September 24, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Estudiantes de Minorías y Bajos Recursos Gravemente Perjudicados por Clases Virtuales

Tras casi un año y medio de clases virtuales, debido a la pandemia Covid-19, los estudiantes desde kínder hasta segundo grado de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery, están significativamente menos preparados para cumplir con los parámetros de competencia en matemáticas y alfabetización, comparado con los resultados obtenidos en años anteriores previos a la […]

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September 22, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich: ‘COVID Cases Have Continued To Increase Among Students’

The latest data shows an uptick in COVID-19 cases among youth. “Public schools are now in for live sessions five days a week, in-person instruction. COVID cases have continued to increase among students who now account for nearly 30% of all cases reported state-wide,” said Elrich during his weekly virtual media briefing on Wednesday. Along with […]

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September 22, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Autobús Escolar se Atasca en un ‘Sumidero’, Varios Estudiantes Fueron Rescatados sin Lesiones

Varios estudiantes fueron evacuados de manera segura después de que un autobús escolar quedó atascado en un pequeño “sumidero” en Layhill, dijo el portavoz principal del Servicio de Bomberos y Rescate del Condado (MCFRS), Pete Piringer. Una persona fue evaluada pero no hubo heridos, dijo MCFRS quien respondió a Leclair Court alrededor de las 7 […]

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September 21, 2021 | Michelle Queen

231 MCPS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has 231 semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition this year from 16 of the county’s high schools. The semifinalists will compete nationally for scholarships that will be announced in the spring. The competition is sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The semifinalists attend 16 high schools: Bethesda-Chevy Chase, […]

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September 17, 2021 | Margaret Attridge

Damascus-Kennedy Football Games Canceled over COVID-19 Quarantines, Injuries

Saturday’s varsity and junior varsity football games between Damascus and John F. Kennedy High School has been canceled due to student-athlete quarantines and injuries at Kennedy, according to a tweet from Damascus High School Athletic Director Cliff Elgin. Both games, which were scheduled for Saturday, will not be made up and will be recorded as […]

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September 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery College Will Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations for Staff and Students

Montgomery College will require staff and students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, per a release from the college. Exemptions are possible for medical and religious reasons. All faculty and staff must verify full vaccination status by Nov. 8 and all students by Jan. 7, 2022. Students who do not submit verification must apply for […]

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September 15, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Introduces Five-Point Plan to Enhance COVID-19 Response

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) updated its COVID-19 playbook with a new five-point plan, Interim Superintendent Dr. Monifa McKnight said during a virtual briefing in front of the county council Tuesday. McKnight designed the plan to enhance and strengthen COVID-19 measures and position MCPS to respond nimbly to the unexpected. The plan is as follows: […]

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September 15, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

8,000+ Montgomery County Students Chronically Absent; Pandemic Likely to Exacerbate Truancy

In Montgomery County, between 8,000 to 9,000 children do not attend school on a regular basis. State’s Attorney John McCarthy suspects that this number has increased significantly because of the inequities exacerbated by the pandemic, like food insecurity, the digital divide, lack of childcare, and much more. On Tuesday, McCarthy visited Rockville to speak to […]

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September 15, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Teacher Linked to Capitol Riots Now Teaches with Virtual Academy

Summer Paglianete, the Quince Orchard social studies teacher reported to have visited Washington D.C. on Jan. 6 to participate in a pro-Trump rally aimed at overturning the results of the 2020 Presidential election, now teaches with the Montgomery County Public School’s Virtual Academy. She teaches instructional technology, according to an MCPS spokesperson. During the current […]

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September 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Updates Quarantine Guidelines 

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has updated its COVID-19 quarantine guidelines. To summarize, in most situations, close contacts of symptomatic students will no longer be required to quarantine unless that student tests positive for COVID-19 or had a known exposure to someone with the virus, said Heather Dublinske, MCPS Coordinator for Student Welfare and Compliance. […]

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