New STEAM Wing Set To Open At Notre Dame Preparatory School

The Notre Dame Preparatory School in Towson is set to dedicate a new wing to prepare young women for careers in science, technology and math. The dedication comes after the school was named a 2020-2021 National Blue Ribbon School for academic excellence by the U.S. Department of Education, one of ten schools in the state to earn the honor. (WJZ)

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Anne Arundel County schools suspend in-person sports amid coronavirus uptick

Anne Arundel County Public Schools has suspended all in-person athletics and extracurricular activities, effective immediately, because of a recent rise in COVID-19 cases. Superintendent George Arlotto made the announcement Monday, citing an uptick in coronavirus cases in the county, where the average number of new cases per 100,000 residents over a seven-day period had risen to 21.3 as of Sunday. (WTOP)

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Harford County schools returning to mostly virtual as COVID-19 cases reach new highs

Harford County Public Schools will be sending most students and teachers home at the end of this week to resume virtual learning after new local coronavirus cases have spiked to the their highest levels since the pandemic began here. “We’re going to shut down a majority of our in-person learning experiences for a short period of time while the metrics are above the cutoffs established by the state,” Superintendent Sean Bulson said Monday in an interview with The Aegis. “We’ve now had five days of the positivity rate exceeding 5%, and our new case rate has been on a very steep trajectory.” (Balt Sun)

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Carroll County schools celebrate veterans with activities

Carroll public schools are finding ways to celebrate veterans virtually this week through activities and pre-recorded videos. In past years, some schools have brought in veterans to meet with students and talk about their experiences. That isn’t possible this year because of COVID-19. Still, multiple schools are participating Wednesday in Veterans Day activities that honor those who served. (Carr Co Times)

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Montgomery County outlines return-to-school plans

Students could begin returning to school in Montgomery County, Maryland, in phases, starting Jan.12. The Montgomery County Board of Education outlined its plans Friday, including bringing small groups of students back, with English language learners and those in special education programs returning first. “I’m appreciative that we’ll be sticking our toe in the water to bring back children,” board member Pat O’Neill said. O’Neill noted the phases would span from mid-January until the start of the second semester. (WTOP)

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Officials Confirm First COVID-19 Outbreak In Carroll County Public Schools

The first official COVID-19 outbreak in Carroll County Public Schools has been confirmed, in a special education program at Robert Moton Elementary School in Westminster, officials said Friday. The Maryland Department of Health defines an outbreak as two linked positive cases, meaning one person may have spread the virus to another person at the school. (WJZ-TV)

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Virus sends Allegany County students back to online school

All students in Maryland’s Allegany County Public Schools will return to remote learning Monday because of a shortage of staff available to teach in person as a result of a rising number of coronavirus cases in the area. The Cumberland Times-News says the school district announced the change Saturday. (WTOP)

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No In-Person Instruction For St. Mary’s County Public Schools This Week As COVID-19 Cases Increase In Area

Due to an increase of COVID-19 cases in the area, St. Mary’s County Public Schools will have no in-person instruction this week. Due to the increased rate of COVID-19 Cases in our area, there will be No In-Person Instruction for the week of Nov 9-13, 2020, for all SMCPS students. Staff and Families – check your email for details. (WJZ-TV)

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