Montgomery County Unemployment Rate Lowest Since July 2008 – New unemployment numbers last week showed Montgomery County had the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 5.3 percent. The number is also the lowest rate since July 2008, the early days of the Great Recession. [Montgomery County Department of Economic Development]

B-CC, Whitman Win Football Openers – The Barons upset Churchill 25-14 and the Vikings shut out Blake, 28-0 on Friday. Walter Johnson lost 41-0 to Wootton on Saturday. [The Gazette]

Are Montgomery County Schools Still Great? – One columnist argues MCPS is falling behind because of the achievement gap between white students and minorities and an increasing difference in the quality of schools on the west side of the county and the east and north sections. [Washington Post]

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