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Don't miss our Fifth Education Budget community meeting coming up on Monday, March 19th, at White Oak Middle School, 12201 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring (cafeteria), at 6:30 pm.  ( Press Release)

Summer R.I.S.E.  (Real Interesting Summer Experience)

Calling all Businesses and Nonprofits to register at Summer R.I.S.E. (Real Interesting Summer Experience) a locally funded initiaive led by Worksource Montgomery, Inc. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and key partners that provide rising high school juniors and seniors with enriching, three-week, career development experiences.  Visit Summer - here to register.

Moira Johnson
Montgomery Blair High School Senior 
Winner of  the
"Councilmember for A Day Contest" 

Councilmember Craig Rice honored the winner of the second annual “Councilmember for a Day” challenge, Moira Johnson from Montgomery Blair High School, with a proclamation recognizing
her inspiring essay and her scholastic  achievements.  
Click on the video to learn more about our Councilmember for a Day student.  

The Rice Report | February 6, 2018

Welcome to another edition of The Rice Report, an update on current topics and events from Education and Health and Human Services to Brewery and Distillery opportunities, the Agricultural Reserve, the Environment and more.  It’s all about Montgomery County, Maryland, the best place I know of to live, work and play!

Don't miss our Fifth Education Budget community meeting coming up on March 19th, at White Oak Middle School, 12201 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring (cafeteria), at 6:30 pm.  ( Press Release)

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice,  Montgomery County Public School 
Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith, and Dr. DeRionne Pollard, President of Montgomery College invite you to attend our next Education Budget meeting on Monday, March 19, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., at White Oak Middle School, 12201 New Hampshie Avenue, Silver Spring.

Montgomery Blair High School student Moira Johnson, Winner of the 2018 Councilmember for a Day contest,  will experience what it’s like to be a Councilmember on Tuesday, March 6th 

Ms. Johnson’s winning entry was an essay that focused on parental illness and the impact it has on children. 
Her essay can be read ( here

Ms. Johnson will start the day with a breakfast reception in her honor with Councilmembers, Montgomery County Board of Education members and Council staff. Then she will participate in a full Council session and attend all other meetings held by Councilmember Rice.
Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice developed contest to provide students the opportunity to learn about local government, public policy, and leadership  (Press Release)

The Council’s 2018 Black History Month commemoration focused on “Preserving the Past and Educating for the Future.” 

AutBuddy Proclamation

The event included a panel discussion on the importance of preserving African-American culture in the County featuring Gwen Reese, Founder and President of the Sugarland Ethno-History Project; Christine Clarke, resident of the Village of Jerusalem in Poolesville; Anita Neal Powell, President & CEO of the Lincoln Park Historical Foundation; and George W. McDaniel, Ph.D., President McDaniel Consulting, LLC. The event also included a video showcasing the achievements of community leaders Vikram Akwei,, Founder of the High School Success Program; Kevin Beverly, President and CEO, Social & Scientific Systems; Anita Neal Powell, and Michael Williams, Co-founder of the Minority Scholars Program.  (Press Release)

Montgomery County Community met to Discuss 
Universal Pre-K  For All 

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.


AutBuddy Proclamation

To clarify some of the reporting following Thursday’s release of the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education’s Preliminary Report, Commission Chairman William E. Kirwan has the following statement: (press release)

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