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Harford County Council Is Asking University Of Maryland Upper Chesapeake To Reconsider Its Vaccine Mandate

BEL AIR, Md.(WJZ) — Harford County Council is asking the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake in Bel Air to reconsider its vaccine mandate, citing concerns that it may prompt some hospital staff to leave and cause understaffing issues. “If we lose a percentage of our employees because of the mandate what does that do to wait times and health care into the future?” said county council president Patrick Vincenti. The mandate requires employees at the hospital to be vaccinated by October 1st. And all staff within the University of Maryland Medical System are required to be vaccinated.  Many county council members are concerned...
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Loudoun's Varsity Football Week 4 Scoreboard

Broad Run, Heritage, Independence, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley and Stone Bridge high schools each earned wins Friday night during the fourth week of the 2021 varsity football season. In a showdown of Dulles District teams, Heritage rallied to defeat previously unbeaten Tuscarora 32-27 in Leesburg. The Pride improved to 4-0...
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Ocean City Today

School mask mandate now Maryland law; Worcester schools tally first covid cases

A group of Democrats who outnumber their Republican counterparts have officially superseded local ruling bodies to require everyone inside school buildings across the state to wear face coverings. Members of the General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review voted 10-7 along party lines — Democrats in favor,...
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Frederick Community College searches for a new president

FREDERICK, Md. (WDVM) — In Maryland, Frederick Community College Board of Trustees announced they are conducting a national search to find their next college president. FCC’s previous president has retired and now they are looking for someone with a strong vision to better their school and provide leadership for students and faculty.

Meade High Teacher, Jing Dai, Named Finalist for Maryland Teacher of the Year

Meade High School Chinese teacher Jing Dai today was named a finalist for the 2021-2022 Maryland Teacher of the Year by the Maryland State Department of Education. Dai, a 10-year teaching veteran who has spent her entire Anne Arundel County Public Schools career at Meade High School, is one of eight finalists for the award. AACPS has had finalists in six of the last seven years, and four AACPS teachers have earned the state award since the program began in 1986.

High School Band Competition at Woodgrove

Come enjoy and cheer for fifteen (15) marching bands on Saturday, September 18, as Woodgrove High School, Purcellville, VA hosts the Virginia Marching Band Cooperative (VMBC) Affiliated Marching Band Competition. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. VMBC’s mission is to provide the philosophical and organizational structure for marching band events in Virginia that creates a positive and rewarding performance experience for our performers and instructors that will enhance their skills and abilities across all levels. We welcome you to come support your favorite local and regional performers—you can purchase airgrams and they will be acknowledged during announcements for their school, and visit our concessions to stay hydrated and energized throughout the day in anticipation of the awards ceremony that evening.
Falls Church News-Press

F.C. City Schools Make Full Return to Class at All Levels

The new school year featuring all in-person classes throughout the Falls Church City Public Schools is now underway and the School Board held its first regular meeting of the new season Tuesday night where it voted a four-percent salary increase and new four year contract for Superintendent Dr. Peter Noonan and learned that enrollment through the system is within five students of matching the enrollment level of a year ago.

Montgomery Co. schools will have outdoor homecomings

Students in Montgomery County, Maryland, will still get a homecoming dance — but it may be outside. The school system said it will be switching up traditions because of the ever-evolving coronavirus pandemic. Montgomery County Public Schools said more of its homecoming activities will be pushed outside, trading in a...

Damascus-Kennedy Football Games Canceled over COVID-19 Quarantines, Injuries

Saturday’s varsity and junior varsity football games between Damascus and John F. Kennedy High School has been canceled due to student-athlete quarantines and injuries at Kennedy, according to a tweet from Damascus High School Athletic Director Cliff Elgin. Both games, which were scheduled for Saturday, will not be made up...

Governor Northam Visits Beville Middle School

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Virginia Governor Ralph Northam created the Task Force on Culturally Inclusive School Meals and Calendars to identify best practices for implementing cultural and religious-inclusive school meals and school calendars to accommodate the many diverse cultures in Virginia. The task force, chaired by Atif Qarni, Secretary of Education, delivered its recommendations during a luncheon at Beville Middle School.

Hood College partners with Frederick Chamber of Commerce to offer tuition discounts to employees and dependents

Hood College and the Frederick Chamber of Commerce have struck a partnership that will offer the employees of chamber members tuition discounts for themselves, their spouses and their dependent children. Under the agreement, full-time undergraduates will receive a $15,000 annual tuition discount and part-time graduate students will receive a discount...

UPDATED: After brief recess due to unruly protesters, school board unanimously adopts vaccine requirement for teachers, staff

After calling a temporary recess due to a sometimes unruly crowd of activists gathered to protest critical race theory – which officials insist is not taught in local schools – the Prince William County School Board made quick work of its agenda Wednesday night, adjourning about 30 minutes after the meeting began.
Journal & Sunday Journal

JCS superintendent gives update on counseling department review

CHARLES TOWN — Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Dr. Bondy Shay Gibson presented the findings from a school counseling review by the West Virginia Department of Education to the board of education at Monday night’s meeting. The review was conducted at the request of the district to learn about areas where...
Fairfax Times

Westfield beats Marshall in a nail-biting finish

It was the first Friday night since fall 2019 that fans could pack the stands at Westfield High School to watch varsity football, and the gridiron action did not disappoint. A close game for four quarters concluded in a nail-biting finish, with the Westfield Bulldogs successfully defending their home turf against the Marshall Statesmen in overtime.

Montgomery College to require employees, students to be vaccinated

This story was updated at 7:10 p.m. on Sept. 16, 2021, to include more information. Montgomery College will require its employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to an announcement from the school on Thursday. All employees must submit proof of being fully vaccinated by Nov. 8. Students...