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April 9, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

20,000 MCPS Students Return to In-Person Learning; 100,000 Will Remain Virtual

About 20,000 Montgomery County Public Schools students returned to in-person learning on Thursday. Phase 1, Group 1.2 of the reopening of schools process consists of Specific Special Education Programs Grades four, five, six, and 12, as well as Prekindergarten. So far, about 40,000 students have returned to in-person learning at all 208 schools in the […]

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April 9, 2021 | Michael Hernández

MCPS Ofrece un Programa de Tutoría Gratuito para Estudiantes

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) están ofreciendo un servicio de tutoría gratuito para estudiantes en grados 3-12 a través de la plataforma TutorMe. En TutorMe, los estudiantes pueden conectarse con un tutor en vivo en menos de un minuto, según Alicia Deeney, la directora de la escuela intermedia Takoma Park. El servicio […]

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April 9, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Two-Thirds of County Schools Have Waiting Lists of Students Wanting to be in Classrooms

Two-thirds of Montgomery County Public Schools currently have a waiting list of students wishing to return to schools rather than learn completely online. Of MCPS’ 208 schools, 130 have a waiting list, according to Gboyinde Onijala, supervisor of public information, who noted that she was unsure of the number of families on waiting lists. There […]

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April 9, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, April 9, in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, April 9, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. County COVID-19 Testing Clinics: Free COVID-19 testing is available throughout the county at six testing sites today, and 11 sites this weekend. Health officials continue to stress the importance of testing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 2. COVID-19 […]

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April 7, 2021 | Michael Hernández

El Concejo Analiza el Incidente Policial que Involucró a un Niño de 5 años

Durante una reunión del concejo, Marcus Jones, el jefe de policía del condado de Montgomery (MCPD), dijo que el resultado de una investigación interna sobre un incidente en el que una cámara corporal captó a dos oficiales del condado gritando y esposando a un niño de 5 años que se había salido de su escuela, no se […]

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April 6, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘Definition of School-to-Prison Pipeline’: Council Discusses Police Incident Involving Kindergartner

The outcome of an internal investigation into a 2020 incident, in which body camera footage shows two Montgomery County police officers screaming at and handcuffing a kindergartner who left his school, cannot be revealed due to state law, MCPD Chief Marcus Jones said during a council meeting. Council President Tom Hucker convened a discussion Tuesday […]

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April 6, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, April 6, In Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, April 6, and it is National Library Workers Day. To celebrate, thank a Montgomery County librarian for forgiving nearly $700,000 worth of library late fees and fines. In the meantime, here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Virtual Session: Montgomery County Council meets virtually today at 9 […]

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April 5, 2021 | Staff Writer

Council to Discuss Police-Student Incident Shown in Recently Released Body Camera Video  

The Montgomery County Council will hold a discussion Tuesday afternoon regarding Montgomery County Police Department’s (MCPD) response to a 2020 incident — in which body camera footage shows officers screaming at and handcuffing a kindergartner who left his school. The council will hold the discussion at 2:30 p.m. as part of its Tuesday session. MCPD […]

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April 5, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Tuesday Will Be Virtual Learning Day for All MCPS Students 

Tuesday, the first day that Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students resume classes post-spring break, will be a virtual instruction day for all students. The recommendation was made “given the concerns raised about the immediate return in the building following spring break, when we know that families, our community members, our staff may travel,” said […]

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April 5, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Bayard Rustin Elementary Principal Wins Edward Shirley Award

Rachel DuBois, principal of Bayard Rustin Elementary School, is the recipient of the Dr. Edward Shirley Award for Excellence in Educational Administration and Supervision for 2021. The award is presented annually by the Montgomery County Association of Administrators and Principals (MCAAP) to an administrator or supervisor. The individual must demonstrate “outstanding leadership and accomplishments in […]

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