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August 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Hosting Live Conversation About Fall Reopening Wednesday Evening

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is hosting a live, virtual conversation about its new draft plan for the fall semester Wednesday evening.  Officials will address questions from the school community. Residents can watch live on YouTube and on TV on Channels 21 and 995, the MCPS website, and on Comcast 34, Verizon 36 and RCN […]

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August 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

University of Maryland Will Begin Fall Semester With Two Weeks Virtual Learning

The University of Maryland (UMD) will begin the fall semester with two weeks of all-virtual instruction, President Darryll Pines announced Monday.  “I know this two-week delay is disappointing, but it will permit us to phase in the resumption of on-campus activities and allow us to implement campus-wide virus testing, as outlined below,” he said in […]

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August 7, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

School Board Approves Virtual-Only Learning, Superintendent Calls on State to Do Better

The Montgomery County school board voted and approved Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) having an all-virtual semester this fall.  A vote on the new draft plan introduced at the meeting is scheduled for Aug. 25.  In regard to returning to brick-and-mortar learning, MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith said at a school board meeting Thursday that […]

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August 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

In New Draft Plan, MCPS Students Would Have Three Ways to Get Attendance Credit

In a new potential plan presented at a school board meeting Thursday, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students would have three options to virtually fulfill their attendance requirement.  Students can attend a live Zoom class, fill out an attendance check-in on myMCPS Classroom during a live or recorded class, or join an online discussion on […]

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August 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘Who Elected You?’: Parents Protest Gayles’ Order for Private Schools to Stay Virtual

Montgomery County residents rallied against the ordered closure of private schools by County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles at a protest Wednesday. It was organized by the “Open Montgomery County, MD Private Schools” Facebook group. Parents say their private schools are taking reopening seriously and are following CDC and state guidelines. During the protest, Gayles […]

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July 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Smith Says He Understands Families’ Choices As MCPS Enrollment is Below Projection 

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith said fewer new students have enrolled in the school system than MCPS projected.  On Tuesday, Smith announced that the first semester of the 2020-21 academic year, beginning Aug. 31 and ending on Jan. 21, 2021, will be virtual-only instruction. During a media briefing Wednesday he said […]

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July 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles Says ‘Realities Have Changed,’ In-School Learning is Not Safe

In-school learning is not a safe option right now, Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said at a Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) media briefing Wednesday.  MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith announced Tuesday that the first semester of the 2020-21 academic year, beginning Aug. 31 and ending on Jan. 21, 2021, will be virtual-only […]

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July 15, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Plans to Announce Potential Date for Returning to School Buildings on Aug. 6

School officials plan to announce a date on which they hope students will begin phasing back into school on Aug. 6, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith said at a media briefing Wednesday.  Smith emphasized that if COVID-19 cases increase dramatically and if trends change for the worse, MCPS may have to […]

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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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December 13, 2016 | Staff Writer

Dozens of Student Leaders Meet with School Board Members (VIDEO)

More than 50 student leaders recently met with school board members to shares ideas and discuss issues impacting life in Montgomery County schools. Find out more in this report by MCPS-TV:

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