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Montgomery County Proclaims October 20th as Lights On Afterschool Day

Montgomery County Proclaims October 20th as Lights On Afterschool Day

 

The following information was sent to us by Judy Stiles: 

 

Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday

Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday

According to the Montgomery County Public School System:

“Athenaeum Symposia” Kicks off Oct. 12 at Montgomery College

“Athenaeum Symposia” Kicks off Oct. 12 at Montgomery College

 

The following information was sent to us by Marcus Rosano and Elizabeth Homan:

Montgomery College’s fall 2011 speaker series, Athenaeum Symposia, featuring three separate lectures by noted scholars, artists, and activists, begins Wednesday, October 12, 2011 with Fulbright Professor Ira Berlin. All three lectures begin at 7 p.m. in Globe Hall in the High Technology and Science Center located at the College’s Germantown Campus, 20200 Observation Drive.

The second lecture will be given by Shakespearian performers Lise Bruneau and Marcus Kyd on October 24. The third, scheduled for November 2, features Lilly Ledbetter, the inspiration behind the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The lectures are free and open to the public.

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). 
 

28 Seniors Named National Achievement Scholarship Semifinalists

28 Seniors Named National Achievement Scholarship Semifinalists

 

The following notice was sent to us from Montgomery County Pubilc Schools:

Award Recognizes Academically Promising African American Students

Twenty-eight Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) seniors have been selected as semifinalists for a National Achievement Scholarship. The scholarship program, administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, recognizes academically promising African American students across the nation and awards college scholarships to hundreds of these students every year.