Board of Education

July 2, 2021 | Sarah Dilworth

Choudhury Officially Begins Tenure as New State Superintendent of Schools

Mohammed Choudhury was welcomed by the Maryland State Department of Education on Friday as he officially began his role as Maryland State Superintendent of Schools. It's State Superintendent Mohammed Choudhury's first day on the job. Join us in welcoming him to MSDE! #MarylandEducation #StrongStart #First100Days #EveryStudent @moh_choudhury pic.twitter.com/vHRWBpnRzc — MdPublicSchools (@MdPublicSchools) July 1, 2021 Following […]

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June 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Has Received About 500 Virtual Academy Applications

As of Thursday, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has received about 500 applications for its 2021-2022 virtual academy, MCPS Director of Technology Integration and Support Dr. Kara Trenkamp shared during a school board meeting. The virtual learning academy for the 2021-2022 school year, called “Montgomery Virtual,” is a five-days-a-week program that will mirror the brick-and-mortar […]

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May 26, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Retiring MCPS Superintendent Smith to Students: ‘You Are The Hope For The Future’

As Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith nears his retirement, he reflected on his time in public education and with MCPS. In a video message to the MCPS community, he thanked students, staff, families and community members. “Please know that you will always have a special place in my heart and that […]

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May 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Expected to Offer Five-Day-a-Week In-Person Learning This Fall

Multiple times during Tuesday afternoon’s meeting of the Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education (BOE), school administration staff repeated that there will be a five-day-a-week in-school program in the fall, with a virtual academy offered to those who request them. This will be accomplished using a social distancing guideline of three feet. The BOE […]

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April 27, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, April 27, In Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, April 27 and it is Babe Ruth Day—a day especially important for Marylanders since the baseball legend was born in Baltimore. Anyway, here are five things worth knowing about in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Virtual Session: Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9 a.m. Here’s a full look at the agenda of […]

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April 23, 2021 | Grace Kpetemey

MCPS Addresses Challenges in Virtual Learning

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Department of Curriculum and Instructional Programs has developed a long-term plan to address the learning loss during the pandemic.  According to MCPS, national research has shown that math achievement has been impacted by the pandemic more than any other content area in K-12 education.  The department’s long-term plan will […]

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April 21, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Less Than 1% of Students Waitlisted for In-Person Learning, MCPS Superintendent Smith Says

As of April 12, 42% of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) have no waitlist for returning to in-person learning, Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith said during a school board meeting Tuesday. Smith said another 38% of schools have a waitlist of nine or fewer students. “And that means some of them have come into the waitlist […]

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April 20, 2021 | Rachel Clair

MCPS Announces Virtual Academy Option for Students for 2021-22 School Year

Montgomery County Public Schools will offer a virtual academy for the 2021-2022 school year, officials announced April 15. The academy will be yearlong and open to pre-kindergarten to 12th grade students. MCPS said that the virtual academy option is only intended for those students with life circumstances and COVID-19 health concerns. The academy is not designed […]

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April 20, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, April 20, In Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, April 20, and it is National Weed Day. Two years ago, MyMCM visited Zen Leaf in Germantown to learn about medical cannabis. Here’s a look back at that story. And here are five things to know for today in Montgomery County: 1. Council in Virtual Session:  Montgomery County Council meets virtually today at […]

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March 23, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, March 23, In Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, March 23, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Maryland Enters Vaccine Phase 2: Under Phase 2A, all Marylanders ages 60+ are eligible to sign up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Hogan announced during a March 18 press conference. Use this online tool to find a vaccination site […]

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