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Mo.Co. Schools Superintendent Weast to step down

Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Jerry Weast has announced he will retire at the end of this school year.

Tags: Jerry Weast , Arne Duncan

Tuesday - 08/24/2010, 11:22am EDT

Fired Md. teacher claims he was targeted

Was a popular Montgomery County elementary school teacher fired because he inappropriately touched a child, or because he was leading a group of ten teachers in filing complaints about the principal?

Tags: Dan Picca , Floyd Starnes , Jerry Weast , Equal Opportunity Employment Commission , sexual harassment , Kemp Mill Elementary School , Child Protective Services , Kate Ryan

Tuesday - 08/03/2010, 12:22am EDT

Lack of electricity closes some Montgomery Co. schools

The electricity is still out at 59 Montgomery County Public Schools facilities.


Tuesday - 07/27/2010, 06:20am EDT

MCPS collecting school supplies for needy students

Volunteers and staff with Montgomery County Public Schools stood outside the Walmart providing information about the new school year, and asking for donated supplies.

Tags: School supplies , Eric Davis

Saturday - 07/17/2010, 02:55pm EDT

Garden plot: How to encourage kids to eat well

One Montgomery County group has an idea about how to reduce childhood obesity while teaching kids valuable skills: grow gardens.

Tags: Kate Ryan , Montgomery Victory Gardens , healthy eating , childhood obesity , education , Takoma Park

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 07:19am EDT

14 area high schools among nation's top 100

Just 6 percent of all public schools in the nation are on Newsweek's list.

Tags: Fairfax County Public Schools , Arlington County Public Schools , Falls Church City Schools , D.C. Public Schools , Jerry Weast , Ari Ashe , Colleen Kelleher

Monday - 06/14/2010, 09:35am EDT

Md. county makes curriculum marketing deal

Montgomery County will have some of Pearson's experts help district writers revamp the elementary education curriculum. In return, Pearson will market the curriculum with the Montgomery County Public Schools' name attached. In return for the use of its name, MCPS gets 2.5 percent of the material sales.

Tags: Pearson Higher Education , Brian Edwards , curriculum , Maryland General Assembly

Wednesday - 06/09/2010, 12:56am EDT

Montgomery Co. schools end 'loss of credit' policy

Beginning next school year, Montgomery County students who miss class or show up late won't be penalized with a loss of credit.

Tags: Jerry Weast , Montgomery County School Board , Laura Berthiaume , Michelle Basch

Wednesday - 05/12/2010, 02:44pm EDT

Furlough fight continues in Montgomery Co.

The Montgomery County Council members say furloughs for everyone would be equitable. The school system says furloughs for school workers would pose special hardships.

Tags: Montgomery County Council , furloughs , Duchy Trachtenberg , Jerry Weast , Valerie Ervin , Kate Ryan

Wednesday - 05/05/2010, 01:53am EDT
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