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MEDIA ADVISORY: MCPS and County Officials to Discuss Impact of BELL Program TODAY (March 9)

March 9, 2017

Montgomery County Board of Education President Michael Durso and Superintendent Jack Smith will join Councilmember Nancy Navarro and representatives from BELL and the Rales Foundation TODAY (March 9) to offer details of the successful impact of the BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) summer learning program in Montgomery County. Newly released data show that the BELL program made significant progress toward reducing the “summer slide” for students in mathematics and reading.

WHAT: News conference to address impact of the BELL summer learning program in Montgomery County

WHO: Among those scheduled to speak at the event are:

-Michael Durso, President, Montgomery County Board of Education

-Jack R. Smith, Superintendent, Montgomery County Public School

-Nancy Navarro, Councilmember, Montgomery County Council

-Josh Rales, President, Norman and Ruth Rales Foundation

-Jaime Crespo, Director of Communications, BELL

-Betsy Perry, Special Education Teacher, Montgomery County Public Schools

WHEN: Thursday, March 9 at 11:15 a.m.

WHERE: Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville

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