September 18, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Board of Education Candidate Talks With High School Students About Virtual Learning

Montgomery County Board of Education candidate Sunil Dasgupta talked with students from local high schools Thursday night about their experiences with virtual learning and what they think could be done better. “I want to come out of this [pandemic] stronger. I want to come out of this not with the old normal. I want to […]

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September 18, 2020 | Staff Writer

MCPS Seeks Feedback on Virtual Learning Experiences

Montgomery County Public Schools wants feedback from parents, students, and staff on their virtual learning experience so far three weeks into the school year. The school system released a parent/guardian survey to ensure families have the resources needed to engage in virtual learning successfully. Answers are confidential and will be reported together with the feedback from other families, […]

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September 17, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Nine Additional Private Schools Investigated Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Some private schools in the county that started the school year with in-person learning are experiencing COVID-19 case related investigations, according to local health officials. On Wednesday, during a weekly virtual media briefing, Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles spoke about the non-public schools linked to possible COVID-19 cases within the past week. “We […]

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September 17, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Arcola Teacher on Virtual Learning: ‘You Wish You Could Give Them a Hug’

“This is just something that was thrust upon us, and we are doing the best we can,” said Arcola Elementary School kindergarten teacher Margaret Norris about her experiences with virtual learning. Despite the technology glitches and remembering to take herself off mute, Norris said she believes her students are learning and still getting the chance […]

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September 16, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

El Viernes habrá un Diálogo en Español sobre los Retos en las Clases Virtuales

El viernes 18 de septiembre a las 6:30 p.m. se llevará a cabo un diálogo sobre los retos de las clases virtuales con expertos en diversos temas y enfocado a los padres de familia del condado de Montgomery. La conversación será en español y está enfocada en apoyar el bienestar mental así como abordar los […]

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September 15, 2020 | Staff Writer

MCPS Co-Hosting Family-Focused Community Discussion on Virtual Learning

Montgomery County Public Schools and the Montgomery County Faith Community Advisory Council are teaming up to host a virtual town hall at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16. The family-focused community discussion will focus on the status of virtual learning in MCPS. Other topics include student and family supports, technology and training, school meals, and mental […]

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September 15, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Universities at Shady Grove Name Longtime Virginia Tech Scholar as New Executive Director

The Universities at Shady Grove have announced Dr. Anne Khademian as their new Executive Director. In her new leadership role, Khademian will oversee USG, a campus in Montgomery County that offers degree programs from a dozen Maryland institutions. She will also serve as the University System of Maryland’s Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Khademian […]

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September 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

State Athletic Association Details Second Semester Plan for High School Sports

The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) released its “Roadmap for Return to Interscholastic Athletics and Extracurricular Activities” on Friday detailing a two-semester plan for high school sports.  The MPSSAA decided that during the second semester, which begins Feb. 1, 2021 and ends June 19, competitions will be allowed and seasons will operate on […]

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September 11, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

MCPS Superintendent Smith: Virtual Learning May Mark the End of Snow Days

During Thursday’s virtual MCPS Board of Education meeting, Dr. Jack Smith told viewers and fellow board members that snow days might be coming to an end in light of virtual learning. In response to a question posed by Board Member Jeanette Dixon on the procurement of technology needed for teachers in the future, Dr. Smith […]

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September 11, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Brooke Lee Middle School to be Renamed In November

The Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle School in Silver Spring moved closer to rid its ties with a state and county politician from the early 1900s whose company developed racially-restricted properties. During its Sept. 10 meeting, the Montgomery County Board of Education added the name of Brigadier General Charles Edward McGee of Bethesda, a retired […]

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