Education

January 18, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

El Condado Honra a MLK con Programa de Artes Escénicas en Vivo

El condado de Montgomery llevará a cabo un homenaje y celebración al Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. el lunes 18 de enero a partir de las 5 p.m. a las 6 p.m. en honor al cumpleaños del gran líder de los derechos civiles. El programa de transmisión en vivo de artes escénicas se titula “En […]

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January 18, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Honors MLK With Live Stream Performing Arts Program

Montgomery County is holding a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute and Celebration program Monday, Jan. 18 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in honor of the great civil rights leader’s birthday. The live stream performing arts program is titled, “In His and Their Own Words,” and will reflect on this country’s past with forecasts […]

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January 15, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Former UMD Student Sentenced to Life for 2017 Murder of Bowie State Student

Sean Urbanski, the former University of Maryland student who was charged with fatally-stabbing Richard Collins III on-campus in 2017, was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday with the possibility of parole. Urbanski, 25, could be considered for parole after he serves 15 years, The Washington Post reported. The governor would have to approve if […]

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January 15, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

El Superintendente de MCPS Jack Smith se Jubilará el 1 de Junio

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) anunciaron el jueves que el Superintendente Jack Smith se jubilará a partir del 1 de junio. Smith se ha desempeñado como superintendente de MCPS desde julio de 2016 y actualmente lleva un año en su segundo mandato. Antes de unirse a la comunidad de MCPS, había trabajado […]

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January 14, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Superintendent Jack Smith to Retire June 1

Montgomery County Public Schools announced Thursday that Superintendent Jack Smith will retire effective June 1. Smith has served as superintendent for MCPS since July 2016 and is currently one year into his second term. Before joining the MCPS community he had worked as a lifelong educator as a teacher, principal, and former interim state superintendent […]

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January 14, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

MCPS: Las Vacunas Infundirán Confianza en el Regreso a la Escuela

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) retrasaron el regreso a la instrucción en persona hasta el 15 de marzo de 2021 porque no se cumplieron las métricas de salud específicas. El superintendente de MCPS, Dr. Jack Smith, llevó a cabo el miércoles una sesión informativa virtual para los medios para discutir el plan […]

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January 13, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Hopeful Vaccines Will Instill Confidence for Students’ and Teachers’ Return to School

Montgomery County Public Schools delayed the return to in-person instruction until March 15, 2021 because specific health metrics have not been met. MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith held a virtual media briefing on Wednesday to discuss the plan for students’ return to in-person learning. School district officials shared their COVID-19 vaccination plan. People under the age of […]

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January 13, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Board of Education Seeks More Community Input on School Resource Officer Program

The Montgomery County Board of Education voted unanimously for MCPS officials to go back into the community to seek additional input regarding the School Resource Officer (SRO) Program. During a virtual board meeting on Tuesday, members discussed options including: keeping the existing SRO Program, getting rid of it, or modifying it. Some members have expressed […]

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January 13, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Libraries to Discontinue Sunday Hours

Montgomery County Public Libraries will no longer be open to pick up books on hold on Sundays, and all branches only will be open 48 hours a week beginning Jan. 24. The changes are expected to be temporary. While the libraries themselves are closed to browsers, their new hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 […]

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January 12, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Establishes Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission

Gov. Larry Hogan announced an executive order at a press briefing Tuesday establishing an independent Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission. The commission will be tasked with drawing fair legislative and congressional maps for the 2022 elections. Hogan said the effort is aimed at preventing gerrymandering. The announcement comes more than a year after the U.S. Supreme […]

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