Stats & Stripes 11/22

2- days until Thanksgiving break:

Just 2 half-days of school left until we have the rest of the week off for Thanksgiving! Enjoy some time with your families, eat good food, and stay safe Bengals!

3- class action labor grievances filed by the Montgomery County Education Association in relation to the countywide substitute teacher shortages:

Montgomery County is currently experiencing a substitute teacher shortage. Because most subs are older, retired teachers, they don’t feel comfortable being around unvaccinated students amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. The teacher’s union, Montgomery County Education Association, has been protesting the overworking of teachers amidst the substitute shortage. Some students have even noticed in recent weeks that instead of having a regular substitute teacher in their classes, they will have another teacher covering their class. This puts added pressure and responsibilities onto the already overworked teachers. Students and faculty are hopeful that steps will be taken to support teachers during this difficult time.

90- number of lawsuits faced by Travis Scott after Astroworld Festival:

The festival took place in Houston, Texas, on November 5th. It left at least eight people dead, one of which was a 14-year-old. The festival took place in Houston, Texas, on November 5th. It left at least eight people dead, one of which was a 14-year-old. Although similar instances were reported at the Astroworld music festival in 2019, this year’s incidents were far more severe. We can only hope we can learn from this event and make future concerts/festivals safer.

2,351- confirmed Covid cases in Montgomery County, Maryland in the month of October:

The number of Covid cases in Montgomery County has been decreasing over the past 10 months as we learn more about the virus as well as the impact of masks and vaccines. Let’s all keep wearing our masks and get vaccinated to make sure November’s numbers are even lower!

1 million- children under 12 who have received at least 1 dose of the Covid vaccine:

With kids between the ages of 5-11 now eligible to get the Covid vaccine, 1 million of them have now received at least the first dose. With this milestone, the number of Covid cases will decrease!