State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon

October 1, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan: Nursing Home Indoor Visiting Allowed; Childcare Can Operate Full Capacity

Gov. Larry Hogan announced during a news conference Thursday that Maryland has reached a new milestone since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. For the first time since March 28, Hogan said Maryland is reporting zero coronavirus deaths. Nursing Home Indoor Visiting Now Allowed As Maryland is in its third recovery phase—but Montgomery County is […]

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September 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

State Authorizes Schools to Begin Fall Sports Season, MCPS Stays Virtual

All Maryland school systems can begin an in-person formal fall sports season on Oct. 7, State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon announced at a press conference Thursday. Practices can begin Oct. 7 and competition season begins Oct. 27.  The golf competition season is the exception and it begins Oct. 7, also. School systems that choose not […]

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September 1, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

State Education Association Says Teachers Had ‘Wind Completely Knocked Out of Their Sails’

“Dr. Salmon’s proposal has completely demoralized educators across this state.” Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) President Cheryl Bost wrote a letter to the State Board of Education Monday that was very critical of proposals made by State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon last week. "Will you do the right and sensible thing for the students and […]

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August 31, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Elrich y el Concejo Responde a Hogan: ‘Estamos Consternados y Perplejos’

El Ejecutivo del condado de Montgomery, Marc Elrich, y el Concejo del condado dejaron en claro que no están contentos con el anuncio del gobernador Larry Hogan de “autorizar” a las escuelas a reabrir en persona y presionar para que implementen planes de aprendizaje híbridos. “Estamos consternados y perplejos de que el gobernador Hogan hiciera […]

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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 31, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Kicks Off School Year Virtually

The first day of school is in full swing for the 163,000 Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) students. The 2020-21 school year is off to a different start due to the COVID-19 health crisis. On Monday, MCPS began the school year in a virtual-only instructional model outlined in the Fall 2020 Recovery Plan. Last week, Gov. […]

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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 28, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Hogan: Todos los Condados están ‘Totalmente Autorizados’ para Educación Presencial

El gobernador Larry Hogan anunció que, como resultado de las métricas de salud, todos los condados de Maryland ahora están “totalmente autorizados” para comenzar a reabrir escuelas de manera segura para el aprendizaje en persona. “Ahora casi todo el mundo está de acuerdo en que no hay sustituto para la instrucción en persona”, dijo en […]

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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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