September 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

About 2,000 MCPS Students Did Not Log Into Online Platforms Last Week

About 2,000 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students did not log into myMCPS Classroom or Zoom last week.  Most students have successfully logged into virtual classes, Chief Technology Officer Pete Cevenini said at a school board meeting Tuesday. However 2,149 students, or about 1% of total students, did not log in last week. That is […]

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September 21, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Committee Warns of Upcoming Financial Woes, Cuts

COVID- 19 has placed a heavy burden on the Montgomery County Public Schools’ budget, one that could lead to a reduction in jobs in the central office. During the Sept. 21 Financial Management Committee virtual meeting, Board Member Patricia O’Neill said, “It’s grim looking. These numbers could actually be worse at the end of the […]

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September 18, 2020 | Staff Writer

MCPS Seeks Feedback on Virtual Learning Experiences

Montgomery County Public Schools wants feedback from parents, students, and staff on their virtual learning experience so far three weeks into the school year. The school system released a parent/guardian survey to ensure families have the resources needed to engage in virtual learning successfully. Answers are confidential and will be reported together with the feedback from other families, […]

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September 17, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Arcola Teacher on Virtual Learning: ‘You Wish You Could Give Them a Hug’

“This is just something that was thrust upon us, and we are doing the best we can,” said Arcola Elementary School kindergarten teacher Margaret Norris about her experiences with virtual learning. Despite the technology glitches and remembering to take herself off mute, Norris said she believes her students are learning and still getting the chance […]

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September 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 16, in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Sept. 16, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Elrich/Gayles Weekly Briefing: County Executive Marc Elrich and County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles will hold their weekly media briefing at 12:30 p.m. You can watch live on MCM channels 21 and 995 (HD) and Facebook and County Cable Montgomery. […]

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September 15, 2020 | Staff Writer

MCPS Co-Hosting Family-Focused Community Discussion on Virtual Learning

Montgomery County Public Schools and the Montgomery County Faith Community Advisory Council are teaming up to host a virtual town hall at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16. The family-focused community discussion will focus on the status of virtual learning in MCPS. Other topics include student and family supports, technology and training, school meals, and mental […]

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September 15, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Montgomery Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. It runs through October 15 each year and is a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions, culture and history of the Latin American community in the United States. During the month-long celebration, many activities take place such as festivals, art shows, conferences, community meetings, and […]

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September 15, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Montgomery Celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

El Mes de la Herencia Hispana empieza el 15 de Septiembre hasta el 15 de Octubre cada año. Es un periodo para reconocer y celebrar las contribuciones, cultura e historia de la comunidad Latinoamericana. Durante este mes se celebra a escala nacional con festivales, muestras de arte, conferencias, reuniones comunitarias, y mucho más; sin embargo, […]

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September 15, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 15, in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Sept. 15, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets virtually today at 8:40 a.m. Here’s a look at today’s agenda which includes a briefing on the Purple Line at 9:05 a.m. and an update on the pandemic at 11 a.m. Watch the […]

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September 11, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

MCPS Superintendent Smith: Virtual Learning May Mark the End of Snow Days

During Thursday’s virtual MCPS Board of Education meeting, Dr. Jack Smith told viewers and fellow board members that snow days might be coming to an end in light of virtual learning. In response to a question posed by Board Member Jeanette Dixon on the procurement of technology needed for teachers in the future, Dr. Smith […]

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