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January 29, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Hogan Introduces Legislation to Require Post-Labor Day School Start

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced Wednesday that he will introduce legislation to require all Maryland public school systems to start classes after Labor Day. Hogan signed an executive order in 2016 requiring all school districts to start school after Labor Day, but last year lawmakers overturned that executive order. “The Universal School Start Act […]

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February 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Debate Continues Over Post-Labor Day School Start

Gov. Larry Hogan held a press conference Thursday, pushing back against Maryland Senate Democrats, who started a debate on overturning the mandate that requires schools to begin the academic year after Labor Day. In 2017, Hogan’s executive order to start Maryland public schools after Labor Day went into effect. Since then, Montgomery County Board of […]

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August 27, 2018 | Staff Writer

Back to School: Short List of Important Dates for MCPS 2018-2019 Calendar

The first day of school in Montgomery County is September 4, just over a week from now. The calendar includes important dates – winter and spring vacations, religious holidays, federal holidays, early dismissals and parent-teacher conferences. The Montgomery County Public Schools calendar may be found, here. Here is the full list of dates to know […]

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January 25, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS School Calendar Update Following Closings

Inclement weather forced Montgomery County Public Schools to close for two days earlier this month but the closings will not impact this year’s school calendar–for now, according to MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith. Smith released in a statement that the 2017-2018 school calendar includes a total of 182 instructional days, which are two above the […]

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March 3, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

The Past Week’s Top Stories

The top stories at run the gamut, from police and fire news, to a quirky story about an attempt to dispose of a statue of a Confederate soldier. Use the links below in case you missed any of them. The Statue Nobody Wants Had Little Luck on Craigslist Board of Education Adopts Updated School […]

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November 12, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Syed Shaukat on Board of Education Vote to Close School for Students on Eid Holiday (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Board of Education recently voted to move a professional day from the 2016-2017 school calendar year to September 12, 2016. It’s an important victory for the Muslim community since Eid al-Adha could fall on the same day. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Syed Shaukat, Islamic Society of North America Adviser, talks about the vote […]

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November 10, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

BOE Votes to Move Professional Day to Accommodate Muslim Holiday (VIDEO)

Montgomery County School Board members voted 6 to 2 in favor of  moving a Professional Day from the 2016-2017 school year to September 12, 2016, which may coincide with the Islamic holiday Eid al-Adha. This is a major victory for the county’s Muslim community, after years of petitioning for equality on this issue. In this MyMCMedia Extra […]

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March 10, 2015 | Krista Brick

MCPS Requests State Snow Waiver

It’s possible that Montgomery County Public Schools students won’t have to make up the three snow days they missed after all. MCPS School Board has applied for a waiver of up to three days from the Maryland State Department of Education. According to Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers, making up the three snow days would cost the school system […]

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