A state audit into the financial management practices of PGCPS revealed the school system often did not adequately document or justify millions in spending.
The school district’s graduation rate is now at around 78.5 percent, a decline of more than 4 percentage points compared with the previous year. By comparison, the rate statewide dropped by about half a percentage point.
In a message to the Prince George’s County Public Schools community, interim schools CEO Monica Goldson said Monday that students who request a meal at the lunch line will receive a standard hot entree at their respective school for the rest of this week.
Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks has named Alvin Thornton to serve as the chair of the county’s board of education. Thornton led the 1999 state commission that came up with the Maryland state education funding formula that’s still in place today.
Following a string of sex abuse scandals and a grade-fixing investigation within Prince George’s County Public Schools, candidates for county executive are calling for the firing of the school system’s CEO.
Union leaders for teachers at Prince George’s County Public Schools hope to force change in the school system by asking teachers to conduct only the work they are contractually obligated to do starting Monday.
Four weeks into winter, some Maryland school systems have already used up most of their snow days, and school planners are adjusting their calendars to meet the 180-day school year requirement.
Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker said the school system’s action plan showed that it is addressing the concerns outlined in a scathing third-party audit.
Local leaders are demanding that school administrators immediately acknowledge the findings of a state audit and make major changes to the school system.
Maryland’s Department of Education is expected to issue a statement Friday about the report on grade-fixing allegations in Prince George’s County schools.
Prince George’s County Public Schools will offer free tuberculosis screening after two cases of the airborne disease were confirmed at a high school in Upper Marlboro.
Several Prince George’s County school board members said they have serious concerns that auditors might not hear from teachers or principals who want to report irregularities.
Now in its third year in the state, the test measures whether students in grades three to 11 are learning as much as they should in reading and math — and whether they are on track to succeed.
Cases of administrative leave in Prince George’s County schools have risen more than 600 percent this academic year after a series of student abuse scandals in 2016.
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