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.
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.
A temporary restraining order against Prince George’s County Board of Education Chairman Segun Eubanks from having unlawful contact with board member Edward Burroughs III will remain in place until a hearing next week. Eubanks is a accused of shoving and threatening Burroughs.
School Board member Edward Burroughs claimed Chairman Segun Eubanks shoved and threatened him after Thursday night’s heated board meeting, in which outgoing schools CEO Kevin Maxwell was awarded an $800,000 exit package.
Prince George’s County voters may spend this spring and early summer doing some homework: researching the candidates in the local school board race. Seats in Districts 2,3,6 and 9 are up for grabs.
Two members of the Prince George’s County Board of Education say they’re being retaliated against for speaking out to reporters in the wake of a report that showed flaws in grading policies and practices that even the board chairman called “significant.”
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has asked the Maryland State Board of Education to investigate the allegations that Prince George’s County educators have been altering grades and credit counts to boost the high school graduation rate.
The letter is the latest response from Prince George’s County’s education community after allegations of widespread fraud were made by four members of the school board.
Five of the 13 seats on the Prince George’s County school board are on the ballot for Tuesday’s election and voters will have plenty to consider after the school system’s tumultuous year, which involved the loss of a large federal grant for Head Start and cases of alleged student sexual abuse.
Protesters want Maryland’s legislature to repeal a 2013 law that gave the Prince George’s county executive the power to appoint the county school board’s chair, vice chair and the school system’s CEO, among other positions.
A class-action lawsuit filed against a Prince George’s County school after a volunteer aide was accused of capturing pornographic video of children at the school claims the sex acts occurred in a city municipal building as well.
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