Youth

September 24, 2021 | Margaret Attridge

Montgomery Parks Hosts “Drag Queen Story Hour” As Part of Hispanic Heritage Month

Montgomery Parks is hosting Drag Queen Lady J. Monroe for a “Drag Queen Story Hour” on Saturday, Sept. 24 as part of their celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The event, which is open to all ages and free of charge, will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Brookside Gardens and feature stories […]

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September 24, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Estudiantes de Minorías y Bajos Recursos Gravemente Perjudicados por Clases Virtuales

Tras casi un año y medio de clases virtuales, debido a la pandemia Covid-19, los estudiantes desde kínder hasta segundo grado de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery, están significativamente menos preparados para cumplir con los parámetros de competencia en matemáticas y alfabetización, comparado con los resultados obtenidos en años anteriores previos a la […]

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September 22, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich: ‘COVID Cases Have Continued To Increase Among Students’

The latest data shows an uptick in COVID-19 cases among youth. “Public schools are now in for live sessions five days a week, in-person instruction. COVID cases have continued to increase among students who now account for nearly 30% of all cases reported state-wide,” said Elrich during his weekly virtual media briefing on Wednesday. Along with […]

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September 21, 2021 | Michelle Queen

231 MCPS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has 231 semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition this year from 16 of the county’s high schools. The semifinalists will compete nationally for scholarships that will be announced in the spring. The competition is sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The semifinalists attend 16 high schools: Bethesda-Chevy Chase, […]

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September 16, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

‘Hay buenas Razones para ser Cautelosos’ dice Elrich sobre la Guía de Salud de MCPS

Según la Academia Estadounidense de Pediatría, ha habido un aumento en los casos de COVID-19 entre los niños de todo el país. Mientras tanto, las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) continúan garantizando la seguridad de todos los estudiantes y el personal a través de numerosas medidas de seguridad. “Me alegré de que MCPS […]

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September 16, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich On MCPS Health Guidance: ‘Data Indicates There Are Good Reasons For Us To Be Cautious’

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, there’s been an increase in COVID-19 cases among children nationwide. Meanwhile, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) continues to ensure the safety of all students and staff through numerous safety measures. “I was glad that MCPS has begun rapid testing in the schools this week, and they are reducing […]

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September 15, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Introduces Five-Point Plan to Enhance COVID-19 Response

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) updated its COVID-19 playbook with a new five-point plan, Interim Superintendent Dr. Monifa McKnight said during a virtual briefing in front of the county council Tuesday. McKnight designed the plan to enhance and strengthen COVID-19 measures and position MCPS to respond nimbly to the unexpected. The plan is as follows: […]

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September 15, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

8,000+ Montgomery County Students Chronically Absent; Pandemic Likely to Exacerbate Truancy

In Montgomery County, between 8,000 to 9,000 children do not attend school on a regular basis. State’s Attorney John McCarthy suspects that this number has increased significantly because of the inequities exacerbated by the pandemic, like food insecurity, the digital divide, lack of childcare, and much more. On Tuesday, McCarthy visited Rockville to speak to […]

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September 15, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Cerca de 9 Mil Estudiantes no Asisten a la Escuela de Manera Regular

Hay alrededor de ocho a nueve mil estudiantes que no asisten a la escuela de manera regular, y ese número ha aumentado durante la pandemia, según reporta la oficina del Fiscal estatal en Maryland, quienes el martes llevaron a cabo una orientación junto a los voluntarios de prevención de absentismo escolar. Este es un grupo […]

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September 15, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Teacher Linked to Capitol Riots Now Teaches with Virtual Academy

Summer Paglianete, the Quince Orchard social studies teacher reported to have visited Washington D.C. on Jan. 6 to participate in a pro-Trump rally aimed at overturning the results of the 2020 Presidential election, now teaches with the Montgomery County Public School’s Virtual Academy. She teaches instructional technology, according to an MCPS spokesperson. During the current […]

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