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.
A new fund at Prince George’s County Public Schools has been established “to ensure that all students who need a hot meal will receive one throughout the shutdown and beyond.”
A follow-up audit looking into allegations that Prince George’s County Public Schools had been changing grades in order to allow more students to graduate states that, while significant improvements have been made, more oversight is still needed. And others are questioning the results.
Prince George’s County School Board Chairman Segun Eubanks, who was was accused in July of assaulting a panel member in a case that was later dropped, resigned Thursday.
Prince George’s County Public Schools officials say they can’t fire an employee caught on video admitting using a racial slur because the woman is union employee.
Prince George’s County Public Schools may soon find itself in a court battle over summer school fees that the ACLU says have prevented some students from graduating.
The event featured vendors, student services and a backpack giveaway that the county had been preparing for via donations in the month of August. See photos.
The school board agreed during the executive session to give Maxwell $790,000 over two fiscal years plus his salary for the next 45 days. The board voted to approve the severance package.
A teacher hiring fair in Prince George’s County aims to get 800 new teachers — all of them certified or newly graduated and eligible for certification — by the start of the next school year. WTOP talks to some of the newly hired teachers about their passions and priorities.
One day after Kevin Maxwell announced he’d be stepping down at the end of the school year, 10 members admit to “missteps” by the board but tout “significant academic progress” during Maxwell’s tenure.
Kevin Maxwell is stepping down as the chief executive officer of the Prince George’s County Public Schools.
Prince George’s County Public Schools accidentally tweeted an outdated school schedule that would have interrupted their recently-regained spring break.
Three members of the Prince George’s County Board of Education say that “massive unauthorized pay raises” were handed out to an unspecified number staffers at the central office.
Prince George’s County schools chief Kevin Maxwell suggested that Gov. Larry Hogan’s comments were rooted in politics. “You know I’m not running for an office; I’m trying to run a school system,” Maxwell said.
“It should have happened a long time ago, but I’ll say today — the county executive needs to fire Kevin Maxwell,” Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday about the Prince George’s County Public Schools CEO.
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