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August 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan: Every Maryland County ‘Fully Authorized’ for In-Person Schooling

Gov. Larry Hogan announced that as a result of improving health metrics, every county in Maryland is now “fully authorized” to begin safely reopening schools for in-person learning. “Now nearly everyone agrees that there is no substitute for in-person instruction,” he said at a press conference Thursday. Hogan said he hears from parents every day […]

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August 27, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Maryland Requiere Vacunas Actualizadas de los Estudiantes

Los estudiantes que asisten a las escuelas de Maryland deben tener registros de vacunación actualizados Las escuelas públicas del condado de Montgomery dan la bienvenida a los estudiantes con aprendizaje solo virtual el lunes 31 de agosto. Los funcionarios de salud del condado les recuerdan a los padres que el Departamento de Salud de Maryland […]

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August 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

School Board Committee Will Meet Thursday to Discuss Special Education This Fall

The Montgomery County Board of Education Special Populations Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday to discuss special education in the fall semester.    Residents can submit questions before the meeting and watch live on YouTube and Facebook.  On Tuesday, the school board approved a plan for the fall semester, which begins Aug. 31 and […]

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August 27, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Requires Updated Immunizations for Fall Semester

Students attending Maryland schools must have up-to-date immunization records County public schools welcome back students with virtual-only learning on Monday, Aug. 31. Montgomery County health officials are reminding parents that the Maryland Department of  Health requires students to have up-to-date immunizations.  Parents must submit their student’s immunization records by the first day of school. If […]

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August 26, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery College Will Stay Mostly Virtual Until Spring Break 2021

Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard announced Monday that instruction will remain mostly virtual until at least the end of spring break in March 2021.  Pollard said in a statement that summer enrollment shows that students like the virtual model and the flexibility it offers. Spring classes will be seven weeks long instead of 15. […]

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August 26, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich: ‘We Still Have Not Received Any Guidance From the State Regarding Non-Public Schools’

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich says the county still has not received any state guidance regarding the reopening of non-public schools. County leaders continue to stress that it’s not safe for schools to reopen with in-person learning amid the COVID-19 health crisis. While some private schools are already back in session, Montgomery County Public Schools […]

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August 26, 2020 | Bryan Gallion

Towson University Changes Course, Students Sent Home After Positive Tests

Towson University will hold most of its classes online for the entirety of the fall semester, President Kim Schatzel announced Wednesday, citing concerns related to a rising number of positive COVID-19 cases among students, faculty and staff. “This has been a most difficult decision for me, but the safety of our campus community must be […]

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August 26, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Termina el Estado de Emergencia y la Distribución de Alimentos se Reduce en MCPS

El primer día de regreso para los estudiantes de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) es el 31 de agosto. El martes, la Junta de Educación de MCPS discutió la reapertura general del plan de recuperación de las escuelas. Los temas principales incluyeron información actualizada sobre el Programa de servicio de alimentos. Los […]

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August 25, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

State Board of Education Tables Discussion About Live Instruction Requirement Until Sept. 1

The Maryland State Board of Education is tabling a discussion about live instruction requirements for the fall semester until Sept. 1, one day after the first day of school for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS).  On Monday, Maryland State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon recommended that the board approve a requirement that schools offer an average […]

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August 25, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Transitioning To More Traditional School Lunch Format This Fall

The first day back for Montgomery County Public Schools students is less than a week away. On Tuesday, the MCPS Board of Education discussed the overall reopening of schools’ recovery plan. The main topics included updated information about the Meal Service Program. MCPS officials say the first emergency phase for the food and nutrition distribution program […]

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