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July 29, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Montgomery College Hosts Q and A on Fall Semester Changes

On Wednesday, the president and senior vice presidents of Montgomery College answered questions from the community about what the Fall 2020 semester will look like. President Dr. DeRionne Pollard, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Sanjay Rai, Senior Vice President for Advancement and Community Engagement Dr. David Sears, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs […]

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July 28, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Senior Planet Montgomery Offering Free Online Classes For Seniors Through July 31

Senior Planet Montgomery, a technology training program created for those over the age of 60, is now offering free online classes that focus on different ways to “thrive” at home. Classes will center on Food Delivery Apps, Cloud Storage, and the Montgomery County Volunteer Center. Classes will end July 31. The program is supported by […]

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July 13, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Senior Planet Montgomery Offering New Classes This Week

Senior Planet Montgomery is offering classes on streaming, Smart TVs, how to initiate a Zoom meeting, podcasts, and more on July 13 through 17. The technology training program for those 60 and older offers free classes live over video conference. According to a press release, two classes this week, Internet of Things and Home Internet […]

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June 15, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

COVID-19 Forces Summer Camps to Get Creative

COVID-19 has forced many families to cancel their plans for summer 2020, but some camps are getting creative and offering online versions of classes to keep children engaged. Best Brains in Rockville is offering both academic and extra-curricular classes, such as public speaking, coding, and cooking 101. They are holding eight weeks of virtual camps […]

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May 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

High School Students Will Choose One Letter Up or ‘Pass’ Semester Grade

High school students will have the option to choose between a “pass” or a letter grade for their final semester grade, the Montgomery County Board of Education voted 7-1 on Tuesday.  In the third quarter, students received letter grades. In the current fourth quarter, students will receive a grade of either “pass” or “incomplete.” Under […]

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April 14, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Senior Planet is Offering Free Classes on How to Thrive at Home

Senior Planet Montgomery is offering free online classes this week that are focused on how to thrive at home. The classes offered live will include Zoom video conferencing, mindfulness apps, online shopping and sharing local resources with residents, according to the county. “Classes, which are offered live via video conference, enhance a wide variety of […]

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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 2, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Posts Plan for Second Week of Online Learning

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) began online learning this week after schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  On March 25, State Superintendent Karen Salmon announced that all Maryland public schools would be closed until April 24.  MCPS published a plan for next week’s remote learning on its website. Learning will take place Monday-Wednesday, with […]

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March 26, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

UMD Offers All Undergraduate Classes as Pass/Fail

All undergraduate classes at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) will be pass/fail (P/F) for the spring 2020 semester unless the student chooses to receive a letter grade, Senior Vice President and Provost Mary Ann Rankin said in a letter Thursday.   The decision comes after the COVID-19 outbreak led the university to cancel in-person […]

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March 26, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

MCPS Begins Student Laptop Distribution

Montgomery County Public Schools began distributing laptops to students today outside of all high schools and some elementary schools. The laptops are reserved for students who do not have access to a computer or laptop at home, according to MCPS. The distribution of laptops comes after MCPS moved classes to online instruction through April 24, due […]

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