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March 16, 2021 | Rebecca Baldwin and Jordan Lindsay

From ‘If’ to ‘Worst Case Scenario’: One Year After COVID-19 Impacted Montgomery County

This week, the country marked one year since life as we knew it changed with COVID-19 sweeping across the world and started to affect Montgomery County. To date, there have been more than 64,000 confirmed cases in the county alone. The first three cases of COVID-19 in Maryland were confirmed in Montgomery County on March […]

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March 15, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

MCPS le da la Bienvenida a Otros 20 mil Estudiantes para el Aprendizaje en Persona

El lunes, las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) comenzaron su incorporación paulatina de estudiantes para el aprendizaje en persona. MCPS lanzó su regreso al aprendizaje en persona el 1 de marzo, cuando los estudiantes en programas específicos de educación especial y tecnología profesional regresaron a los edificios. Más estudiantes en programas específicos y […]

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March 15, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Begins Broader Phase-In for In-Person Learning  

On Monday, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) began its broader student phase-in for in-person learning. MCPS launched its return to in-person learning on March 1, when students in specific special education and career technology programs returned to buildings. More students in specific programs and in grades K-3 returned Monday. MyMCM visited Seneca Valley High School […]

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March 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Dr. Monifa McKnight Approved as MCPS Acting Superintendent Effective June 

On Thursday, the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) school board unanimously approved Dr. Monifa McKnight, Deputy Superintendent, to become acting superintendent this summer. McKnight is the first Black woman to be named MCPS Superintendent for any amount of time, Spokesperson Gboyinde Onijala told MyMCM. Her new role is effective June 1, when current Superintendent Dr. […]

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March 8, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

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County Educators, Students Debate In-School Police Officers, Mental Health Resources

The Montgomery County Council held a public hearing last week on legislation regarding the School Resource Officer (SRO) Program. Bill 7-21 would authorize the police chief to assign a law enforcement officer to work as a school resource officer if requested by the superintendent. It would also require SRO’s to have enhanced training. The meeting exposed […]

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March 6, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Parent-Teacher Associations Seeks More Data on MCPS Indoor Air Quality Plan

Now that Montgomery County Public Schools [MCPS] students have started returning to in-person learning, the school district says they have put into place a robust series of safety measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations says they appreciate how well MCPS is handling the return to in-person instruction, they […]

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March 5, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Parents React to Return of In-Person Learning for MCPS Students

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) welcomed back about 700 students for the first phase of the return to in-person learning this week. Students in specific special education and career and technical education programs returned to buildings on March 1. Students in kindergarten through third grade will begin to return to buildings in phases starting March […]

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March 3, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

MCPS Adjusts Calendar in Preparation for In-Person Return March 15

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will officially begin the phased return of students to in-person instruction on March 15 and, in preparation, will be making schedule adjustments for the week prior. According to MCPS, the following instructional calendar has been set for the week of March 8: Monday, March 8: No virtual or in-person classes […]

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March 1, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

For First Time Since Last March, Some MCPS Students Return to School Buildings

Monday, March 1 was the first time some Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students attended school in-person since March 13, 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic prompted leaders to shift to virtual learning. Beginning Monday, students in specific career technology education (CTE) and specific special education programs will begin phasing back into school buildings. A broader […]

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March 1, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

5 Things to Know Today, March 1, in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, March 1, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1.MCPS Returns to In-Person Learning: Montgomery County Public Schools starts the phased return to in-person learning today. Click here to view MCPS’s return-to-school safety plan and community update. Do you have questions about MCPS’ return-to-school plan? Read this important community update: […]

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