Blair Student Wins Rep. Raskin’s 2020 App Challenge

A Montgomery Blair High School student and his collaborator have been named the winners of his 2020 Congressional App Challenge, U.S Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-District 8) announced. Kevin Xu, a senior at Montgomery Blair High School, and development partner Leon Si, a junior at Victoria Park Collegiate Institute Ontario, created Tabulo, a free education app to assist teachers by allowing them to use a virtual whiteboard.

BRIDGE Learning Community Information Session

BRIDGE is a new online program designed for Maryland students in grades 7-10. We aim to provide an engaging and authentic educational experience to students seeking stability and growth during the COVID-19 crisis. More information about BRIDGE can also be found on our website: We want to invite you to an online information session … Read More

County Council Introduces Appropriation for Childcare Assistance

Childcare providers and working families with school-age children could receive financial support via a special appropriation introduced by the County Council yesterday. The appropriation of nearly $7.7 million would include $1.8 million provide grants to full day, school-age childcare services reopening in Montgomery County Public Schools buildings.

BRIDGE Virtual Info Session

How was everyone’s first week back at school? Come on by to a virtual Info Session to learn about how BRIDGE is helping to create an engaging online alternative for this Fall! We’ll be going over the philosophy of our program as well as we’ll help you navigate the mechanics of enrolling and receiving credits! … Read More

Student Immunizations Still Required for Virtual Schooling

Despite schools operating on a virtual basis, students are still required to meet the state’s immunization requirements, according to the county’s Department of Health and Human Services. “If students are not in compliance with immunization requirements, they can be excluded from school beginning Sept. 20,” the department said.

Board of Elections Approves County High Schools for Voting Centers

The Montgomery County Board of Elections has approved the county’s high schools as locations for voting centers for the Nov. 3 election. The list includes Montgomery Blair High School, 51 University Blvd. E., and Northwood High School, 919 University Blvd. W. In addition, the board approved 11 locations for early voting, including the Silver Spring Civic Building.

COVID–19 Closures Extended for Schools, Public Facilities

Gov. Larry Hogan extended the closure of public schools due to the COVID-19 emergency, and Montgomery County Public Schools began distributing laptops to students needing them for distance learning. The closures are in effect until at least April 24 and all extracurricular programs, athletic programs are cancelled.

University to Consolidate Operations in Silver Spring

A Puerto Rico-based university will consolidate and expand its local offerings in the Inventa Towers in downtown Silver Spring. Ana G. Méndez University has agreed to lease 28,500 square feet of space in the former Discovery headquarters and plans a May 2020 opening, according to a press release from the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation.

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