PSC Hearing Packed

Hundreds of people packed the Montgomery County Council hearing room on August 30 to testify at a Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) hearing about the reliability of Pepco. The meeting began with dozens of elected leaders who testified on behalf…

School is in Session

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) welcomes 144,000 students – an increase of 2,200 students over last year – for the start of the 2010-2011 school year today. “We have a busy and exciting year ahead at MCPS, and this is…

Sneak Peek Day at RCES

It’s sneak preview day at Rachel Carson Elementary School (RCES) where 886 students are currently enrolled for the 2010-2011 school year. That’s an increase of 20 students in the general population over last year’s enrollment figures, according to RCES Assistant…

Weast Announces Retirement

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jerry Weast has announced he will retire when his contract expires next year. Dr. Weast is one of the nation’s longest-serving school district superintendents. “It has been an incredible honor to serve this system…