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September 11, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS, Board of Education Discuss Ways to Get Back to In-Person Learning

It’s been nearly two weeks since Montgomery County Public Schools welcomed back about 160,000 students virtually. During the MCPS Board of Education’s virtual meeting on Thursday, ‘Opening Schools in Recovery of Education’ was the main topic of discussion. MCPS shared with the board the work that has been done to ensure students and staff have […]

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July 23, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Parent Leader Reacts to Decision About Virtual-Only First Semester

Members of the Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations are responding to MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith’s announcement on updates to the district’s Fall 2020 recovery plan. Dr. Smith announced on Wednesday that MCPS would remain in a virtual-only instructional model for the first semester and “the foreseeable future.” The plan will be reassessed in […]

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July 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

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

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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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 | Andrea Sarralde

Discuten dos Opciones para Otoño: Aprendizaje Híbrido y Totalmente Remoto

La Junta Escolar de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) y otros funcionarios discutieron dos opciones para el regreso a clases, en una reunión el lunes por la noche. La primera es una opción híbrida basada en la capacidad escolar. Los estudiantes rotarían en ir a la escuela para el aprendizaje cara a […]

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June 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

School Board and Officials Discuss Two Options for Fall: Hybrid and Fully Remote Learning

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) school board and other officials discussed two options for back-to-school at a meeting Monday evening.  The first is a hybrid option based on school capacity. Students would rotate into school for face-to-face learning while other students learned remotely, and switch.  The second option is a fully remote learning plan, […]

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May 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Public Schools to Stay Closed Remainder of Academic Year

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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May 4, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Council Reviews MCPS Capital Budget for FY21-26

The Montgomery County Council held a virtual work session on Monday to review the Capital Improvements Program Budget for Montgomery County Public Schools. The Board’s FY21-26 request totals $1.82 billion. This is $74.2 million (or 4.3 %) higher than the FY19-24 amended CIP of $1.74 billion according to county officials. County Board of Education President […]

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March 30, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Arranca la Primera Fase de Aprendizaje en Línea de MCPS

A través de una carta dirigida a los estudiantes y padres de familia de las Escuelas Públicas de Montgomery (MCPS), el Superintendente escolar el Dr. Jack Smith dice que “implantar un plan de aprendizaje en remoto en un sistema escolar tan grande como MCPS requerirá coordinación, colaboración, capacitación y práctica”. En la carta también se […]

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March 12, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Todas las Escuelas Públicas de Maryland Cierran desde el Lunes

Durante la conferencia de prensa que ofreció el Gobernador de Maryland Larry Hogan sobre el coronavirus, el jueves, se anunció que a partir del lunes 16 de marzo, todas las escuelas públicas de Maryland permanecerán cerradas hasta el viernes 27 de marzo. La decisión fue recomendada por Karen Salmon, la superintendente estatal de las Escuelas […]

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