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December 7, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Estudiantes de MCPS Reportan un Alto Porcentaje de Clases Reprobadas

Los estudiantes de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) están reprobando clases a tasas más altas que el año pasado, dijeron los funcionarios en una reunión de la Junta Escolar, el jueves. Los funcionarios presentaron datos sobre grupos específicos de estudiantes de tres niveles de grado: sexto, noveno y duodécimo. Los residentes pueden […]

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December 4, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Students Are Failing Classes at Higher Rates, Officials Say

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students are failing classes at higher rates than last year, officials said at a school board meeting Thursday. Officials presented data about specific student groups from three grade levels: sixth, ninth, and 12th. Residents can access Thursday’s slideshow to see the full data presented. MCPS used data from English and math […]

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November 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County School Board Tentatively Approves In-Person Learning Plan

On Tuesday, the Montgomery County Board of Education voted unanimously to tentatively approve a phased-in return to in-person learning beginning Jan. 12, 2021. A final vote is scheduled for Dec. 3. In-person learning will only begin if public health conditions allow it. On Friday, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials presented a matrix that shows […]

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October 7, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

1,561 MCPS Students Have Not Accessed Online Platforms

As of Friday 1,561 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students have not accessed myMCPS Classroom or Zoom at all this school year. Under the current virtual learning model, attendance is fulfilled through either of the two platforms. At a school board meeting Tuesday MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith said most of the 1,561 “missing” students […]

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October 2, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Organizers Urge Council to Prioritize South Lake Elementary School

Action in Montgomery held a press conference Friday to once again urge the Montgomery County Council to prioritize South Lake Elementary School renovations. In 2019 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) determined the Gaithersburg school needed renovations due to issues like poor infrastructure and overcrowding. According to a council staff memorandum, South Lake can accommodate 694 […]

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September 25, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Says All School Systems Have Submitted In-Person Learning Plans

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday that all 24 Maryland jurisdictions have state-approved plans to bring at least some students back into school buildings this fall.  On Aug. 27 Hogan said eight school systems did not include any in-person learning in their fall semester plans, which he said was not acceptable. “It is essential that we […]

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September 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

About 2,000 MCPS Students Did Not Log Into Online Platforms Last Week

About 2,000 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students did not log into myMCPS Classroom or Zoom last week.  Most students have successfully logged into virtual classes, Chief Technology Officer Pete Cevenini said at a school board meeting Tuesday. However 2,149 students, or about 1% of total students, did not log in last week. That is […]

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September 22, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

League of Women Voters to Host Virtual Forum for School Board Candidates Oct. 5

The League of Women Voters of Montgomery County (LWVMC) will host a virtual forum Oct. 5 for candidates running for Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education. The event will feature the following candidates: At-large candidates: Sunil Dasgupta and Lynne Harris; District 2 candidates: Michael Fryar and Rebecca Smondrowski; District 4 candidates: Shebra Evans and […]

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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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