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April 5, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Tuesday Will Be Virtual Learning Day for All MCPS Students 

Tuesday, the first day that Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students resume classes post-spring break, will be a virtual instruction day for all students. The recommendation was made “given the concerns raised about the immediate return in the building following spring break, when we know that families, our community members, our staff may travel,” said […]

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March 1, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

For First Time Since Last March, Some MCPS Students Return to School Buildings

Monday, March 1 was the first time some Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students attended school in-person since March 13, 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic prompted leaders to shift to virtual learning. Beginning Monday, students in specific career technology education (CTE) and specific special education programs will begin phasing back into school buildings. A broader […]

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February 26, 2021 | Grace Kpetemey

COVID-19 Testing Available This Weekend for MCPS Staff, Students and Family Members

As Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) prepares to phase students into school buildings beginning Monday, March 1, the county Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will provide free COVID-19 nasal swab testing this weekend, available to all MCPS staff, students and family members.  “MCPS is committed to a path that returns our students 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 27, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

UPDATED: Inaugural Sensation Amanda Gorman’s Poetry Reading with Montgomery College Postponed

Update (1/27): Amanda Gorman’s virtual poetry reading with Montgomery College has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict, the college said in a message to students and employees Wednesday. The college said it is corresponding with Gorman’s representatives and is confident a new date will be announced soon. The poetry reading was originally scheduled for […]

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January 18, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Honors MLK With Live Stream Performing Arts Program

Montgomery County is holding a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute and Celebration program Monday, Jan. 18 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in honor of the great civil rights leader’s birthday. The live stream performing arts program is titled, “In His and Their Own Words,” and will reflect on this country’s past with forecasts […]

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January 7, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Will Provide Support for Students Following Chaos in D.C.

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will offer safe spaces for students to discuss Wednesday’s events in Washington, D.C., when supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building. In a letter to the school community, MCPS leaders supported the right to peacefully protest and condemned inciting violence. MCPS encouraged parents and guardians to discuss the […]

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December 11, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Chess is King During Pandemic, Including Here in Montgomery County

Chess is in the middle of a digital renaissance and that includes right here in Montgomery County. “The Queen’s Gambit” started streaming in October and it’s already Netflix’s “biggest limited scripted series ever.” The show follows an unlikely hero, Beth Harmon, who goes from orphan to a fashion-forward chess prodigy, who proves chess is cool. […]

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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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