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Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice, who chairs the Council’s Education Committee, will announce this year’s WINNER of the Councilmember for a Day Challenge on November 29th, at 6:00 p.m., just prior to the Annual Youth Town Hall meeting, in Rockville.

The Montgomery County Council wants to know what is on the minds of younger residents when it hosts its seventh annual Town Hall Meeting for youth on Wednesday, November 29 at the Council Office Building in Rockville. The meeting, in the Council’s Third Floor Hearing Room, will start at 7 p.m.  (November 16, 2017 Press Release)
(video)

The Rice Report, November 20, 2017 

The November, 2017 Rice Report is an update on my recent visit to Korea and China, my Bills to Ban Circus Animals in Montgomery County and to Protect our Burial Sites. My thoughts on Transportation issues, the Minimum Wage, and Employment Opportunities for our youth. 

Highlights from Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice's Community Meeting 
November 13, 2017
on our
FY2019-24 Capital Improvements Program (CIP)

 

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. 

Montgomery Sister Cities 2017:
People have come to Montgomery County, Maryland from every corner of the globe. Montgomery County Sister Cities Inc. was established as an independent nonprofit organization to connect Montgomery County to the world by encouraging and fostering friendship, partnership, and mutual cooperation through educational, cultural, social, economic, humanitarian, and charitable exchanges between the people of Montgomery County and people from various nations around the world. 

Daejeon - South Korea, Welcomes Montgomery County!

MC Gaming Students Receive Proclamation from County Council
Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice presented a proclamation recognizing the Montgomery College students who won the National Climate Change Gaming Competition this past spring.
(Montgomery College News and Information)

 “We continue to talk about how great Montgomery County students are, and it doesn’t stop once they go on to college,” Councilmember Rice said at the presentation. “It’s an amazing feat that these students continue to press themselves to not only be good students, but to be good stewards in our community.” Watch the presentation of the proclamation right here ( video)

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) 

COMMISSION ON INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION

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

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

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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