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Montgomery County Public Schools will close at the regularly scheduled time today. All school-sponsored afterschool and evening activities are CANCELED. Day care programs in school buildings will remain open as scheduled. Community use activities in school buildings will occur, as scheduled.

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Todas las escuelas públicas del Condado de Montgomery cerrarán en su horario habitual, hoy. Todas las actividades después de la escuela auspiciadas por las escuelas están canceladas. Programas de cuidado diario en edificios escolares se mantendran abiertos en su horario programado. Actividades comunitarias en edificios escolares procederán como han sido programadas.

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MCPS Teacher of the Year Finalists

Three MCPS teachers have won the Veteran Teacher Award from the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund and are now finalists for the MCPS Teacher of the Year Award. The recipients are: Joseph Gannon of Damascus High School, Jill Raspen of Ridgeview Middle School and Josephine Luster of Chevy Chase Elementary School. The MCPS Teacher of the Year will be announced April 21 at the Champions for Children event, sponsored by MCBRE.

Teacher of the Year Finalists

National Search Under Way for New Superintendent

The Montgomery County Board of Education is conducting a national search for a new superintendent of schools. As part of the search process, public forums are being held on March 4 and 5 to give parents, staff, students, and community members the opportunity to identify the educational priorities and leadership qualities they would like to see in the next superintendent.

Public Forums

Getting Ready for PARCC

MCPS students in grades 3 through 8 and some high school classes will take the new English and mathematics Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments this year. The first of two PARCC testing periods will begin on March 3. The new assessments will provide a better measure of whether students are meeting grade-level expectations.


Monifa McKnight Named Middle School Principal of the Year

Monifa McKnight, principal of Ridgeview Middle School, has been named the Maryland Middle School Principal of the Year by the Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP). Scott Pfeifer, executive director of MASSP, presented the award at a surprise event at the school on Feb. 26.

MS Principal of the Year

Featured Videos

Education Matters: Superintendent Search

News in 90 - This Week’s News in English and Spanish

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers

Matsunaga ES Celebrates Lunar New Year

Behind the Scenes in MCPS

The Strategic Planning Framework

Superintendent Asks for Increase in School Construction Budget


Meet Teacher Sean Pang from Rockville HS 

Superintendent Search

Learn more about the search for a new superintendent for MCPS and how you can provide input.

Child Abuse and Neglect

Learn more about MCPS policy and about the work of the Child Abuse and Neglect Work Group.


Learn more about the new state assessments being given this year in English and math.