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Montgomery Councilmember Craig Rice Hosts Community Meeting on the County’s Fiscal Year 2019 Capital Improvements Program

“I want to hear from folks about what their priorities are and how the Council can better serve the Upcounty,” said Councilmember Rice. “This meeting is a good opportunity to talk about capital project needs, how budget decisions are made, and discuss opportunities that residents have to influence these decisions.” 

For further information about the meeting, contact Councilmember Rice’s office at 240-777-7955 or email him at: councilmember.rice@montgomerycountymd.gov

(see press release)

On Mon., Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Gaithersburg High School, Councilmember Rice will explain the CIP budget process and seek residents’ input on priorities

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 13, 2017—Montgomery County Council Education Committee Chair Craig Rice will host a community meeting to discuss the County’s Capital Improvements Program, which includes funding for construction projects, such as schools and roads, that are programmed in the next six years.  The meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Gaithersburg High School, which is located at 101 Education Blvd. in Gaithersburg.  The community meeting will seek input and provide information on capital projects in the County, with a special focus on Upcounty issues.   (see more)

We are in the middle of domestic violence awareness month so I felt the need to share my story.
Many of you don’t know that in 1993, my Aunt Millie, her son Trevor and the nurse caring for Trevor were murdered by my uncle, Lawrence Horn. Investigation Discovery just completed a powerful piece that tells our story.  It’s called “Shattered-Sins of the Father”.
( video)
@Love_IsNotAbuse

My mother and “cousins”/sisters are some of the strongest women I know.

Please know it’s not ok to let someone disrespect you. It’s not ok to let someone hit you. It’s not ok to let someone demean you. That is not love and it can cost you your life.

Love yourself and say no to domestic violence. If you need help, please call our Family Justice Center on 240 773- 0444 or 240 777- 4673 or 
1800-799-SAFE (7233) 

Councilmember Craig Rice Selects Finalists for

Councilmember for a Day Challenge

Winner will be selected on Nov. 29 at Council Youth Town Hall meeting

“Communication is a two-way street. I am always looking for creative ways to empower young people to become more involved in government and to provide experiential learning for students,” said Councilmember Rice. “The ‘Councilmember for a Day’ challenge is a fun and educational way to get young people excited about government, and for local leaders to learn how we can do a better job of reaching students.”    

Councilmember Rice’s video segment inviting students to participate in the challenge and recapping the experience of the 2016 “Councilmember for a Day,” Angela Wu can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/uvvh5Lk11HE .

TELLING YOUR STORY WITH TERREL AND NIC:
MEET COUNCILMEMBER CRAIG RICE 

" The topic on this episode of Telling Your Story with Terrel and Nic is civic involvement. Terrel and Nic are joined by the Honorable Craig Rice from the Montgomery County Council. Their conversation covers how the Councilman got involved in being on the Montgomery County Council. He also gives examples of how easy it can be to make a difference in the community along with some other fun activities that he has been involved in.  

Councilmember Craig Rice Selects Finalists for

Councilmember for a Day Challenge

Winner will be selected on Nov. 29 at Council Youth Town Hall meeting

“Communication is a two-way street. I am always looking for creative ways to empower young people to become more involved in government and to provide experiential learning for students,” said Councilmember Rice. “The ‘Councilmember for a Day’ challenge is a fun and educational way to get young people excited about government, and for local leaders to learn how we can do a better job of reaching students.”    

Councilmember Rice’s video segment inviting students to participate in the challenge and recapping the experience of the 2016 “Councilmember for a Day,” Angela Wu can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/uvvh5Lk11HE .

COMMISSION ON INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION
( Latest Kirwan Commission Update)  

Maryland Commission on Innovation and
Excellence in Education 
to Hold Four Public Hearings Around the State for Public Input
( Press Release

AutBuddy Proclamation

(Annapolis, MD) –– The Maryland Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education will hold four public hearings throughout the State for people to testify on policies and strategies to make Maryland a top performing education system in the world and to prepare students for the 21st century global economy, and the funding needed for public preK 12 schools to achieve those goals.  “Maryland’s public schools are good, but they can be much better,” said Dr. William E. “Brit” Kirwan, former chancellor of the University System of Maryland and chair of the Commission.  “Our students deserve to receive the best education in the world –– and they will need it to be competitive in the 21st century.  We welcome the input of teachers, parents, students, and others who care about public schools to tell us what they think we need to do for Maryland to become a world class education system and prepare students for college and careers.”   ( Read More

"Since taking office in 2010, I’ve advocated on behalf of Clarksburg on the pressing need to widen and realign Stringtown Road due to the grave safety concerns addressed by residents,” said Councilmember Craig Rice, who represents Clarksburg and much of the up-county. “I am pleased that the community can now access Stringtown Road with confidence because of its enhanced accessibility and safety improvements for drivers and pedestrians.”.  ( read more)

Community meets to Discuss 
Universal Pre-K  in
Montgomery County

What a vibrant, engaged and informative community dialogue we had at our August 23rd Universal Pre-K meeting. The conversation focused on various models of what the educational philosophy of pre-k for all could look like in Montgomery County. Montgomery County Council and Montgomery County Public Schools are working together on setting our kids up for a successful, safe and happy life! If you missed it, watch the video, take a look at a few of the highlights.

COMMISSION ON INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION

AutBuddy Proclamation

Education commission not just about money, but how it’s spent, and what it achieves By Len Lazarick | October 31, 2016...  “ What it will take for Maryland to compete with the best education systems in the world.”
“These other countries that used to be behind us are now way ahead,” said Tucker.
In response to a question from Craig Rice, a Montgomery County Council member, about whether the foreign school systems studied had the same issues with diversity, Tucker said some of the systems, such as Shanghai, had large numbers of disadvantaged students speaking other dialects. ( click here to read the article in its entirety)



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