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October 26, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Educators Plan Rally to Expose Understaffing Problems

Educators from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) “will take to the streets Tuesday afternoon” to demand the hiring of additional teachers, paraeducators and bus drivers and increased compensation for those forced to do extra duties due to the hiring shortage. Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA) will hold a car picket and rally at 5 p.m. […]

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August 13, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Staff Must Provide Vaccination Proof or Participate in Weekly Testing

Montgomery County Public Schools will require its staff members to submit proof they’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine. Otherwise, they will need to participate in COVID-19 testing on a weekly basis. The news was confirmed in the MCPS 2021-2022 Reopening Guide, which was released Friday afternoon. MCPS, Prince George’s County Public Schools, and Howard County Public Schools […]

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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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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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