health, Not Police in Montgomery County

Multiple concurrent, conflicting and overlapping proposals concerning police in schools

With a new initiative introduced by Councilmember Nancy Navarro last week, four different proposals on the School Resource Officer program are being considered concurrently.

New Visions for Public Schools in Montgomery County

Restorative justice practices offer hope to reduce racial disparities in school discipline.

“It’s not easy to do what my colleagues did today,” said Craig Rice, chair of the Montgomery County Council’s education committee, “which is to open themselves up.”

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Simultaneously: Different Directions in Montgomery County

Council introduces another bill to keep and reimagine SROs before the public responds to bills that prohibit SROs

Two days before the public hearing on council member Will Jawando’s bill to remove School Resource Officers in public high schools because of the disproportionate impact it has on Black and brown students, councilmember Craig Rice introduced a bill to build positive law enforcement relationships within schools.

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SRO Program: ‘Fundamentally Mismatched for Schools’ in Montgomery County

Kyson Taylor told Montgomery County Council that every school day before the pandemic he would dread the walk to portable classrooms at Richard Montgomery High School.

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Will Police Remain a Force in Montgomery County Schools?

Registration already full for public hearing on School Resource Officers program Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m.

Let’s repeat the known facts: Black and Hispanic students are suspended twice as often as their white peers in elementary, middle and high schools.

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent to Retire

Smith will move to Maine to join his wife, helping care for young grandson who had heart surgery.

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack R. Smith announced last week that he will retire effective June 1.

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Montgomery County Board of Education Pushes Back Date for In-person Learning

On Tuesday, Jan. 12, the Montgomery County Board of Education voted to delay the start of returning small groups of students for in-person instruction.

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This Year in Montgomery County, Keep Your Eye On….

Will the Agricultural Reserve be preserved in perpetuity, as intended, or will County Council press forward in 2021 to permit industrial solar power on agricultural land in its effort to combat climate change?

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When Will Those Montgomery County School Bells Ring?

Now that we have rung in the new year and the COVID-19 vaccine is becoming available, will Montgomery County Public Schools return to in-class instruction soon?

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