ROCKVILLE – After discussing the school system’s operating budget last week, the Montgomery County Council education committee again met with officials from Montgomery County Public Schools and the Board of Education to discuss the capital improvements projects budget.
The senior class at Gaithersburg High School is pulling out all the stops in an appeal to get Ellen Degeneres to be the guest speaker at their graduation.
Using YouTube, senior Haley Duff has put together a music video as an appeal to Degeneres to speak at the senior graduation six months from now.
"We would really, really love it if you can come speak to our class in May," Duff says as the video begins.
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MCPS students took nearly 33,000 AP exams in 2012, the most in the district's history. Across the district, 75 percent of those exams earned a college-ready score of 3 or higher—a dramatic increase from 2011.