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Montgomery County Public Schools

Aug 15, 2023

Parents lose challenge to gender guidelines at Montgomery County public schools

A federal appeals court ruled that Montgomery County parents do not have standing to challenge the local public school system's gender guidelines.

Mar 27, 2023

ACES program provides pathway to college, careers for Montgomery students

The Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES) program is a collaborative effort to provide a structured pathway to a bachelor’s degree.

Nov 1, 2021

Montgomery County schools administrator drops COVID-19 vaccine mandate lawsuit

A Montgomery County Public Schools administrator dropped his lawsuit over the system's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employees after receiving a religious exemption.

Oct 13, 2021

Montgomery County schools ask judge to deny injunction against vaccine mandate

A Montgomery County Public Schools administrator who sued over a COVID-19 vaccine mandate received a religious exemption this week, rendering his federal lawsuit moot, the school system contends in a new court filing. The employee’s suit, filed last month in U.S. District Court in Maryland, said that the anonymous administrative employee inquired about a religious […]

Apr 22, 2019

Feds probe claims of bias against Asian American students

The U.S. Department of Education is investigating allegations of discrimination against Asian American students in Maryland's largest school system.

Nov 26, 2018

Students could skip school to protest under board proposal

High school students could skip classes to attend political protests under a proposal up for debate in a Maryland public school district.

Sep 4, 2018

Official: Maryland school system considers metal detectors

An official with Maryland's largest public school system says metal detectors may be added to student entrances.

Aug 23, 2018

AARP: Montgomery Co. schools cut maintenance worker’s pension because of age

A retired maintenance worker for Montgomery County Public Schools has alleged in a lawsuit the school district’s pension plan violates federal law.

Sep 1, 2017

Md. appellate court: Whistleblower law not applicable to public school teachers

A Maryland appellate court ruled that public school teachers are not protected by the state Whistleblower Protection Law as their employer is the county education board, not the executive branch of the state government. The Court of Special Appeals’ decision, released Wednesday, highlighted the need for blanket whistleblower protections for all public and private employees, […]

Mar 6, 2017

Maryland school bus driver accused of abusing 2 young girls

KENSINGTON — A Montgomery County school bus driver has been accused of sexually abusing two young girls. The Montgomery County Police Department said in a statement that 59-year-old Salvador Rodriguez admitted during an interview to having “inappropriate contact” with two 11-year-old students while they were passengers on his bus. Rodriguez, of North Kensington, Maryland, faces [&hel[...]

Oct 3, 2016

Md. boy promises not to kill himself after drawing a lynching

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE — An 11-year-old Maryland boy has signed a contract promising not to attempt suicide after he drew a picture depicting a black man hanging from a tree, with two Ku Klux Klansmen nearby. Montgomery Village Middle School student Tidiani Epps Jr. tells The Washington Post that the drawing, entitled “Black Lives Matter,” was […]

Dec 8, 2015

Montgomery County to retest for radon at all 202 schools

ROCKVILLE — Montgomery County school officials say they will retest every school in the county for radon after more than two dozen public school buildings showed elevated levels of the odorless, radioactive gas. Interim Superintendent Larry A. Bowers released details of the plan late Sunday, saying it would create a new baseline set of data […]

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