MCPS Superintendent Jack Smith

October 7, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Officials Discuss Special Education Reopening

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) board members and officials discussed the possibility of allowing small groups into schools for in-person learning at a school board meeting Tuesday. MCPS Superintendent Jack Smith was very clear that the discussion is not an indication that any in-person learning is happening soon. “This is in no way a signal […]

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July 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS to Provide Virtual-Only Instruction Through January 29; Fall, Winter Sports Canceled

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith announced in a letter Tuesday that MCPS will provide virtual-only instruction for its first semester, which concludes on Jan. 21, 2021. “This decision includes the cancellation of all fall and winter sports,” Smith said. Smith said the decision was made following the guidance of Montgomery County […]

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July 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

10 Takeaways from MCPS’ Online Discussion About Its Recovery Plan

On Wednesday, Montgomery County Public Schools’ leadership team held a virtual conversation about about its coronavirus recovery plan for the upcoming academic year. On Saturday, MCPS released a 21-page report called “MCPS Fall 2020: Reimagine, Reopen, Recover,” detailing how its schools may operate in the fall. The report is subject to changes depending on the […]

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July 2, 2020 | Tori Bergel

MCPS Superintendent Writes Letter Addressing Allegations of School Sexual Assault

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith sent out a letter Wednesday addressing recent allegations of sexual assault and harassment within the county’s schools. The letter, directed at parents, students and MCPS faculty, was the second sent by Smith in the past week. In it, he talks about procedures already in place through MCPS […]

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June 8, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Releases Updates on Summer School Programs, New Grading Options Tool

Montgomery County Public Schools released important updates including information on the new Grading Options Tool and summer school programs. A variety of summer learning opportunities for elementary and secondary students will be available. Registration for the MCPS Virtual High School Summer School will open on Friday, June 12. It will allow students to earn repeat or original […]

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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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March 25, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Escuelas Públicas de Maryland Cierran hasta el 24 de Abril

Todas las escuelas públicas de Maryland están cerradas por cuatro semanas adicionales, hasta el 24 de abril. La superintendente estatal Karen Salmon anunció la decisión en una conferencia de prensa, el miércoles. El 12 de marzo, el gobernador Larry Hogan anunció que las escuelas permanecerían cerradas hasta el 27 de marzo para frenar la propagación […]

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March 25, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne and Maryam Shahzad

All Maryland Public Schools Closed Until April 24

All Maryland public schools are closed for an additional four weeks until April 24. State Superintendent Karen Salmon announced the decision at a press conference Wednesday. On March 12, Gov. Larry Hogan announced that schools would be closed through March 27 to slow the spread of COVID-19. “I know how incredible difficult this last couple […]

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March 20, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for March 20 in Montgomery County

Cloudy early with a high temperature of 78 degrees and isolated showers or thunderstorms in the afternoon, check out the weather forecast. Here are five things to know for March 20 in Montgomery County: 1. Coronavirus Latest: Click here to see the latest coronavirus news updates in Montgomery County. 2. Walter Johnson High School Fundraiser:  […]

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March 13, 2020 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week

Michael Bruen hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. This episode includes: County Executive Marc Elrich gives a Coronavirus update. Census invitations are in the mail. County Executive and the Council present Women’s History Month proclamations. A new bill provides restrictions to the county’s e-scooter program. […]

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