Girl stung by type of moth caterpillar at Cabin John Regional Park

Girl stung by American dagger moth caterpillar at Cabin John Regional Park

Plus: Maryland schools get green light for earlier start to winter sports; Marylanders split over virtual, hybrid schooling, poll finds

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Girl stung by American dagger moth caterpillar at Cabin John Regional Park

Eliza Gravely, 7, was stung by an American dagger moth caterpillar near the playground at Cabin John Regional Park last Wednesday when she picked it up.  

Eliza’s mother, Elizabeth Gravely, said her daughter was covered in hives, her hands were swollen and five days later, she still has an itchy rash all over her upper body. [Fox 5]

Maryland schools get green light for earlier start to winter sports

The Maryland State Board of Education has approved moving up the start of the winter sports season by nearly two months, the latest in a series of changes to the school sports calendar in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Under a plan board members approved Monday, the start date for competitive winter sports would be Dec. 7 instead of Feb. 1.

Montgomery County is among the school systems sticking with virtual-only seasons. [WTOP]

Marylanders split over virtual, hybrid schooling, poll finds

Marylanders are split evenly over whether schools should continue virtual education amid the coronavirus pandemic or move to a hybrid in-person model, a Gonzales poll released Tuesday found.

The poll found 37% of respondents favored virtual learning only while the same percentage were in favor of a combination of in-person and virtual learning. Twenty percent said schools should move to all in-person education. [WJZ]

Today’s weather

Mostly cloudy, with a chance of rain. The high will be around 65 and the low around 52.

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