October 23, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Virtual Panel Promotes Positive Police Interaction with Autism Community

In conjunction with Pathfinders for Autism, the Montgomery County Police Autism/Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Unit (MCPD Autism/IDD Unit) is hosting a virtual panel to discuss ways to promote positive law enforcement interaction within the autism community. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. and will include six speakers: Officer Laurie Reyes, […]

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October 20, 2020 | Staff Writer

MCPS Shares New Interactive Tool for Districtwide Boundary Analysis

Montgomery County Public School officials say the second phase of the Districtwide Boundary Analysis will focus on engagement with a new Interactive Boundary Explorer tool. The tool will offer a more in-depth look at MCPS school boundaries and was designed to provide a comprehensive assessment by analyzing various data points. The interactive tool will be […]

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October 15, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 15, in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, Oct. 15, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1.COVID-19 Virtual Media Briefing: Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, Office of Emergency Management Director, Dr. Earl Stoddard, and Dr. Gilberto Zelaya from the Montgomery County Board of Elections will host a virtual media briefing today at 12:30 to provide COVID-19 […]

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October 7, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

1,561 MCPS Students Have Not Accessed Online Platforms

As of Friday 1,561 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students have not accessed myMCPS Classroom or Zoom at all this school year. Under the current virtual learning model, attendance is fulfilled through either of the two platforms. At a school board meeting Tuesday MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith said most of the 1,561 “missing” students […]

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September 11, 2020 | Staff Writer

Local Business Owners Join Katz For Friday Business Briefing

Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz will host his next virtual business briefing Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Katz will be joined by Anna Hargrave, executive director of the Community Foundation, and Julie Verratti, co-owner of Denizens Brewing Company. The group will discuss recovery efforts from COVID-19’s economic impact. Those who wish to […]

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August 25, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Superintendente Estatal: ‘Al Menos 3.5 Horas Diarias de Instrucción en Vivo’

La superintendente del estado de Maryland, la Dra. Karen Salmon, quiere que las escuelas ofrezcan un promedio de 3.5 horas de instrucción virtual en vivo por día, durante el otoño. Todos los sistemas escolares debían presentar sus planes para el semestre de otoño al Departamento de Educación del Estado de Maryland (MSDE) antes del 14 […]

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August 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

State Superintendent Recommends at Least 3.5 Hours Daily Live Instruction

Maryland State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon wants schools to offer an average of 3.5 hours of live virtual instruction per day this fall.  All school systems were required to submit their fall semester plans to the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) by Aug. 14. At an MSDE meeting Monday, Salmon said that while the […]

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August 21, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS to Provide Technology Webinars for Parents

Montgomery County Public Schools will be hosting a series of technology webinars for parents. MCPS officials say this is an effort to share helpful information about the new parent portal (ParentVUE) and other digital tools students will be using this fall, such as myMCPS Classroom, Kami, and Zoom. Starting on Friday evening, activation emails and letters for the new […]

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August 7, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

School Board Approves Virtual-Only Learning, Superintendent Calls on State to Do Better

The Montgomery County school board voted and approved Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) having an all-virtual semester this fall.  A vote on the new draft plan introduced at the meeting is scheduled for Aug. 25.  In regard to returning to brick-and-mortar learning, MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith said at a school board meeting Thursday that […]

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August 7, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Requisitos de Asistencia en el Nuevo Borrador del Plan Educativo de MCPS

En un nuevo plan potencial presentado en una reunión de la Junta Escolar del condado, el jueves, los estudiantes de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) tendrían tres opciones para cumplir virtualmente su requisito de asistencia: Los estudiantes pueden asistir a una clase en la plataforma Zoom en vivo Completar un registro de […]

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