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August 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Bullis School Parent Reacts to Private School Directive

Gov. Larry Hogan issued an emergency order Monday in a move against Montgomery County’s directive for private schools to remain virtual until at least Oct. 1. MyMCMedia spoke with a Bullis School parent about the county’s directive and fall reopening.

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August 3, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Public Schools Postpone Fall and Winter High School Sports Seasons

The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSA) is postponing high school fall and winter sports season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement pertains to the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year. The decision was made together Maryland schools Superintendent Karen Salmon and the Marland Department of Health. Sports played in the fall […]

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August 3, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

County Public Libraries Hosting ‘Virtual Sleepover’

The Montgomery County Public Libraries will be hosting a virtual sleepover on Friday, August 7 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This event is designed for children from ages eight to 10 years old and will feature activities such as a meet the author talk with Jonathan Roth, a cooking lesson, an interactive trivia game, […]

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August 3, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

MCPS Offers Access to Online Anti-Racist Resources with no Wait Time

MCPS students and staff can now access anti-racist e-books and audiobooks without any wait time until September.  As part of its ongoing commitment to equity and excellence, MCPS students and staff can access anti-racist e-books and audiobooks through the Sora app, MCPS’ digital eBook and audiobook platform from OverDrive, without any wait time until September. […]

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August 3, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

MCPS Cancels Meal Service Tuesday Due to Emergency Weather Conditions

MCPS will cancel its meal service on Tuesday because of expected emergency weather conditions in the county.  IMPORTANT NOTE: MCPS meal service will be canceled tomorrow, Aug. 4 due to projected emergency weather conditions expected in the area. MCPS DFNS will provide double meal service today, Aug. 3. For additional food resources, visit: https://t.co/EWG0DovCgC pic.twitter.com/btA2D9eQxA […]

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July 31, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Private Schools Directed to Stay Closed for Start of Academic Year

Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles issued a directive Friday ordering private and independent schools in the county to remain closed for in-person instruction through Oct. 1. The announcement was made Friday evening in a Montgomery County news release, explaining the decision intends to “protect the health and safety of Montgomery County residents as well as parents, students, […]

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July 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Months into Pandemic, County Residents Share Their Greatest Concerns

The COVID-19 pandemic is global and has impacted everyone. The consequences of the virus have raised many questions and concerns. MyMCMedia asked county residents what issues are foremost on their minds.

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July 27, 2020 | Michelle Queen

WalletHub Ranks Maryland Tenth Best School System

Maryland has the tenth best school system in the nation according to finance website WalletHub. The Massachusetts public school system is ranked number one. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the higher the level of education one completes, the higher their income potential and the lower their chances of unemployment become. WalletHub compared the 50 states […]

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July 27, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Addresses Sexual Assault Incidents During Council Committee Hearing

Montgomery County Public Schools has designated four teams to investigate the numerous sexual assaults allegations that recently have appeared on social media, especially Instagram. A total of 30 MCPS employees sit on the investigation, communications, student support and legal teams that are looking into this summer’s allegations of students feeling uncomfortable and unsafe amongst their […]

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July 24, 2020 | Samantha Subin

‘No Justice, No Peace’: Visuals From Black Lives Matter Protest in Gaithersburg

Black Lives Matter protestors gathered in Gaithersburg July 23 demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain and other victims of police brutality. MyMCMedia covered the protest on social media. Here are some visuals: Passing Brown Station Elementary School. @mymcmedia pic.twitter.com/t9CU5O5ST9 — Maryam Shahzad (@maryam_mcm) July 23, 2020 Protestors are escorted by a police car. “No […]

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