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April 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Sunrise Silver Spring Members Rally for Good Jobs For All

On Sunday, about two dozen young people with Sunrise Silver Spring, called on U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin to sign the Good Jobs for All pledge demanding that the government provide jobs that are green, well-paid and provide paid leave. The pledge calls on federal politicians to “commit to doing everything in my power to pass […]

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February 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Recreation Returning to Outdoor, In-Person Programming

Montgomery County Recreation is returning to in-person programs on a limited basis. Beginning Feb. 16, there will be a limited number of indoor, instructor-led sports and fitness activities at four recreation centers. RecFit-Limited marks the first in-person programming offered since March 2020. RecFit -Limited will be offered evenings at Bauer Drive, Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac, Plum Gar and White […]

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February 10, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

County, MCPS, Montgomery College to Co-Host Virtual Climate Youth Town Hall

Montgomery College, Montgomery County and Montgomery County Public Schools will co-host a virtual Climate Youth Town Hall on Thursday, Feb. 11 to discuss how the County will address the climate emergency. The event will last from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom. Students attending the event can engage in conversations about climate action and […]

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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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