montgomery county public schools

September 24, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Data Shows Some MCPS Students Experienced Learning Loss This Past Year

Local education leaders say data shows that some Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students have experienced learning loss since the start of the pandemic. “Some groups such as our low-income students, our Hispanic and African American students, our English learners, have decreased a lot of gains in this past year,” said MCPS Board of Education […]

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September 24, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Cambian Protocolos Debido al Suministro de Pruebas de Covid-19 en las Escuelas de MCPS

Los últimos datos muestran un aumento en los casos de COVID-19 entre los jóvenes del condado de Montgomery. “Los casos de COVID han seguido aumentando entre los estudiantes, que ahora representan casi el 30% de todos los casos reportados en todo el estado”, dijo el ejecutivo del condado de Montgomery Marc Elrich durante su reunión […]

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September 22, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich: ‘COVID Cases Have Continued To Increase Among Students’

The latest data shows an uptick in COVID-19 cases among youth. “Public schools are now in for live sessions five days a week, in-person instruction. COVID cases have continued to increase among students who now account for nearly 30% of all cases reported state-wide,” said Elrich during his weekly virtual media briefing on Wednesday. Along with […]

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September 21, 2021 | Michelle Queen

231 MCPS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has 231 semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition this year from 16 of the county’s high schools. The semifinalists will compete nationally for scholarships that will be announced in the spring. The competition is sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The semifinalists attend 16 high schools: Bethesda-Chevy Chase, […]

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September 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery College Will Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations for Staff and Students

Montgomery College will require staff and students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, per a release from the college. Exemptions are possible for medical and religious reasons. All faculty and staff must verify full vaccination status by Nov. 8 and all students by Jan. 7, 2022. Students who do not submit verification must apply for […]

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September 16, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

‘Hay buenas Razones para ser Cautelosos’ dice Elrich sobre la Guía de Salud de MCPS

Según la Academia Estadounidense de Pediatría, ha habido un aumento en los casos de COVID-19 entre los niños de todo el país. Mientras tanto, las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) continúan garantizando la seguridad de todos los estudiantes y el personal a través de numerosas medidas de seguridad. “Me alegré de que MCPS […]

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September 16, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich On MCPS Health Guidance: ‘Data Indicates There Are Good Reasons For Us To Be Cautious’

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, there’s been an increase in COVID-19 cases among children nationwide. Meanwhile, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) continues to ensure the safety of all students and staff through numerous safety measures. “I was glad that MCPS has begun rapid testing in the schools this week, and they are reducing […]

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September 15, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

8,000+ Montgomery County Students Chronically Absent; Pandemic Likely to Exacerbate Truancy

In Montgomery County, between 8,000 to 9,000 children do not attend school on a regular basis. State’s Attorney John McCarthy suspects that this number has increased significantly because of the inequities exacerbated by the pandemic, like food insecurity, the digital divide, lack of childcare, and much more. On Tuesday, McCarthy visited Rockville to speak to […]

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September 15, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Board of Education Members Tasked to Fill the Late-Patricia O’Neill’s Seat

It is up to the remaining Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education members to fill the seat of Patricia O’Neill, who died Tuesday. Her term expires in 2022. According to the Board of Education handbook, when an elected member of the Board dies or is removed from office, “the remaining members of the Board will […]

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September 10, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Mandates Vaccinations for Student-Athletes in Winter, Spring Sports

Montgomery County Public Schools sent a letter to the community on Thursday announcing several updates to the schools’ coronavirus response. One update dealt with students, ages 12 and up, planning to participate in winter and spring athletics. Moving forward they will be required to get the coronavirus vaccine. In the letter, MCPS outlined seven pieces […]

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