Summer programs extended due to later school start date

The county’s summer programs will be extended. Photo from CERDEC via Flickr. In a move likely to please a number of parents of school-age children, the county’s Department of Recreation and the school system announced they are extending their summer programs. The extension will accommodate parents without childcare options and is driven by the executive order signed last fall by … Read More

County’s first STEM Summit held in Silver Spring

This homemade boom box was part of the Kid Museum’s exhibit at the summit. Photo by Mike Diegel. Educators and other stakeholders gathered Sunday to discuss how to increase students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and prepare them for jobs in those fields. The STEM Summit, held in the Silver Spring Civic Building, was designed to “do … Read More

County government will be open Inauguration Day

The Silver Spring Civic Building and other county offices will be open Inauguration Day. Photo from Christopher Consultants Ltd. Unlike at least two other jurisdictions in the area and the federal government, Montgomery County’s government offices will be open on Inauguration Day Jan. 20. The county schools and the school system’s administrative offices will be closed, however. The county’s park … Read More