Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)

May 22, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

SMOB-Elect Nick Asante Will Focus on Inequality

As the newly-elected Student Member of the Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education, Nicholas Asante wants every student who needs one to receive a Chromebook at the start of the new school year. More than 65,000 students got Chromebooks this summer when the schools closed due to the global pandemic. To Asante, that demonstrates […]

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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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April 29, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Watch: MCPS to Hold Town Hall on Remote Learning on April 29

Montgomery County Public Schools is holding a town hall at 6 p.m. on April 29 to discuss the second phase of their “Continuity of Learning” plan for distance learning. Staff will address the ways they plan to provide education to students remotely, and will address a variety of student needs. Montgomery County schools are closed […]

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April 28, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Superintendent: Sports Canceled For Remainder of School Year

Maryland Superintendent Karen Salmon announced “the cancellation of all athletic events [and] sports for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.” Salmon made the announcement at a State Board of Education meeting Tuesday afternoon. “This also includes the remainder of the 2020 Boys and Girls Basketball State Championships and all spring sports, as well as […]

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April 17, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Public Schools to Continue Online Learning Through May 15

Maryland State Superintendent Karen Salmon announced during a news conference with Gov. Larry Hogan that Maryland public schools will continue to remain closed through May 15. Therefore, all Maryland public schools will proceed with online learning and students will not return to their school buildings during this time frame. The decision was made to continue […]

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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 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Albert Einstein Student Displayed Weapon During Online Class

An Albert Einstein High School student was investigated by police for displaying a weapon during an online class on April 3. The incident was confirmed by Einstein Principal Christine Handy who said in an email to the school community that the student was immediately reported to Montgomery County Police Department and Montgomery County Public Schools […]

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April 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for April 7 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, April 7 and it is World Health Day. World Health Day aims to bring awareness to health issues around the world. Because of the coronavirus, this year, more than others, we understand why this is an important day. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Virtual Session:  […]

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April 6, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for April 6 in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, April 6 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Week Two Remote Learning for MCPS:  County school officials held a virtual conversation Saturday with information about the second week of remote learning.  Also, the schools share information on the technology needed for remote learning in this video: 2. […]

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April 5, 2020 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Officials Hold Virtual Conversation: Second Week of Remote Learning

More than 165 thousand students “return to school” for week two of remote leaning All Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) buildings are closed through April 24 to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Monday, the school system embarks on the second week of remote learning. Superintendent of Schools Jack Smith sent a message to the school […]

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