Montgomery County Board of Education

September 10, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 10, in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Sept. 10, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. COVID-19 Testing: The county is providing free COVID-19 testing today at the White Oak Community Rec Center from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the Silver Spring Civic Building from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Do you need a #COVID19 […]

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August 28, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Hogan: Todos los Condados están ‘Totalmente Autorizados’ para Educación Presencial

El gobernador Larry Hogan anunció que, como resultado de las métricas de salud, todos los condados de Maryland ahora están “totalmente autorizados” para comenzar a reabrir escuelas de manera segura para el aprendizaje en persona. “Ahora casi todo el mundo está de acuerdo en que no hay sustituto para la instrucción en persona”, dijo en […]

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August 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan: Every Maryland County ‘Fully Authorized’ for In-Person Schooling

Gov. Larry Hogan announced that as a result of improving health metrics, every county in Maryland is now “fully authorized” to begin safely reopening schools for in-person learning. “Now nearly everyone agrees that there is no substitute for in-person instruction,” he said at a press conference Thursday. Hogan said he hears from parents every day […]

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August 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Board of Education At-Large Candidates Offer Different Takes on Webcam Rule

On Tuesday the Montgomery County Board of Education unanimously approved a fall semester plan. Instruction will be all-virtual throughout the first semester, which ends Jan. 21, 2021. The plan includes on and off-screen learning. Online classes will be recorded, and students are required to keep their cameras on unless parents and students opt out. Some […]

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August 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

School Board Committee Will Meet Thursday to Discuss Special Education This Fall

The Montgomery County Board of Education Special Populations Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday to discuss special education in the fall semester.    Residents can submit questions before the meeting and watch live on YouTube and Facebook.  On Tuesday, the school board approved a plan for the fall semester, which begins Aug. 31 and […]

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August 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 19, in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Aug. 19, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Two Lanes on ICC Closed: Maintenance will take place on parts of westbound Intercounty Connector (MD 200) between Georgia Avenue (MD 97) and Shady Grove Road from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Only one lane will remain open. More information here.  2. […]

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July 1, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Rising Senior Will Become Newest Member of Montgomery County Board of Education

The newest member of the Montgomery County Board of Education will be sworn in Thursday at the Montgomery County Circuit Court in Rockville. Nicholas Asante, a rising senior at Richard Montgomery High School, will become the 43rd Student Member of the Montgomery County Board of Education for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. Asante was elected […]

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June 19, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Harris, Dasgupta Win School Board Primary for At Large Seats; Advance to November Ballot

It’s official. Lynne Harris and Sunil Dasgupta were the two top vote getters for the Montgomery County Board of Election at-large seat. Harris and Dasgupta now move onto the November election. According to unofficial results from the June 2 primary election, Harris won 29.2 percent of the vote, and Dasgupta earned 20.6 percent. Harris had […]

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May 18, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

‘We Lost a Giant Last Night’: Trailblazer on County Board of Education Dies

Odessa Shannon, the first African American woman elected to the Montgomery County Board of Education, passed away Sunday. She had been in hospice following a lengthy illness. “Today the council is heartbroken to learn about the loss of our extraordinary friend and county leader Odessa Shannon. Montgomery County is a more just and fairer place […]

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January 28, 2020 | Staff Writer

School Board Seeking Nominations for Distinguished Service Awards

The Montgomery County Board of Education is seeking nominations from the public for its 23rd Annual Awards for Distinguished Service to Public Education. The awards are sponsored by the Board to recognize and show appreciation to individuals (including students), groups and organizations that have made exemplary contributions to public education in Montgomery County. Nominations will […]

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