State superintendent says students should be in school ‘right now’

State superintendent says students should be in school ‘right now’

Plus: County reminds people to change batteries as they change clocks; Report says school meals programs not reaching enough eligible kids

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State superintendent says students should be in school ‘right now’

State Schools Superintendent Karen B. Salmon called on school systems in suburban Maryland to begin bringing back at least some of their students for in-person instruction right away as learning losses accumulate.

Only a handful of the state’s 24 school systems have not brought students back to campus in some form. But the holdouts include the state’s two largest districts, in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, which together educate nearly 300,000 students. [Washington Post]

County reminds people to change batteries as they change clocks

Montgomery County is reminding people to change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms as they turn their clocks back this weekend.

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday at 2 a.m. Clocks should be turned back one hour. [Montgomery County]

Report says school meals programs not reaching enough eligible kids

Some low-income children in Maryland who are eligible for free school breakfasts have not been receiving them, according to a report that the group Maryland Hunger Solutions released Wednesday.

The report found that in the 2018-2019 school year, 62 low-income Maryland students ate school breakfast for every 100 who ate school lunch. That’s lower than the national goal, set by Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), of 70 low-income children in the national School Breakfast Program for every 100 who get school lunch. [Maryland Matters]

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Rain, with a high around 64 and a low around 46

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