Leggett is Optimistic About New MCPS Superintendent Jack Smith (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) selected Jack Smith as the new superintendent. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett expresses confidence in the new leadership at MCPS.

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MCPS to Provide Virtual-Only Instruction Through January 29; Fall, Winter Sports Canceled

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Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith announced in a letter Tuesday that MCPS will provide virtual-only instruction for its first semester, which concludes on Jan. 21, 2021. “This decision includes the cancellation of all fall and winter sports,” Smith said. Smith said the decision was made following the guidance of Montgomery County […]

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10 Takeaways from MCPS' Online Discussion About Its Recovery Plan

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On Wednesday, Montgomery County Public Schools’ leadership team held a virtual conversation about about its coronavirus recovery plan for the upcoming academic year. On Saturday, MCPS released a 21-page report called “MCPS Fall 2020: Reimagine, Reopen, Recover,” detailing how its schools may operate in the fall. The report is subject to changes depending on the […]

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MCPS Superintendent Writes Letter Addressing Allegations of School Sexual Assault

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Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith sent out a letter Wednesday addressing recent allegations of sexual assault and harassment within the county’s schools. The letter, directed at parents, students and MCPS faculty, was the second sent by Smith in the past week. In it, he talks about procedures already in place through MCPS […]

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Blair High School Principal Acknowledges Social Media Posts About Sexual Assaults

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Montgomery Blair High School Principal Renay Johnson sent a message Sunday to the Blair community about recent sexual harassment and assault allegations from students.  Allegations from students across Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are being made anonymously on Instagram, on accounts dedicated to sharing and spreading awareness about the ongoing sexual harassment and assaults of […]

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Maryland Public Schools to Stay Closed Remainder of Academic Year

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Maryland Public Schools will remain closed for the remainder of the academic 2019-2020 school year. Online learning will continue and students will not return to campuses because of the coronavirus. The announcement was made Wednesday at a news conference with Gov. Larry Hogan and State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon. Salmon said, “After extensive discussions with […]

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Five Things to Know for April 16 in Montgomery County

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Partly cloudy today with a high temperature near 50 degrees. Check out the weather forecast. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Thursday, April 16. 1. Face Masks Required on Buses: Starting today, passengers on Ride On buses must wear face masks. Any passenger who does not comply with this mandate “may […]

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MCPS to Share Information About Grading Next Week

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Families will receive information about grading for the third and fourth quarter next week, said Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith in a message to the MCPS community Thursday.   Smith said MCPS is working with other school systems and the state Department of Education to figure out how grading will work for […]

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MCPS Online Learning Starts March 30, Chromebook Distribution Begins Thursday

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Montgomery County Public Schools is preparing its move to online learning on March 30. Jack Smith, superintendent of MCPS, said in a video following the statewide announcement that Maryland Public Schools will remain closed through April 24, MCPS will start distributing Chromebooks to students in need starting Thursday. In an email to families on Thursday, […]

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MCPS Awaiting Guidance from State on School Closures

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The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Board of Education is awaiting guidance from state officials about whether to extend the current school closures, Deputy Superintendent Monifa McKnight said during a board meeting Monday.    McKnight said MCPS is planning for an extension just in case COVID-19 circumstances require it. MCPS is designing plans for remote […]

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Junta de Educación Adopta Presupuesto Fiscal 2021

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La Junta de Educación de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) adoptó el presupuesto del año fiscal 2021, el lunes. La Junta votó por unanimidad para adoptar un presupuesto de $ 2.803 mil millones para el año fiscal 2021, que es un aumento de $ 124.1 millones o 4.6% del presupuesto del año […]

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Andrea Sarralde is MyMCMedia’s bi-lingual content producer. She is a multi-media anchor, producer, and communications and social media specialist. You can reach Andrea by email at asarralde@mymcmedia.org, on Facebook @asarraldeTV, on Twitter @asarralde. Listen and subscribe to Andrea's Hola Montgomery podcast.

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