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Slave Museum event addresses Critical Race Theory

Plus: County plans ‘test-to-stay’ mobile unit to limit kids in COVID-19 quarantines; Fairytale ending for Takoma Torch, Olney baseball team

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Slave Museum event addresses Critical Race Theory

The Sandy Spring Slave Museum and African Art Gallery is addressing a hot-button issue that has sparked debate at local school boards across the nation: Critical Race Theory.

“Critical Race Theory: ‘What the hype is all about’” on Oct. 14 will be led by Troy Boddy, a retired director of equity initiatives for Montgomery County Public Schools, and Sean Coleman, an associate professor at Bowie State University. [Montgomery Community Media]

County plans ‘test-to-stay’ mobile unit to limit kids in COVID-19 quarantines

Montgomery County officials say they’re hiring 100 additional medical staff members for a mobile unit to go to schools around the county and administer daily rapid tests to reduce large-scale COVID-19 quarantines.

About 30 testers have been hired and another 30 are expected to be brought on by the end of next week, Montgomery County Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Earl Stoddard said Wednesday. [WTOP]

Fairytale ending for Takoma Torch, Olney baseball team

The satire website The Takoma Torch donated $1,250 to the Olney Boys and Girls Club, according to social media posts by both of them.

The donation put an end to the “Olney Fans” saga. [The Moco Show]

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