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November 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

State Approves County’s Previously-Denied Waiver for Early Childcare Centers

After a second letter from Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon approved the county’s initially-rejected request asking to continue relaxed teacher-child ratios in early childcare facilities. “Since your first correspondence, we have seen Maryland reporting a seven-day positivity rate of 6.82% and a case rate of 30.9 per 100K,” Salmon said […]

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September 25, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Says All School Systems Have Submitted In-Person Learning Plans

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday that all 24 Maryland jurisdictions have state-approved plans to bring at least some students back into school buildings this fall.  On Aug. 27 Hogan said eight school systems did not include any in-person learning in their fall semester plans, which he said was not acceptable. “It is essential that we […]

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August 13, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

After Classifying Soccer as High Risk, County Still Reviewing Guidelines

Montgomery County is still considering how to approach soccer during the ongoing pandemic.  County Executive Marc Elrich issued an executive order last week amending his Phase 2 reopening order. Under the directive, high-risk sports are limited to no-contact skills building and drills, while low and medium-risk sports can have games. The county references the Maryland […]

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August 12, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Damascus Student Wins Montgomery County Youth Anti-Vaping PSA Contest

Montgomery County health officials have announced the winners of the first anti-vaping public service announcement youth contest, held earlier this year. The contest asked students to create an informative video about the dangers of vaping, including at least two health dangers associated with e-cigarettes and resources to help youth quit, according to a press release. […]

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August 11, 2020 | Michelle Queen

National Survey Shows 55% Parents Favor Reopening Schools

With the new school year starting in a few weeks, there is still a debate about schools reopening. A recent national survey shows 55 percent of parents want schools to reopen for in-person learning. The financial website WalletHub asked more than 1,200 parents whether they prefer students to return to the classroom in the fall […]

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August 3, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

County Public Libraries Hosting ‘Virtual Sleepover’

The Montgomery County Public Libraries will be hosting a virtual sleepover on Friday, August 7 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This event is designed for children from ages eight to 10 years old and will feature activities such as a meet the author talk with Jonathan Roth, a cooking lesson, an interactive trivia game, […]

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July 13, 2020 | Staff Writer

Eight MCPS Students Awarded College-Sponsored Scholarships

Eight Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students have received college- and university-sponsored scholarships in the final round of awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Each sponsoring college or university selected scholarship winners from among finalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four […]

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June 23, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Rockville’s In-Person Park Adventure Camps Open for Summer

Registration is now open for Rockville’s in-person, outdoors Park Adventures camps. Most activities are still closed due to COVID-19 but the City of Rockville decided to open their day camp, announcing on Thursday that registration would become accessible at the beginning of the week. Running weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon July 13 through August […]

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June 15, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

COVID-19 Forces Summer Camps to Get Creative

COVID-19 has forced many families to cancel their plans for summer 2020, but some camps are getting creative and offering online versions of classes to keep children engaged. Best Brains in Rockville is offering both academic and extra-curricular classes, such as public speaking, coding, and cooking 101. They are holding eight weeks of virtual camps […]

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June 4, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Police Search for Cyclist in Connection to Assault in Bethesda

Police are investigating an assault involving a cyclist on Capital Crescent Trail. The incident occurred at approximately 12:45 p.m. Monday near the Dalecarlia Tunnel in Bethesda. According to police, the suspect began arguing with three young adults posting flyers in support of Black Lives Matter before grabbing the flyers from a young girl and pushing […]

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