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February 26, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Bethesda Start-Up, an Uber for Kids, Wants to Drive Your Child

As Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) begins to reopen its school buildings while still adhering to social distancing guidelines, some families may not be able to put their children on school buses, or may even be anxious to do so. RubiRides Founder Noreen Butler knows what it is like to have a busy schedule and […]

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July 10, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Así se Verían las Escuelas Públicas de Montgomery de Abrir sus Puertas en el Otoño

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS por sus siglas en inglés) están imaginando formas de implementar nuevas pautas de seguridad mientras se preparan para posiblemente reabrir sus escuelas en medio de la pandemia COVID-19. El primer día para el año académico 2020-2021 de MCPS, independientemente de si los estudiantes se reúnen virtualmente o […]

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July 10, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Issues Proposal for Fall 2020 School Teaching, Transportation

Montgomery County Public Schools released a 16-page booklet concerning best practices and ways to open schools this fall. The publication is called “Draft Guidance: Considerations for MCPS Fall 2020 Recovery.” The MCPS proposal suggests “blended virtual learning,” which would rotate when students are in the actual classrooms. Group A would be in school on Mondays […]

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July 9, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Offers Preview of How Schools Could Operate if Students Return to Classrooms

Montgomery County Public Schools is envisioning ways to implement new safety guidelines as they prepare to possibly re-open schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The first day for the 2020-2021 MCPS academic year—regardless of whether students meet virtually or in-person—is August 31. During a media tour at College Gardens Elementary School in Rockville on Thursday, MCPS […]

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March 8, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Schools Open Monday; Officials Caution Misinformation on Social Media

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announce the district will be open Monday, March 9 and operating on a normal schedule. The school district is aware of fake posts circulating on social media suggesting schools will be closed due to the coronavirus. MCPS officials stress that any information about school closures or updates regarding the coronavirus […]

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December 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

9-Year-Old Girl Struck by School Bus in Bethesda, Dies

A 9-year-old girl died Thursday after she was hit by a Montgomery County Public School bus. A Montgomery County police statement said the girl, whom police have not named, attended Bradley Hills Elementary School and had just gotten off the bus. The collision happened about 3:48 p.m. at Millwood Road and Tanglewood Drive. The bus, […]

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December 12, 2019 | Staff Writer

Girl, 9, Dies After Getting Off School Bus in Bethesda

A 9-year-old girl died after getting off her school bus, a Montgomery County police statement said. The girl was struck about 3:49 p.m. at Tanglewood Drive and Millwood Road in Bethesda, police said. Police have not released the identity of the girl. She was a student at Bradley Hills Elementary School, 8701 Hartsdale Ave, Bethesda. […]

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September 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando Talks School Security and Safety Measures

Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando spoke to MyMCMedia about new school safety and security measures in place on Tuesday at Shady Grove Middle School. Jawando noted that this is the first year that all of Montgomery County Public Schools’ buses are equipped with cameras to improve pedestrian safety in the county. Also, Jawando said Montgomery […]

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August 1, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

No Major Injuries in Potomac School Bus Collision

A bus carrying 48 school-aged campers collided with a work truck, sending 14 children and the driver to the hospital. None of the injuries sustained were life-threatening, and the other 34 children were relocated from the accident. The accident occured on July 30 at 9:00 a.m. on River road, near Newbridge Drive and Persimmon Tree […]

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June 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Headlines from the 2018-2019 School Year

With today being the last day of school for Montgomery County Public Schools students, MyMCMedia looks back at the headlines from the 2018-2019 school year. The year was marked by the assault scandal at Damascus High School, and a number of hate incidents. MyMCMedia coverage included a number of student achievers, whether they were excelling […]

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