MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith

May 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

County Leaders React to Hogan Vetoing Major Education Legislation

On Thursday, Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed several bills passed in the General Assembly, explaining, “it would be irresponsible to allow legislation that requires increasing spending to become law.” One of the bills Hogan vetoed included the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, which was recommended by the Kirwan Commission. The Blueprint was multibillion effort to overhaul the state’s […]

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May 7, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Detalles Sobre el Cierre de Escuelas por el Resto del Año Académico

Las Escuelas Públicas de Maryland permanecerán cerradas por el resto del año escolar académico 2019-2020. El aprendizaje en línea continuará y los estudiantes no regresarán a los campus debido al coronavirus. El anuncio se realizó el miércoles en una conferencia de prensa con el gobernador Larry Hogan y la superintendente estatal Dra. Karen Salmon. “Después […]

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May 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Public Schools to Stay Closed Remainder of Academic Year

Maryland Public Schools will remain closed for the remainder of the academic 2019-2020 school year. Online learning will continue and students will not return to campuses because of the coronavirus. The announcement was made Wednesday at a news conference with Gov. Larry Hogan and State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon. Salmon said, “After extensive discussions with […]

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May 4, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

MCPS: Muy Probable el Cierre de Escuelas en lo que Resta del Año Escolar

“Maryland no ha cerrado todas sus escuelas por el resto del año escolar, pero eso parece cada vez más probable”, dijo el lunes el superintendente de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS), Dr. Jack Smith, en una reunión virtual con el concejo del condado. El 17 de abril, la superintendente estatal Karen Salmon […]

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May 4, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘More and More Likely’ Schools Will Be Closed for School Year, MCPS Superintendent Says

“Maryland has not closed all of its schools for the rest of the school year, but that seems more and more likely,” Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith said at a virtual county council meeting Monday.  On April 17, State Superintendent Karen Salmon announced that Maryland public schools will remain closed through […]

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April 27, 2020 | Grace Mottley

MCPS Shift to Focused Online Instruction, Pass/Incomplete Grading

In a letter sent to MCPS students on Sunday, Jack R. Smith, the superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools outlined plans for moving forward virtually during the COVID-19 crisis. MCPS shifted learning online after schools were closed until May 15. Teachers and students will move into the next phase of MCPS’ “Continuity of Learning Plan.” […]

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April 16, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for April 16 in Montgomery County

Partly cloudy today with a high temperature near 50 degrees. Check out the weather forecast. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Thursday, April 16. 1. Face Masks Required on Buses: Starting today, passengers on Ride On buses must wear face masks. Any passenger who does not comply with this mandate “may […]

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April 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS to Share Information About Grading Next Week

Families will receive information about grading for the third and fourth quarter next week, said Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith in a message to the MCPS community Thursday.   Smith said MCPS is working with other school systems and the state Department of Education to figure out how grading will work for […]

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April 6, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Gayles: Estatus Migratorio no Interesa para Cuidarse de la Pandemia

La ciudadanía no importa cuando se trata de hacerse pruebas y cuidarse de COVID-19, dice el Dr. Travis Gayles, Oficial de Salud del Condado de Montgomery y Jefe de Servicios de Salud Pública. “No permita que su estatus migratorio influya en su elección de buscar tratamiento médico para hacerse la prueba de COVID-19″, dijo Gayles […]

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April 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles Urges Residents to Not Let Immigration Status Influence Getting COVID-19 Care

Citizenship does not matter when it comes to getting testing and care for COVID-19, says Montgomery County Health Officer and Chief of Public Health Services Dr. Travis Gayles. “Do not let your immigration status influence your choice to seek medical treatment to get tested for COVID-19,” Gayles said at a virtual community briefing April 2.  […]

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