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October 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan One of Four Republican Governors to Not Sign Letter Supporting Judge Barrett

Gov. Larry Hogan is one of four Republican governors who did not sign a letter calling on the Senate to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. The other three governors who did not sign are Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu and Vermont Gov. Phil Scott. There are 28 […]

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August 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Some Concerned Over Lack of Muslims on Racial Equity and Social Justice Committee

In November 2019, the Montgomery County Council passed a racial equity and social justice bill in hopes of helping combat institutional inequity.  The bill established the 15-member Racial Equity and Social Justice Advisory Committee. The committee was established to advise County Executive Marc Elrich, the council and county agencies about equity issues and make recommendations […]

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July 2, 2020 | Tori Bergel

MCPS Superintendent Writes Letter Addressing Allegations of School Sexual Assault

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith sent out a letter Wednesday addressing recent allegations of sexual assault and harassment within the county’s schools. The letter, directed at parents, students and MCPS faculty, was the second sent by Smith in the past week. In it, he talks about procedures already in place through MCPS […]

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June 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Whitman Students Demand Expulsion of Students Charged in Racist Incident

Walt Whitman High School SGA members signed a Racism Accountability Letter demanding that the students involved with spray painting a noose and a racial slur on a utility shed near the school be expelled.  “We are calling on school administration to punish perpetrators of this crime and expel the two students who still attend Walt […]

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May 4, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘More and More Likely’ Schools Will Be Closed for School Year, MCPS Superintendent Says

“Maryland has not closed all of its schools for the rest of the school year, but that seems more and more likely,” Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith said at a virtual county council meeting Monday.  On April 17, State Superintendent Karen Salmon announced that Maryland public schools will remain closed through […]

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April 23, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Hogan Sends Letter To Trump Administration About Federal Employee Telework Policy

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday he sent a joint regional letter with the help of D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to the Trump administration urging them to continue telework for federal employees. The extension of the telework policy would help to ensure the safety of federal workers, Hogan stated. “While of […]

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March 3, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Racist Graffiti Spray Painted on Walt Whitman High School Campus

The Montgomery County Police Department was notified on Sunday, March 1, that racist graffiti containing the n-word was spray painted on Walt Whitman High School’s campus. Walt Whitman’s Principal Dr. Robert Dodd emailed a letter to parents Monday morning informing them of the incident. Montgomery County Public Schools is investigating the incident alongside MCPD. In […]

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February 26, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Updates on Coronavirus, Confirms No Cases in Maryland

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) updated parents and guardians about the coronavirus in an email today.  MCPS referenced a report released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that said while there are cases of the illness in the U.S., it is not spreading. There have been 53 cases in the U.S., […]

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June 6, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Blair Ewing Principal Communicates to Families Regarding Teacher’s Death

A Montgomery County school teacher was discovered deceased at her home in Clinton, Md. Monday night. Anika Browne taught at the Blair Ewing Center in Rockville. The Prince George’s police are investigating Browne’s death as a “domestic-related murder/suicide.” In a letter sent home to the families, Principal Damien Ingram described Browne as a teacher who […]

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May 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Respond to Council’s Call for More Body Camera Footage

Montgomery County police released a statement May 16, in response to the county council’s letter requesting more information about the May 9th incident involving an officer using a racial slur in Silver Spring. All nine councilmembers signed a letter on May 15 calling for the police to release body camera footage from all officers involved […]

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