Education

October 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Riemer Warns More Reopenings Mean ‘We Are Painting Ourselves Into a Corner’ with Schools

Councilmember Hans Riemer is concerned schools are not being prioritized when it comes to Montgomery County’s reopening strategy. “Yes small businesses are paying a price from covid, kids are paying a price from covid too,” Riemer said in an interview with MyMCMedia. Montgomery County Public Schools has been offering virtual learning since March and will […]

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October 21, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Two Local College Students Win Scholarship for Helping Businesses During Pandemic

College students from across the state applied for the Shop Maryland-Tax Free Week Scholarship. Participants were asked to explain how they helped businesses survive during the COVID-19 pandemic. The two statewide winners are from Montgomery County. They were recognized by the Maryland Retailers Association and Comptroller Peter Franchot during a virtual presentation on Friday. Mirian Fuentes […]

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October 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

After Dispute Over Private Schools, County Still Unclear on its Authority to Make Closures

It’s unclear what authority Montgomery County has to make broad school closures if COVID-19 conditions get worse, Emergency Management Director Dr. Earl Stoddard said at a county council meeting Tuesday.  On July 31, Montgomery County was launched into a week-long back and forth with the state when County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles issued an […]

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October 21, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Empleados de la Escuela Martin Luther King, Jr. Dieron Positivo de COVID-19

Tres miembros del personal que trabajan en la escuela secundaria Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. en Germantown dieron positivo por COVID-19, dijeron las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS), el lunes. El 15 de octubre fue el último día que uno de los empleados estuvo en la escuela, dijo MCPS en un mensaje comunitario. […]

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October 21, 2020 | Charles Nyonga

County Alcohol Beverage Service Wins Best Consumer Education Program Award

Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) was awarded the 2020 National Best Practices Consumer Education Program Award by Stateways for its virtual education seminars. ABS is the alcohol wholesaler for Montgomery County. In 2015, Stateways established the Best Practices Awards in eight categories that distinguished alcohol control agencies in the United States and Canada that provide […]

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October 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Three Employees at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School Test Positive for COVID-19

Three staff members working at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School in Germantown have tested positive for COVID-19, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) said Monday. Oct. 15 was the last day one of the employees was at the school, MCPS said in a community message. Anyone who worked with the three staff members has […]

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October 21, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Jawando, Riemer’s New Bill Would Remove Police Officers From Schools

Two Montgomery County councilmembers said they planned to introduce a bill in the next six weeks that would dismantle the school resource officer program. Under this program, police departments in the county place officers in the schools and allow them to respond to school-based incidents. Councilmembers Will Jawando and Hans Riemer attended a MoCo Defund […]

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October 20, 2020 | Staff Writer

MCPS Shares New Interactive Tool for Districtwide Boundary Analysis

Montgomery County Public School officials say the second phase of the Districtwide Boundary Analysis will focus on engagement with a new Interactive Boundary Explorer tool. The tool will offer a more in-depth look at MCPS school boundaries and was designed to provide a comprehensive assessment by analyzing various data points. The interactive tool will be […]

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October 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Police: Former Wootton Football Coach Sexually Assaulted Players, Asked for Explicit Photos

Additional charging details allege that former Wootton High School football coach Christopher Papadopoulos inappropriately touched student players and pressured one for explicit photos. Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) detectives charged Papadopoulos, 26, of Gaithersburg with two counts of sexual abuse of a minor and four counts of fourth degree sexual offense, according to online case […]

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October 19, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

Montgomery College Will Host Forum With Board of Education Candidates

Montgomery College will host a live forum with the Montgomery County Board of Education candidates Thursday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. Shebra Evans (District 4 candidate), Steve Solomon (District 4 candidate), Sunil Dasgupta (At large candidate), Lynne Harris (At large candidate), Michael Fryar (District 2 candidate) and Rebecca Smondrowski (District 2 candidate) will all take […]

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