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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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August 5, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Details All-Virtual First Semester

Montgomery County Public Schools’ plan for the first semester, while totally virtual, is designed to be as similar to an in-school day as possible and includes virtual extracurricular activities, free lunches and distribution of all necessary technical equipment. Superintendent Jack Smith released a 43-page “Reimagine, Reopen, Recover” draft plan that will be presented to the […]

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July 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Months into Pandemic, County Residents Share Their Greatest Concerns

The COVID-19 pandemic is global and has impacted everyone. The consequences of the virus have raised many questions and concerns. MyMCMedia asked county residents what issues are foremost on their minds.

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July 23, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Parent Leader Reacts to Decision About Virtual-Only First Semester

Members of the Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations are responding to MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith’s announcement on updates to the district’s Fall 2020 recovery plan. Dr. Smith announced on Wednesday that MCPS would remain in a virtual-only instructional model for the first semester and “the foreseeable future.” The plan will be reassessed in […]

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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 18, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Releases Video To Address Rumors About Opening of Schools

Montgomery County Public Schools released a 12-minute video Saturday and a letter to the school community to clear up rumors swirling throughout the community concerning the opening of schools, which is set for Aug. 31. Schools will be held virtually until county and state officials deem it safe to return to the classroom, explained MCPS […]

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July 15, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

In PBS Newshour Appearance, Montgomery College President Discusses COVID-19 and Racism

Montgomery College President, Dr. DeRionne Pollard, spoke with PBS Newshour about the challenges her community college students face with online learning and the impacts of current racial issues. She expects that enrollment will increase in the fall with many students changing their college plans due to COVID-19. “If I look at my enrollment for summer, […]

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July 15, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for July 15 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, July 15, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Superintendent Press Conference: MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith will hold a press conference at 11:30 a.m. He will discuss planning and considerations for the fall semester. The conference will be streamed on YouTube. 2. MCPS Virtual Conversation: MCPS will host […]

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