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February 1, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Rep. Trone: Relief for State, Local Governments is Nonnegotiable

U.S. Rep. David Trone (D-Md. 6) joined County Council President Tom Hucker at a media briefing Monday to discuss how the Biden administration would work with Montgomery County. Trone discussed support for President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief proposal, noting that it includes $350 billion in funding for state and local governments, which was […]

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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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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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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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August 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

School Board Committee Will Meet Thursday to Discuss Special Education This Fall

The Montgomery County Board of Education Special Populations Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday to discuss special education in the fall semester.    Residents can submit questions before the meeting and watch live on YouTube and Facebook.  On Tuesday, the school board approved a plan for the fall semester, which begins Aug. 31 and […]

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August 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

State Superintendent Recommends at Least 3.5 Hours Daily Live Instruction

Maryland State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon wants schools to offer an average of 3.5 hours of live virtual instruction per day this fall.  All school systems were required to submit their fall semester plans to the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) by Aug. 14. At an MSDE meeting Monday, Salmon said that while the […]

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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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August 7, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles, County Back Down Over Virtual-Only Order for Private Schools

After a week-long back and forth over private schools, Montgomery County has backed down.  On Friday, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles rescinded his order to keep private schools virtual until at least Oct. 1. The announcement comes after the state health department said on Thursday that it is policy that private schools can’t be […]

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July 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Results Are In: 42% of Parents Want Kids at School, 25% of Staff Want to be at School

In June, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) launched parent and staff surveys asking for input about education for the fall semester.  On Tuesday, results were shared at a Board of Education meeting. 55,839 residents responded to the online parent survey, and about 7,000 responded to a phone survey targeted at zip codes with low online […]

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May 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Sandy Spring Teacher is a Contestant on JEOPARDY!

A Sandy Spring teacher is a contestant in the 2020 JEOPARDY! Teachers Tournament, according to a news release from the long-running TV game show.  Anne Pulju is a 10-12th grade English teacher at Sandy Spring Friends School. The tournament was filmed in early February, and will air beginning May 25 to June 5. 15 K-12 instructors […]

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