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September 28, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Notifies Employees That Formal Reopening Planning is Underway

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) employees were notified on Friday that formal planning for some in-person instruction is beginning.  Last week Gov. Larry Hogan announced that all 24 Maryland jurisdictions have state-approved plans to bring at least some students back into school buildings this fall. In late August Hogan said eight school systems did not include […]

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August 31, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Elrich y el Concejo Responde a Hogan: ‘Estamos Consternados y Perplejos’

El Ejecutivo del condado de Montgomery, Marc Elrich, y el Concejo del condado dejaron en claro que no están contentos con el anuncio del gobernador Larry Hogan de “autorizar” a las escuelas a reabrir en persona y presionar para que implementen planes de aprendizaje híbridos. “Estamos consternados y perplejos de que el gobernador Hogan hiciera […]

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August 31, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich, Council Respond to Hogan: ‘We are Dismayed and Perplexed’

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and the county council made it clear they are not pleased with Gov. Larry Hogan’s announcement “authorizing” schools to reopen in-person and pushing schools to implement hybrid learning plans.  “We are dismayed and perplexed that Governor Hogan made this announcement just days before students return to school,” Elrich and the […]

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August 28, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan to School Boards Not Planning on in Class Instruction: ‘That is Not Acceptable’

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday that thanks to improving COVID-19 metrics, all jurisdictions in Maryland are able to safely reopen schools for in-person learning. State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon agreed with Hogan and said school systems should re-evaluate their plans by the end of the first quarter, especially those that plan to stay virtual into […]

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August 28, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Hogan: Todos los Condados están ‘Totalmente Autorizados’ para Educación Presencial

El gobernador Larry Hogan anunció que, como resultado de las métricas de salud, todos los condados de Maryland ahora están “totalmente autorizados” para comenzar a reabrir escuelas de manera segura para el aprendizaje en persona. “Ahora casi todo el mundo está de acuerdo en que no hay sustituto para la instrucción en persona”, dijo en […]

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August 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan: Every Maryland County ‘Fully Authorized’ for In-Person Schooling

Gov. Larry Hogan announced that as a result of improving health metrics, every county in Maryland is now “fully authorized” to begin safely reopening schools for in-person learning. “Now nearly everyone agrees that there is no substitute for in-person instruction,” he said at a press conference Thursday. Hogan said he hears from parents every day […]

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August 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

School Board Committee Will Meet Thursday to Discuss Special Education This Fall

The Montgomery County Board of Education Special Populations Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday to discuss special education in the fall semester.    Residents can submit questions before the meeting and watch live on YouTube and Facebook.  On Tuesday, the school board approved a plan for the fall semester, which begins Aug. 31 and […]

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August 26, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery College Will Stay Mostly Virtual Until Spring Break 2021

Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard announced Monday that instruction will remain mostly virtual until at least the end of spring break in March 2021.  Pollard said in a statement that summer enrollment shows that students like the virtual model and the flexibility it offers. Spring classes will be seven weeks long instead of 15. […]

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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 […]

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August 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery College Offering Live FAQ Event Thursday

Montgomery College is offering a live virtual event Thursday at 2 p.m. to answer frequently-asked questions about the fall semester.  Residents can watch live on Facebook and YouTube. Most classes this fall will be taught online, however some programs like automotive technology and health sciences may have on-campus lab sessions. The semester begins Aug. 31 […]

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