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Prince George’s County Public Schools accidentally tweeted an outdated school schedule that would have interrupted their recently-regained spring break.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.
Kevin Maxwell, CEO of Prince George’s County Public Schools, told the Maryland State Board of Education the school system is taking steps to provide more oversight and improve academic integrity.
An assistant principal is among several DuVal High School staffers placed on administrative leave after a state audit cast doubt on graduation rates.
Prince George’s County School Board member Ed Burroughs told state lawmakers Friday that principals were pressure by school leaders to hit graduation rate goals.
An internal audit revealed record-keeping problems in Prince George’s County Public Schools back in 2016, but those warnings did not prompt any action by school officials.
A handful of parents, community members and Board of Education members gathered to discuss what should come next for Prince George’s County Public Schools in the wake of an audit with surprising results.