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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 6, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Watch: Hogan News Conference with State Superintendent Wednesday Afternoon

Gov. Larry Hogan will hold a press conference Wednesday at 3 p.m. to update residents on Maryland’s COVID-19 response. He will be joined by Dr. Karen Salmon, the Superintendent of Maryland Public Schools, and Dr. David Marcozzi, the COVID-19 Incident Commander for the University of Maryland Medical System. The last time Hogan held a press […]

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April 28, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Superintendent: Sports Canceled For Remainder of School Year

Maryland Superintendent Karen Salmon announced “the cancellation of all athletic events [and] sports for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.” Salmon made the announcement at a State Board of Education meeting Tuesday afternoon. “This also includes the remainder of the 2020 Boys and Girls Basketball State Championships and all spring sports, as well as […]

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April 17, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Public Schools to Continue Online Learning Through May 15

Maryland State Superintendent Karen Salmon announced during a news conference with Gov. Larry Hogan that Maryland public schools will continue to remain closed through May 15. Therefore, all Maryland public schools will proceed with online learning and students will not return to their school buildings during this time frame. The decision was made to continue […]

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April 17, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Watch: Hogan to Make Announcement About Maryland Public Schools Friday Afternoon

Gov. Larry Hogan will join Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon to hold a news conference Friday at 2:30 p.m. The last time Salmon joined Hogan for a news conference, it was announced that all public schools would remain closed through April 24 because of the coronavirus. Hogan tweeted, “I will provide an update […]

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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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December 7, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS High School Rankings Based on Maryland School Report Card Scores

Maryland’s Department of Education unveiled its new “accountability system” earlier this week: Maryland School Report Cards. Although Maryland schools have received “report cards” for the past two decades, Maryland Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon believes the new system is more comprehensive. Schools receive three scores: Star Rating (based on point percentage). Percentile Rank (school’s performance […]

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November 16, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Fourth Grade Math Teacher Wins $25K Milken Educator Award

Brian Quinn, a fourth grade math teacher at East Silver Spring Elementary School, won the $25,000 Milken Educator Award on Nov. 2. The award recognizes the top 40 teachers in the United States who have enhanced the education experience for students in unique, creative, and inclusive ways. “We go all over the country, awarding educators […]

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May 16, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Chris Van Hollen Visits Newport-Mill Middle School To Talk About Nutrition. Featured on County Report This Week on Montgomery Community Media.

Newport Mill Middle School Receives Green Ribbon Award

Newport Mill Middle School was one out of two schools selected in the state of Maryland to receive the 2018 Green Ribbon School Award from the U.S. Department of Education.   Manchester Valley High School in Carroll County was the other school selected among the 46 schools in the nation to receive the prestigious honor. The […]

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