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August 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘Who Elected You?’: Parents Protest Gayles’ Order for Private Schools to Stay Virtual

Montgomery County residents rallied against the ordered closure of private schools by County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles at a protest Wednesday. It was organized by the “Open Montgomery County, MD Private Schools” Facebook group. Parents say their private schools are taking reopening seriously and are following CDC and state guidelines. During the protest, Gayles […]

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August 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Bullis School Parent Reacts to Private School Directive

Gov. Larry Hogan issued an emergency order Monday in a move against Montgomery County’s directive for private schools to remain virtual until at least Oct. 1. MyMCMedia spoke with a Bullis School parent about the county’s directive and fall reopening.

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August 3, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Issues Emergency Order, Prevents Montgomery County from Closing Private Schools

Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Twitter that he’s issued “an amended emergency order” that allows private and independent schools to set their own reopening plan. I have issued an amended emergency order ensuring that local schools and school systems retain the primary authority to determine when to safely reopen their facilities. My full statement: pic.twitter.com/DGcF5EBxx6 […]

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August 1, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

‘I Strongly Disagree’: Hogan on Montgomery County Directing Private Schools to Stay Closed

Gov. Larry Hogan took to Twitter Saturday to announce that he “strongly disagree[s] with Montgomery County’s decision to mandate the closure of private and parochial schools.” The announcement comes after Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles issued a directive Friday, ordering private and independent schools to remain closed through Oct. 1. (The county will […]

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July 31, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Private Schools Directed to Stay Closed for Start of Academic Year

Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles issued a directive Friday ordering private and independent schools in the county to remain closed for in-person instruction through Oct. 1. The announcement was made Friday evening in a Montgomery County news release, explaining the decision intends to “protect the health and safety of Montgomery County residents as well as parents, students, […]

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July 25, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Lista revela las mejores escuelas de Maryland que están en Montgomery

El condado de Montgomery es el hogar de algunas de las mejores escuelas del país. Niche.com publicó la nueva lista de 2019 sobre las cuáles son las mejores escuelas en términos de preparación de estudiantes que se dirigen a la universidad. La lista con las mejores 75 escuelas de Maryland tiene 14 escuelas públicas y […]

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July 24, 2019 | Ambika Narula

Montgomery County Public and Private Schools Ranked Best in Maryland

Montgomery County is home to some of the best schools in the country. Niche.com released a new list for their 2019 ranking of the best schools at preparing students for college; specifically a list of the top 75 Maryland schools featuring 14 public schools and 12 private schools in Montgomery County. The top ranked public […]

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April 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Sidwell Friends Fifth-Grader Dies in Sri Lanka Bombings

A fifth-grade student who attended Sidwell Friends School was killed in the Sri Lanka bombings on Sunday, according to school officials. WJLA was first to publish the letter Mamadou Guèye, principal of Sidwell Friends’ upper school, emailed home to middle school parents. In the email, Guèye confirmed Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa died in the Easter […]

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March 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

During Assembly, Sidwell Friends Students Project Swastikas, Racial Slurs

It has seemingly become commonplace. Yet another instance of racism and antisemitism occurred at Sidwell Friends High School in Washington, D.C. Tuesday. During a large assembly meeting, the school played a game of Kahoot. Kahoot is an educational trivia game where questions and prompts are projected on a large screen; students can choose a username […]

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August 9, 2016 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®, AIF®

Back to Private School, But Can You Really Afford The Pricey Tuition?

It’s that time of year again. Before we know it, our kids will be walking into their classrooms for the first time this term. This is the time of the year when my office is asked almost daily, “Can I afford this private school tuition?” The national average private school tuition is approximately $10,096 per […]

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