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Montgomery College professor lauded

CASEprofessorROCKVILLE – Montgomery College professor of theater KenYatta Rogers is the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Maryland professor of the year.

Rogers, a professor at the college since 2000, teaches classes in voice and diction, movement for the performer and fundamentals of acting. He is also the advisor for the Black Box Players, a student theater group, and mentors more than 30 students each year. Rogers has served as a director and coach for more than 15 productions at Montgomery College. 

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Board of Education approves $223 million in plans

100 dollar billsANNAPOLIS – The Montgomery County Board of Education approved an additional $223.3 million in amendments to Dr. Joshua Starr’s six-year Capital Improvements Program (CIP). Starr said the funds will help Montgomery County Public Schools address its growing enrollment, which is estimated to increase to 165,000 students by the 2020-2021 school year.

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Korman finds realization of dream in latest election

kormanBETHESDA – For state delegate-elect Marc Korman, his election to the state house of delegates is the result of years of hard work and the realization of a lifelong dream. Korman, a Montgomery County native, has been serving on government and civic boards and has held elected office since 2007.

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Feldman heads back to state senate

Brian J. FeldmanPOTOMAC – Brian Feldman said he is honored to be going back to Annapolis for the fourth time. The former three-term state delegate is newly elected to his first official term as senator. Feldman has been serving in the Senate since 2013 when he was appointed by Governor Martin O’Malley to serve the rest of Senator Rob Garagiola’s term.

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Public schools find themselves the butt of national jokes following decision

MCPS logoROCKVILLE – In the wake of its controversial Nov. 11 vote to remove the names of religious holidays from its 2015-2016 calendar, the Montgomery County Board of Education has received nationwide criticism for its decision – with one editorial nicknaming MCPS “the public school system that stole Christmas.”

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Montgomery Parks Seeks to Build Henson Museum

Josiah Henson bwNORTH BETHESDA – Josiah Henson was born a slave near Port Tobacco in Charles County, Maryland in 1789. After his family’s master’s death, Henson was separated from his family. His mother, who had been sold to Montgomery County plantation owner Isaac Riley, pleaded with her new master to purchase Josiah so she could at least have her youngest child with her.

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Local charity organization brings holiday cheer to families

TreeLightingThe winter holidays are often a time of stress and disappointment for low-income families who cannot afford a large Thanksgiving dinner or presents. Bethesda-based charitable organization A Wider Circle will brighten several families’ holidays by delivering baskets of donated food and grocery store gift cards to use for Thanksgiving dinner.  

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