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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 boarding 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 […]

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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 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Three Employees at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School Test Positive for COVID-19

Three staff members working at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School in Germantown have tested positive for COVID-19, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) said Monday. Oct. 15 was the last day one of the employees was at the school, MCPS said in a community message. Anyone who worked with the three staff members has […]

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October 16, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Councilmember Riemer: Montgomery County’s Reopening Efforts Should Prioritize Students

Montgomery County Councilmember Hans Riemer is concerned that Montgomery County isn’t prioritizing getting students back into the classroom. In a letter sent to county residents Monday, Riemer explained why he was the only Councilmember to vote against allowing restaurants and bars to apply for a permit to serve alcohol after 10 p.m. “While the proposal […]

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October 7, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Officials Discuss Special Education Reopening

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) board members and officials discussed the possibility of allowing small groups into schools for in-person learning at a school board meeting Tuesday. MCPS Superintendent Jack Smith was very clear that the discussion is not an indication that any in-person learning is happening soon. “This is in no way a signal […]

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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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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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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 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 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Hosting Live Conversation About Fall Reopening Wednesday Evening

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is hosting a live, virtual conversation about its new draft plan for the fall semester Wednesday evening.  Officials will address questions from the school community. Residents can watch live on YouTube and on TV on Channels 21 and 995, the MCPS website, and on Comcast 34, Verizon 36 and RCN […]

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