February 24, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Teachers Rally Against MCPS’ Return-to-School Plans

Hundreds of Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) employees drove around the headquarters of the district’s headquarters in Rockville on Tuesday, honking horns and demanding they not return to the classroom until it is safe. Their demonstration held up traffic, according to Montgomery County Police. The route included Hungerford Drive, MD 355 and Mannakee Street. According […]

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February 17, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Sindicato de Maestros: ‘Falta de Confianza’ sobre Planes de Regreso a la Escuela

Los representantes electos en el sitio de trabajo de la Asociación de Educación del Condado de Montgomery (MCEA, por sus siglas en inglés) “aprobaron abrumadoramente una resolución que indica falta de confianza” con el voto unánime de la Junta de Educación (BOE, por sus siglas en inglés) de las Escuela Públicas del Condado de Montgomery […]

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February 17, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Teachers Vote No Confidence on Return to School Plans; Superintendent Is ‘Perplexed’

Elected worksite representatives from the Montgomery County Education Association “overwhelmingly passed a resolution stating a lack of confidence” with Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education’s unanimous vote to return to the classroom beginning in March. MCEA also asked for a meeting with the BOE. In the resolution, the teachers union called MCPS’ plans inadequate […]

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February 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Teachers Union ‘Deeply Troubled’ by ‘Reckless’ Decision to Return to Classroom

MCEA, the teachers union in Montgomery County, called the Montgomery County Public Schools’ Board of Education’s decision to bring students back into the classroom “reckless.” “MCEA is deeply troubled by the irresponsible reopening plan approved Tuesday by the MCPS Board of Education. The administration’s presentation was riddled with misleading remarks leading to a host of […]

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February 5, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

VP of Education Association: MCPS Teachers Need ‘Consistent Plan’ to Return to Classroom

Gov. Larry Hogan set the goal of March 1 for all public schools in Maryland to reopen for some form of classroom learning  During his announcement on Jan. 21, Hogan said the state would consider if it should “explore…legal avenue[s]” if school districts do not make an effort to offer some form of hybrid learning. […]

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September 30, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

School Board Candidate Apologizes for Comments in Blair Student Newspaper

Lynne Harris, a candidate for the at-large seat on the Montgomery County Board of Education, issued a statement Monday apologizing for comments she made to Silver Chips, the student newspaper for Montgomery Blair High School. On Sunday, the student newspaper published statements from Harris—as well as the opposing at-large school board candidate, Sunil Dasgupta—regarding the […]

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August 13, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 13, in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Aug. 13, and today is Left-Handers Day. Thanks to all you lefties out there for thriving in our right hand dominated world. Here are five things worth knowing in Montgomery County: 1. MCPS Discussion: Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will have a virtual conversation about its new draft fall reopening plan at 7 […]

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August 6, 2020 | Bryan Gallion

MCPS Teachers ‘Speak Out’ Against BOE Contract Negotiations

As the Montgomery County Public Schools’ Board of Education met Thursday afternoon, teachers voiced concerns surrounding failed collective bargaining agreement negotiations at a simultaneous “speak out.” The Montgomery County Education Association — the county teachers’ union — and the school board couldn’t reach an agreement on a new contract despite months of discussion and a […]

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April 7, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Hucker Conduce Reunión Virtual con Expertos sobre COVID-19

James Bridgers, Oficial Adjunto de Salud del Condado de Montgomery, espera que el coronavirus alcance su punto máximo en el área, entre del 29 de abril y principios de mayo, dijo Bridgers el lunes por la noche durante una reunión virtual conducida por el vicepresidente del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery, Tom Hucker. Sin embargo, […]

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April 7, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Montgomery County Virtual Town Hall Covers All Things COVID-19

James Bridgers, Montgomery County Deputy Health Officer, expects this area’s novel coronavirus to peak around April 29 to early May, he said at Monday night’s virtual town hall conducted by Montgomery County Council Vice President Tom Hucker. However, Bridgers added that the date when the virus will peak and then begin slowing could change. As […]

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