Montgomery County schools are set to open their doors on Monday, but already there have been some changes to their back-to-school plans that stem from concern over the COVID-19 delta variant.
Some parents in the D.C region are asking their school districts, what’s the plan for breakfast and lunch whenever kids gather inside of school buildings to eat without wearing a mask?
With growing concerns surrounding the delta variant of COVID-19 and recent changes in some mask mandates, there are questions about whether school districts within the D.C. region are ready to handle more families who want virtual learning for their child, instead of in-person.
With a highly anticipated school year just weeks away, on Friday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that vaccinated teachers and students don't need to wear masks inside school buildings, relaxing its COVID-19 guidelines.
The U.S. News & World Report released its highly anticipated 2021 Best High School rankings on Tuesday – and some local institutions were notably absent.
The Maryland State Board of Education on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution calling for school districts to offer full-time in-person education option during the 2021-2022 school year.
Winter weather, including as much as a foot of snow in some areas, is expected to hit the DC region on Wednesday. School districts from Maryland and Virginia are now sharing their snow day plans and detailing whether or not the inclement weather will deter online and in-person learning.
In Maryland’s largest school district, the Board of Education voted to once again delay the start to phased-in, in-person instruction as coronavirus cases in the country continue to grow. The new date school leaders are aiming for: February 1, 2020.
Maryland Schools Superintendent Karen B. Salmon, Ph.D. has requested that the Maryland Department of Health include teachers, school staff and early child care professionals as the first priority in the plan to start COVID-19 vaccinations for essential employees in Maryland.
Many parents in Montgomery County said Monday that technical issues with Montgomery County Public Schools are getting in the way of deciding how they would like their child to go back to school once the buildings open again.
With the promising news about COVID vaccine effectiveness, many people are already thinking ahead to next year when a vaccine should be widely available.
Weeks after Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said schools can begin to reopen, school leaders are still deciding on when to do just that.
Dozens of frustrated parents don’t seem to think that schools in Montgomery County are ready to take on the first day of virtual learning on August 31. Many of them have been venting and sounding off on social media about not being able to navigate through some of the parent portals they need, in order to set up their kids for online learning. The frustration is mostly surrounding the portal called the Synergy ParentVue which is also linked to ‘MyMCPS.’
Here's a look at what schools in D.C., Maryland and Virginia have planned for the upcoming year.
The order prohibiting Montgomery County private schools from opening for in-person instructions until after October 1, 2020 has been rescinded by the county.
The Montgomery County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to allow a new course on LGBTQ history in schools.
On Tuesday, the Montgomery County’s Board of Education, among other actions, is expected to vote on whether to add an intensive LGBTQ history course, that some advocates believe could be the first of its kind not only for Montgomery County – but also the state and country.
After a Montgomery County private school announced it will close for good due to financial strain from the COVID-19 pandemic, parents are doing everything possible to keep the doors open.
Maryland has extended the closure of schools through May 15 as the state battles the spread of the novel coronavirus.
As parents and educators scramble to provide online learning resources and homework guidelines to kids who are home during the COVID-19 crisis, some teachers in the D.C. region are taking a different approach.