Montgomery County Public School

February 19, 2021 | Staff Writer

Dr. Gayles on Return to In-Person Learning: ‘Guidance That We Provided Continues To Be The Same’

The Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education recently voted to allow students to return to the classroom in phases beginning March 1. Meanwhile, local health officials continue to offer guidance to help mitigate transmission of the COVID-19 virus as the transition back to in-person learning gears up. According to the MCPS Spring 2021: Recovery […]

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October 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

After Dispute Over Private Schools, County Still Unclear on its Authority to Make Closures

It’s unclear what authority Montgomery County has to make broad school closures if COVID-19 conditions get worse, Emergency Management Director Dr. Earl Stoddard said at a county council meeting Tuesday.  On July 31, Montgomery County was launched into a week-long back and forth with the state when County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles issued an […]

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August 6, 2020 | Tori Bergel

3 Food Distribution Events Happening Saturday

Three food distribution events are scheduled for Saturday, August 8. Two in Silver Spring and one in Germantown. All three will begin at 10 a.m. and operate until noon. The first in Silver Spring, taking place at Francis Scott Key Middle School at 910 Schindler Drive, is a drive-thru style “grab & go.” They have […]

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July 22, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Council Resolution Aims to Replace Columbus Day With Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Councilmember Nancy Navarro introduced a resolution Tuesday that would officially recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Currently that day on the calendar is known as Columbus Day. October 12, 2020 would officially be the first celebratory day if the bill is passed. The resolution also directs all official calendars to be […]

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February 27, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Reuniones de MCPS Abordarán Cambios al Programa ESOL

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) invitan al personal, los padres de familia y miembros de la comunidad a una serie de reuniones para conocer los próximos cambios en el programa de inglés para estudiantes que hablan otro idioma (ESOL) de la escuela intermedia y secundaria. El programa ESOL ayuda a los estudiantes […]

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February 27, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

MCPS Meetings Will Address Changes to ESOL Program

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) invites staff, parents and community members to a series of meetings to learn about the upcoming changes to the middle and high school English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) program. The ESOL program helps linguistically and culturally diverse secondary students orientate to a new cultural and academic environment. The […]

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January 7, 2020 | Staff Writer

Board of Education Meeting Thursday to Include Boundary Analysis Update

Montgomery County Board of Education will meet Thursday at the Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m., with public agenda items beginning at 11 a.m. The agenda includes a discussion on the districtwide boundary analysis at 12:30 p.m. Also on the agenda is a discussion of […]

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November 12, 2019 | Staff Writer

Board of Education Meeting Tuesday Includes School Calendar Discussion

Montgomery County Board of Education will meet today at the Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m., with public agenda items beginning at 10 a.m. One item on the agenda is a discussion on the calendar for the next school year. Since 2016, Montgomery County has […]

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September 20, 2019 | Staff Writer

Board of Education Meets Monday

Montgomery County Board of Education will meet Monday, September 23 at the Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. The meeting will begin at 3 p.m., with public agenda items beginning at 5:30 p.m. The public portion of the meeting will be broadcast live on the Montgomery County Public Schools website and on […]

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April 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Navarro Calls Whitman Students’ Racist Social Media Post ‘Severely Disturbing’

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro released a statement Tuesday about the two Walt Whitman students who published a racist social media post over the weekend. The social media post, according to Whitman’s principal, Robert Dodd, included a picture of the two students wearing blackface; the caption for the post included the n-word. “This incident […]

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