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FCPS Shares Teacher Accolades

FCPS Shares Teacher Accolades

 

The following information was sent to us by Dian Nelson:

 

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). 
 

MLK Celebration Contests

MLK Celebration Contests

The following information was sent to us by Maria Whittemore:

Frederick County Public Schools is accepting entries for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration art and written expression contests. 

Highest Ever SAT Participation

Highest Ever SAT Participation

 

The following information was sent to us by Deborah Gilmartin:

 

"Textbook Rebellion" To Launch Cross-Country Tour

 

On Wednesday, August 31st, the "Textbook Rebellion," a national coalition for affordable college textbooks, will join the Student PIRGs, students, faculty and an official from   the U.S. Department of Education for a press conference at the University of Maryland College Park to kick off a six-week cross-country tour.

“This fall we will be going to 14 states across the country-40 campuses because prices have been rising 4 times the rate of inflation for the last two decades and we are starting to get to the point where most students don’t buy their textbooks,” explained Textbook Rebellion Advocate Nicole Allen.

Over the next six weeks, the Textbook Rebellion aims to collect 10,000 petition signatures and distribute cost-saving tips, calling on decision makers to prioritize open textbooks, which will reduce the cost of textbooks by 80%.

8 Frederick County Public Schools Should Report to Alternate Schools Wed. Aug. 24th

 

Wed., Aug. 24th Staff Relocations Due to Earthquake

 

New Partnerships Provide Frederick County Public Schools Student Incentives

 

          Frederick County Public Schools recently signed partnership agreements with Beyond Comics and Pump It Up of Frederick.  The partnerships will provide incentive and reward programs for student achievement and perfect attendance.