Deputy Superintendent Monifa McKnight

July 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

10 Takeaways from MCPS’ Online Discussion About Its Recovery Plan

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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June 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘I Feel Sick’: MCPS Officials Express Disgust About Sexual Assault, Harassment and Racism Allegations

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials expressed their disgust at a board meeting Monday toward recent allegations of sexual assault, harassment and racism made by current and former students. “When I read things by our African American students at schools where they have had really negative experiences and I read a lot of them over […]

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April 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Board of Education Discusses Phase II of Online Learning

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) began Phase II of its continuity of learning plan on Monday.  Monday marked the first day of the fourth quarter. Phase I of learning was from March 30 to April 17. Phase II ends on May 15, which is the day Gov. Larry Hogan extended statewide public school closures to […]

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March 25, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Escuelas Públicas de Maryland Cierran hasta el 24 de Abril

Todas las escuelas públicas de Maryland están cerradas por cuatro semanas adicionales, hasta el 24 de abril. La superintendente estatal Karen Salmon anunció la decisión en una conferencia de prensa, el miércoles. El 12 de marzo, el gobernador Larry Hogan anunció que las escuelas permanecerían cerradas hasta el 27 de marzo para frenar la propagación […]

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March 25, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne and Maryam Shahzad

All Maryland Public Schools Closed Until April 24

All Maryland public schools are closed for an additional four weeks until April 24. State Superintendent Karen Salmon announced the decision at a press conference Wednesday. On March 12, Gov. Larry Hogan announced that schools would be closed through March 27 to slow the spread of COVID-19. “I know how incredible difficult this last couple […]

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March 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Awaiting Guidance from State on School Closures

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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March 13, 2020 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week

Michael Bruen hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. This episode includes: County Executive Marc Elrich gives a Coronavirus update. Census invitations are in the mail. County Executive and the Council present Women’s History Month proclamations. A new bill provides restrictions to the county’s e-scooter program. […]

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