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Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday

Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday

According to the Montgomery County Public School System:

Montgomery County Public Schools' Graduation Rate Outperforms State

Montgomery County Public Schools' Graduation Rate Outperforms State

The following information was sent to us by Rockville Public Information Office:

The graduation rate for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students remains strong and is higher than the rest of the state, regardless of the formula used to calculate it. 
  The Maryland State Department of Education calculated the graduation rate using two different formulas this year as part of the annual Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) report for high schools. The graduation rate was calculated using the “leaver rate,” which has been used for the past decade, and the new “cohort rate,” which is being used for the first time. 
  Under the leaver rate, the graduation rate for the class of 2011 was 90.7 percent, slightly higher than 2010 (90.1 percent) and higher than the state’s 2011 leaver rate (87 percent). 
 

Four Catholic Schools Win National Blue Ribbon Honor

Four Catholic Schools Win National Blue Ribbon Honor

 

The following information was sent to us by Brie Hall: 

 

170 Montgomery County Public School Students Are National Merit Semifinalists

170 Montgomery County Public School Students Are National Merit Semifinalists

 

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has 170 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists in the 2012 competition, 13 more than the previous year. The semifinalists will go on to compete nationally for scholarships that will be offered in the spring. The competition is sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. 

The MCPS semifinalists come from 14 high schools. The high schools and number of semifinalists are:

Bethesda-Chevy Chase: 14

Montgomery Blair: 44

James Hubert Blake: 1

Winston Churchill: 13

Albert Einstein: 1

Walter Johnson: 9

Richard Montgomery: 39

U.S. Department of Agriculture to Honor All MCPS Elementary Schools for Nutrition and Health

U.S. Department of Agriculture to Honor All MCPS Elementary Schools for Nutrition and Health

According to Montgomery County Schools, on Friday, Sept. 9th, 10 a.m., The United States Department of Agriculture will honor all Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) elementary schools for their focus on healthy meals, quality physical education and nutrition and health education in classrooms. USDA Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Under Secretary Kevin Concannon will present HealthierUS School Challenge awards to all elementary schools.

WHO:  Montgomery County Board of Education President Christopher S. Barclay, Superintendent of Schools Joshua P. Starr, USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon, MCPS Director of Food and Nutrition Services Marla Caplon

Superintendent Starr to Host First 'Listen and Learn' Events

Superintendent Starr to Host First 'Listen and Learn' Events