virtual learning

Over 9,000 MPS Students Return to In-Person Learning Monday

After five weeks of virtual learning and the holiday break, about a third of MPS students will return to in-person learning on Monday. Superintendent Dr. Ann Roy Moore says the board believes the students had ample amount of time to return to school safely. Moore says the board decided to leave the decision open to parents and families on whether…

Gov. Kay Ivey Reiterates Return to In-Person Classes

  On Tuesday Gov. Kay Ivey  issued a statement, urging school systems to return to in-person classes. View Alabama’s COVID-19 School Dashboard. On Monday, the state set a record of COVID-19 hospitalizations, at 1,717.  Alabama Hospital Association President Dr. Don Williamson, the former longtime state health officer, told Alabama News Network , “Frankly, the next eight weeks, I think, will…

Montgomery Public Schools to Go All-Virtual on December 7

Montgomery, Ala.- Starting December 7, 2020, all MPS students will be virtual learners. MPS teachers and administrators will continue to report to their classrooms and offices as usual. MPS will observe its December holiday break starting Dec. 21, 2020. All MPS students will resume virtual classes on Jan. 4, 2021. Students who have submitted their commitment forms for face-to-face learning…

MPS Officials Say 15,000 Laptops Are On The Way

After waiting seven months, MPS officials say they have received good news about the 15,000 laptops they ordered. In April, the laptops were ordered once students began learning virtually. Though, whenever MPS officials would check on the order, they were told the computers were ‘backlogged’. MPS Board President, Clare Weil, says on Tuesday they found out good news. “Every school…

Nearly Half Million Dollars Grant to Macon Co. Schools

Some good news for Macon County Schools: The school system was just awarded a $469,000 grant that will help enhance its virtual learning. Remote learning: a challenge schools, students and families nationwide have had to adjust to as the new norm. But now, thanks to a USDA grant, things just got a bit savvier for Macon County: “…because we are…

Macon East Academy Goes Virtual for 7th-12th Grade This Week

Macon East announces they will do virtual learning for 7th to 12 grade. They will do virtual this week only. The change comes due to a number of teachers and parents of students in 7th through 12th grade testing positive for COVID-19. The school system says they do not have any teachers or parents that they know with positive tests…

MPS Employees Protest Return to In-Person Learning

Thousands of Montgomery Public Schools students left the virtual classroom and returned to the traditional Tuesday, October 13. But around 100 teachers protested the decision to re-start classroom learning. While students have the option to return to school or continue with virtual learning, teachers say they wanted the same option. Some said that Montgomery Public Schools doesn’t have a plan…

Montgomery Public Schools to Offer In-Class Learning Starting October 13

Montgomery Public Schools will offer in-class learning starting October 13. So far this school year, only virtual learning has been offered. Starting today, parents can tell MPS if they would like for their children to remain virtual starting the next nine-week grading period or switch to in-class. FILL OUT FORM MPS will offer two learning options: virtual or face-to-face, starting…

Child Care Crisis Pushes U.S. Mothers out of the Labor Force

NEW YORK (AP) – Research is increasingly pointing to a retreat of working mothers from the U.S. labor force, as the pandemic leaves parents with few child care options and the added burden of navigating distance learning. The trend threatens the financial stability of families in the near-term. In the long-term, the crisis could stall, if not reverse, decades of…

MPS Exploring Face-to-Face Return Option for Students

As Montgomery Public Schools reaches the halfway point of the first nine weeks, system leaders are looking into the next nine weeks. Superintendent Dr. Ann Roy Moore and her leadership team say they are evaluating the current state of COVID-19 and preparing to add a face-to-face option for MPS students beginning the second nine-week grading period. “Our number one priority…