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July 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS to Provide Virtual-Only Instruction Through January 29; Fall, Winter Sports Canceled

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith announced in a letter Tuesday that MCPS will provide virtual-only instruction for its first semester, which concludes on Jan. 21, 2021. “This decision includes the cancellation of all fall and winter sports,” Smith said. Smith said the decision was made following the guidance of Montgomery County […]

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July 16, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich and Gayles Detail Data, Criteria for Getting Back into Classrooms

The school year will begin with virtual learning for MCPS students on August 31. According to Superintendent Jack Smith, students are expected to start gradually returning to classrooms sometime in November, depending on the status of the COVID-19 health crisis. Meanwhile, county leaders say the process relies heavily on local case number data. During his […]

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July 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

10 Takeaways from MCPS’ Online Discussion About Its Recovery Plan

On Wednesday, Montgomery County Public Schools’ leadership team held a virtual conversation about about its coronavirus recovery plan for the upcoming academic year. On Saturday, MCPS released a 21-page report called “MCPS Fall 2020: Reimagine, Reopen, Recover,” detailing how its schools may operate in the fall. The report is subject to changes depending on the […]

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May 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Public Schools to Stay Closed Remainder of Academic Year

Maryland Public Schools will remain closed for the remainder of the academic 2019-2020 school year. Online learning will continue and students will not return to campuses because of the coronavirus. The announcement was made Wednesday at a news conference with Gov. Larry Hogan and State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon. Salmon said, “After extensive discussions with […]

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March 25, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Online Learning Starts March 30, Chromebook Distribution Begins Thursday

Montgomery County Public Schools is preparing its move to online learning on March 30. Jack Smith, superintendent of MCPS, said in a video following the statewide announcement that Maryland Public Schools will remain closed through April 24, MCPS will start distributing Chromebooks to students in need starting Thursday. In an email to families on Thursday, […]

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November 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Announces Meetings for Districtwide Boundary Analysis

During his monthly press conference, Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith announced upcoming meetings for families to weigh in on the MCPS’s Districtwide Boundary Analysis study. The first hearing takes place Monday evening in the Board of Education’s hearing room, located at 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. There are more meetings about the boundary […]

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September 17, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Navarro Presenta Programa de Equidad Racial para el Condado

La actual Presidenta del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery, Nancy Navarro, presentó el proyecto de ley 27-19 en una conferencia de prensa el martes, que crearía un programa de equidad racial y justicia social para el gobierno del condado de Montgomery. Navarro ha encabezado el esfuerzo para crear una política sobre la equidad racial en […]

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September 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Navarro to Introduce County-Wide Racial Equity Program

Nancy Navarro is introducing Bill 27-19 at a press conference Tuesday, which would create a racial equity and social justice program for Montgomery County government. Navarro has been spearheading the effort to create a policy about racial equity in the county since April 2018. Meanwhile, since March 2019, Navarro, County Executive Marc Elrich, and other […]

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May 16, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejal Jawando responde al reporte de MCPS sobre incidente en Damascus

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) anunciaron la tarde del martes, que su investigación interna sobre los incidentes, que tuvieron lugar el 31 de octubre en el vestuario de niños de la Escuela Secundaria Damascus, se completó.    Durante la conferencia de prensa, se anunciaron los siguientes pasos:   Se han tomado medidas disciplinarias, pero no se dieron […]

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May 15, 2019 | Staff Writer

Councilmember Jawando Responds to MCPS’ Report on Damascus Incidents

Late Tuesday afternoon, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announced that their internal investigation into the horrific incidents that took place in the boy’s locker room at Damascus High School on October 31 was complete. Some of the next steps announced at the news conference: disciplinary action has been taken but no specifics were released the […]

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