virtual learning

September 15, 2020 | Staff Writer

MCPS Co-Hosting Family-Focused Community Discussion on Virtual Learning

Montgomery County Public Schools and the Montgomery County Faith Community Advisory Council are teaming up to host a virtual town hall at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16. The family-focused community discussion will focus on the status of virtual learning in MCPS. Other topics include student and family supports, technology and training, school meals, and mental […]

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September 11, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS, Board of Education Discuss Ways to Get Back to In-Person Learning

It’s been nearly two weeks since Montgomery County Public Schools welcomed back about 160,000 students virtually. During the MCPS Board of Education’s virtual meeting on Thursday, ‘Opening Schools in Recovery of Education’ was the main topic of discussion. MCPS shared with the board the work that has been done to ensure students and staff have […]

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August 31, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Photos: A Very Virtual Start to the School Year in Montgomery County

Montgomery County Public Schools has officially started online learning. Here’s what the first day of the 2020-2021 academic year looked like for MCPS students: Which student are you when it comes to online learning? Some students start online learning like this… — MyMCMedia (@mymcmedia) August 31, 2020 Which are you? — MyMCMedia (@mymcmedia) August […]

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August 31, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

First Day Of Virtual School Comes With New Technology Rules

What to wear? When will the bus be here? Those were not the big questions asked today by students on the first day of school. Instead, Montgomery County Public Schools’ decision to teach virtually elicited questions far different from the ones we are all used to. Internet privacy issues, absenteeism and use of the chat […]

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August 25, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Three-Fourths of St. John’s Episcopal Students Opt For In-Class Learning

About 75 percent of the students at St. John’s Episcopal School in Olney plan to enter their classroom on the first day of school. The other 25 percent have opted to learn at home through virtual learning. The new school year for students in Pre-K through eighth grade will start on Sept. 8 with an […]

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August 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery College Offering Live FAQ Event Thursday

Montgomery College is offering a live virtual event Thursday at 2 p.m. to answer frequently-asked questions about the fall semester.  Residents can watch live on Facebook and YouTube. Most classes this fall will be taught online, however some programs like automotive technology and health sciences may have on-campus lab sessions. The semester begins Aug. 31 […]

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August 13, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Nonpublic Schools Deciding on Opening Options

As the start of the new school year approaches, some nonpublic schools are opting to begin virtually with the goal of opening up their classrooms as soon as possible. Other private and parochial schools in the county are opening their doors on the first day while still others are choosing a hybrid approach, allowing parents […]

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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 | Mira Varghese

MCPS Will Provide Technology to Students, Staff for Virtual Semester

As part of its plan for the virtual start of the 2020-2021 school year, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) say will provide staff and families with the needed technology to execute and participate in virtual learning. Reliable access to wifi and technology are not guaranteed and present a true struggle for many individuals, including in […]

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August 6, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Controversy Continues to Swirl Around Opening of Nonpublic Schools

As schools and students prepare to begin the new year, a decision as to whether nonpublic schools may welcome students into their classrooms appears fluid. On Wednesday, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles issued an amended directive, which doubled down on his earlier decision that nonpublic schools could only teach virtually until at least Oct. […]

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