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July 22, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

Food Waste Management Changing in Maryland

Right now most food waste from large restaurants, grocery stores and produce distributors goes to landfill. And that’s because there’s no other option. But all that will change in Maryland starting in January of 2023. In compliance with a new state law, producers of large amounts of food waste will be required to redirect it. […]

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July 8, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

MCPS Continues Free Meal Distribution All Summer

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will continue its free meal distribution program for children throughout the summer. Multiple locations throughout the county have been set up to distribute boxes filled with a week’s worth of meals. Early Morning Bulk Boxes will be distributed every Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at White Oak Middle […]

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May 27, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Choudhury Replacing Retiring Salmon as State Superintendent of Schools 

The Maryland Board of Education unanimously approved Mohammed Choudhury as the state’s next Superintendent of Schools on Thursday. Currently, Choudhury is Associate Superintendent and Chief Strategy, Talent and Innovation Officer for the San Antonio Independent School District in Texas. His new role is effective July 1. Current State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon will retire June […]

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April 13, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Residents 16+ Can Now Sign Up for Vaccine

Since Monday, Montgomery County residents older than 16 have been able to preregister to receive the coronavirus vaccine at all state and county operated vaccine clinics. This news comes as coronavirus cases for children have been on the rise across the country—particularly in the state of Michigan, which currently is experiencing the worst outbreak in […]

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April 12, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Jawando, Rice Announce Task Force to Find Student Support Alternatives for Police Presence in Schools

Montgomery County Councilmembers Will Jawando and Craig Rice announced they will convene a task force to grow mental health professionals and other support services in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), with the intention that police officers will not be in schools everyday. “We know that our current systems are not working, particularly for our Black […]

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February 28, 2021 | Halle Grossett

MCPS Implements Mandatory Weekly Health Questionnaire

As students prepare to return to schools on Monday, MCPS is mandating that families answer questions regarding their student’s health status on a weekly basis. An electronic form will be sent, via email each week, that will be required for all students to fill out before returning to the school building. The questionnaire will be […]

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February 27, 2021 | Halle Grossett

MCPS Fall Sports Athletes and Coaches Back in Action

MCPS says “play ball”. As part of the Return to R.A.I.S.E strategic plan, MCPS sports resume on Saturday. As schools plan to reopen, MCPS has allowed school sports to prepare for their fall semester seasons. The Return to R.A.I.S.E plan is a reimagined framework that outlines the safe return of MCPS athletics due to COVID-19. The plan […]

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February 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘We Need More Damn Vaccines’: Hogan Says Shortage Will Last for Foreseeable Future 

“The basic problem is pretty simple: we need more damn vaccines,” Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said at a press conference Tuesday. He said every state, county and city in the U.S. is facing the issue of COVID-19 vaccine demand outweighing supply. “And we’ve been told by the federal government that this problem will continue to […]

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January 29, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Will Present Plan Aiming to Bring Some Students Into Schools by March 1

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials will soon make a recommendation about how small groups of students in some special education and Career Technology Education (CTE) programs could return to school buildings by March 1, as urged by Gov. Larry Hogan. “We’re going to make a recommendation on February 9 about how we could bring […]

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January 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Concerned About State’s ‘Abrupt’ Change in Reopening Guidance

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) said it is deeply worried about Gov. Larry Hogan’s “abrupt” announcement urging all Maryland school districts to offer some form of in-person instruction by March 1. “While we appreciate the commitment to provide additional resources to assist local districts with reopening efforts, we are deeply concerned by the abrupt change […]

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