November 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

State Approves County’s Previously-Denied Waiver for Early Childcare Centers

After a second letter from Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon approved the county’s initially-rejected request asking to continue relaxed teacher-child ratios in early childcare facilities. “Since your first correspondence, we have seen Maryland reporting a seven-day positivity rate of 6.82% and a case rate of 30.9 per 100K,” Salmon said […]

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November 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘A Clearly Deteriorated Relationship’: Councilmembers Exasperated by Communication from State

Montgomery County councilmembers were upset after learning that State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon rejected a waiver request from the county asking to continue relaxed teacher-child ratios in early childcare facilities. In a letter, County Executive Marc Elrich requested that Salmon let the county maintain the teacher-child ratio in classrooms with three and four-year-olds, at 1:14 […]

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September 22, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejo Apoya Asignación de $7.7 Millones para Cuidado Infantil en la Escuela

Los concejales del condado de Montgomery expresaron su apoyo unánime de una asignación de $7.7 millones para financiar el cuidado de niños, en edad escolar, en las escuelas públicas del condado y para estudiantes cuyos padres de familia están trabajando y no pueden supervisarlos durante el aprendizaje virtual. Se llevará a cabo una audiencia pública […]

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September 22, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Supports Allocating $7.7 Million for Low-Income Families To Access In-School Childcare

Montgomery County Councilmembers expressed their unanimous support of a $7.7 million appropriation to fund school-age childcare in public schools for students whose parents are working and cannot supervise them during virtual learning. A public hearing will be held Sept. 29 at 1:30 p.m. Council President Sidney Katz called it “critical” to financially assist licensed childcare […]

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June 10, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich: Phase 2 Reopening Likely to Begin Sometime Next Week

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich announced during a Wednesday afternoon media briefing plans for Phase 2 reopening. If county COVID-19 data trends continue, Elrich, accompanied by county Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles and county Emergency Management Director Dr. Earl Stoddard during the briefing, said the next phase of reopening would likely begin the week of […]

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May 29, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

What Phase I of Reopening in Montgomery County Might Look Like

County Executive Marc Elrich announced that the county will begin Phase 1 of reopening starting Monday, June 1, and a lot of residents are curious what that might look like. Phase 1 guidelines include the following: Retail: Stores will provide curbside services only. Childcare: Services will be open for children of essential employees and phase one opening employees. Restaurants: Outside […]

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February 10, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Two Montgomery College Campuses Closing Childcare Centers

UPDATED Starting on July 1, Montgomery College will only have one childcare center open at its Germantown campus. The College will be closing childcare centers at its Rockville and Takoma Park/ Silver Spring campuses on June 30, after suffering financial losses of $1.9 million since FY 2010. According to a statement released by Montgomery College, meetings […]

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December 8, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 8, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Dec. 8, in Montgomery County: 1. MCPS Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers is set to unveil his recommended operating budget today. The Montgomery County Board of Education is also scheduled to elect officers and vote on the school calendar for next year. Follow @MyMCMedia on Twitter for updates. 2. […]

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December 7, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Dise Calls for Radon Testing at County Facilities

David Dise, director of the Department of General Services (DGS) for Montgomery County, said he is calling for radon tests of county facilities following news that 26 Montgomery County public schools and two other MCPS buildings tested positive for elevated levels of radon. “Given the results reported by MCPS, I have initiated an investigation of […]

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November 24, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 24, in Montgomery County

Here are five more things to know today, Nov. 24th, in Montgomery County: 1.) Senator Barbara Mikulski will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama at a ceremony at the White House today. Watch the ceremony live here. 2.) Northwest Jaguars volleyball team is the new 4A state champions after last night’s win […]

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