montgomery county public schools

August 27, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne and Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Teacher, Who Ran for Congress, Charged With Sexual Abuse of Student

A Montgomery County Public Schools teacher, who was also a former Maryland Congressional candidate, was arrested Wednesday and faces several charges for inappropriate sexual contact with an eighth-grade student. Montgomery County Police Department said in a statement that there’s a possibility of additional victims. Police say Maxwell Bero, 30, of Clarksburg allegedly had sexual interactions […]

Read more

August 25, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

State Board of Education Tables Discussion About Live Instruction Requirement Until Sept. 1

The Maryland State Board of Education is tabling a discussion about live instruction requirements for the fall semester until Sept. 1, one day after the first day of school for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS).  On Monday, Maryland State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon recommended that the board approve a requirement that schools offer an average […]

Read more

August 25, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Superintendente Estatal: ‘Al Menos 3.5 Horas Diarias de Instrucción en Vivo’

La superintendente del estado de Maryland, la Dra. Karen Salmon, quiere que las escuelas ofrezcan un promedio de 3.5 horas de instrucción virtual en vivo por día, durante el otoño. Todos los sistemas escolares debían presentar sus planes para el semestre de otoño al Departamento de Educación del Estado de Maryland (MSDE) antes del 14 […]

Read more

August 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

State Superintendent Recommends at Least 3.5 Hours Daily Live Instruction

Maryland State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon wants schools to offer an average of 3.5 hours of live virtual instruction per day this fall.  All school systems were required to submit their fall semester plans to the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) by Aug. 14. At an MSDE meeting Monday, Salmon said that while the […]

Read more

August 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

After-School Care Providers Will Continue to Use School Space This Fall

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) begins the school year on Aug. 31 with virtual-only classes for more than 166,000 students.  However, child care providers, who are already registered within the school system, will use MCPS classrooms to provide their services and support students who enroll in the program. Students enrolled in these programs known as […]

Read more

August 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Hosting Live Conversation About Fall Reopening Wednesday Evening

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is hosting a live, virtual conversation about its new draft plan for the fall semester Wednesday evening.  Officials will address questions from the school community. Residents can watch live on YouTube and on TV on Channels 21 and 995, the MCPS website, and on Comcast 34, Verizon 36 and RCN […]

Read more

August 7, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

School Board Approves Virtual-Only Learning, Superintendent Calls on State to Do Better

The Montgomery County school board voted and approved Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) having an all-virtual semester this fall.  A vote on the new draft plan introduced at the meeting is scheduled for Aug. 25.  In regard to returning to brick-and-mortar learning, MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith said at a school board meeting Thursday that […]

Read more

August 7, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Requisitos de Asistencia en el Nuevo Borrador del Plan Educativo de MCPS

En un nuevo plan potencial presentado en una reunión de la Junta Escolar del condado, el jueves, los estudiantes de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) tendrían tres opciones para cumplir virtualmente su requisito de asistencia: Los estudiantes pueden asistir a una clase en la plataforma Zoom en vivo Completar un registro de […]

Read more

August 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

In New Draft Plan, MCPS Students Would Have Three Ways to Get Attendance Credit

In a new potential plan presented at a school board meeting Thursday, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students would have three options to virtually fulfill their attendance requirement.  Students can attend a live Zoom class, fill out an attendance check-in on myMCPS Classroom during a live or recorded class, or join an online discussion on […]

Read more

August 6, 2020 | Bryan Gallion

MCPS Teachers ‘Speak Out’ Against BOE Contract Negotiations

As the Montgomery County Public Schools’ Board of Education met Thursday afternoon, teachers voiced concerns surrounding failed collective bargaining agreement negotiations at a simultaneous “speak out.” The Montgomery County Education Association — the county teachers’ union — and the school board couldn’t reach an agreement on a new contract despite months of discussion and a […]

Read more

Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter