virtual learning

December 4, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Lockheed Martin Donates Funds for Virtual Learning School Supply Kits

Lockheed Martin donated $125,000 to the Montgomery County Public Schools Educational Foundation for virtual learning school supply kits and other technology needs. About $65,000 of the donation will be used to purchase virtual learning school supply kits that include essential school supplies, including crayons, notebooks, binders and papers. The rest of the money will be used […]

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November 12, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Phased Return to In-Person Learning for MCPS Students Being Discussed

Montgomery County Board of Education tentatively approved Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) framework for students to return to in-person learning starting in January. According to an MCPS community update letter, the framework was presented to the Board of Education on November 6. It included the district’s plan for a phased return to in-person learning. Montgomery County […]

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October 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Riemer Warns More Reopenings Mean ‘We Are Painting Ourselves Into a Corner’ with Schools

Councilmember Hans Riemer is concerned schools are not being prioritized when it comes to Montgomery County’s reopening strategy. “Yes small businesses are paying a price from covid, kids are paying a price from covid too,” Riemer said in an interview with MyMCMedia. Montgomery County Public Schools has been offering virtual learning since March and will […]

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October 16, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Councilmember Riemer: Montgomery County’s Reopening Efforts Should Prioritize Students

Montgomery County Councilmember Hans Riemer is concerned that Montgomery County isn’t prioritizing getting students back into the classroom. In a letter sent to county residents Monday, Riemer explained why he was the only Councilmember to vote against allowing restaurants and bars to apply for a permit to serve alcohol after 10 p.m. “While the proposal […]

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September 18, 2020 | Staff Writer

MCPS Seeks Feedback on Virtual Learning Experiences

Montgomery County Public Schools wants feedback from parents, students, and staff on their virtual learning experience so far three weeks into the school year. The school system released a parent/guardian survey to ensure families have the resources needed to engage in virtual learning successfully. Answers are confidential and will be reported together with the feedback from other families, […]

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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… pic.twitter.com/E7MmSnyW8R — 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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