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Montgomery County private schools from opening for in-person instructions until after October 1, 2020 has been rescinded by the county.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.
Eleanor Roosevelt High School and College Park Academy in Prince George's County will be temporarily closed for the rest of the week amid possible coronavirus exposure fears.
A Maryland State delegate is pushing a bill that would require state public schools to allow therapy dogs.
Montgomery County Schools may become the first school district in Maryland to offer an LGBTQ studies course for high schools.
A group of students spoke during the public comment period of the Montgomery County Council meeting Wednesday night, pleading for the funding to fix their schools.
Governor Larry Hogan wants Maryland schools to start after Labor Day. He just introduced a new bill that would make it the law of the land.
Several hundred people turned out tonight as Montgomery County held its latest school boundary analysis meeting.