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When is Prince George’s County’s Back-to-School Fair?

When is Prince George’s County’s Back-to-School Fair?

Find out details for the annual, community-wide event here.
Maryland Sales Tax-Free Week 2014 Coming Soon

Maryland Sales Tax-Free Week 2014 Coming Soon

The state's sales tax holiday is great for back-to-school essentials. Check our link to find what is tax free and what is not.
PG Schools, Four Unions Agree on Contracts

PG Schools, Four Unions Agree on Contracts

Prince George’s County Public Schools begins the new fiscal year with ratified agreements with all four unions representing all employees in the school system.
System Receives $3M to Open Two High Schools

System Receives $3M to Open Two High Schools

Two high schools set to open in 2015 will provide immigrant students, as well as those who are economically disadvantaged and prospective first generation college attendees, the chance to co
3 Deaths Prompt Pedestrian Safety Concerns on U.S. 1

3 Deaths Prompt Pedestrian Safety Concerns on U.S. 1

University of Maryland and College Park officials push for change on U.S. 1 to improve pedestrian safety.
Prince George’s Parents Protest Cell Towers at Schools

Prince George’s Parents Protest Cell Towers at Schools

The school system has an agreement with a telecommunication company to build cellphone towers on the sites of public schools.
Despite Increased Graduation Rate County Schools Fall Behind

Despite Increased Graduation Rate County Schools Fall Behind

The four-year graduation rate for Prince George's County Public Schools is falling behind state and national averages.
PG Schools $1.79B Budget Boost Pre-Kindergarten, STEM and Other Programs

PG Schools $1.79B Budget Boost Pre-Kindergarten, STEM and Other Programs

Next fiscal year's budget for Prince George's County Public Schools includes expansion of prekindergarten, establishes two new International Schools, and supports a new Family and Community
Valedictorian Share His Autism Journey with Graduates

Valedictorian Share His Autism Journey with Graduates

Montel Medley graduated from Surrattsville High School in Prince George's County with a 4.0 GPA and plans to attend Towson University in the fall.
School Board Considers Lifting Ban on Cell Phones

School Board Considers Lifting Ban on Cell Phones

Cellular phones may be allowed for instructional purposes in Prince George’s County Public Schools classrooms.
College Park Academy Plus Gears Up for Summer Camp Season

College Park Academy Plus Gears Up for Summer Camp Season

College Park Academy Plus is about to kick off its summer camps for middle schoolers in the region. Discounts for registration are being offered.
Best Day Ever: Army Dad Drops in on Career Day from Afghanistan

Best Day Ever: Army Dad Drops in on Career Day from Afghanistan

Career Day at a Hyattsville elementary school was the Best Day Ever for a fifth-grade boy whose father returned from Afghanistan and surprised his son at the assembly.
Threepeat: Dem’ Raider Boyz Step Squad Brings Home National Title

Threepeat: Dem’ Raider Boyz Step Squad Brings Home National Title

The team from Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt has been undefeated for three years straight.
PG Schools, Discovery Education Expand Partnership

PG Schools, Discovery Education Expand Partnership

This month, 9,000 Prince George's County educators will attend a professional development day led by Discovery Education. The new phase of a 10-year partnership also includes digital textboo
Math Teacher Named 2014 Christa McAuliffe Outstanding Teacher

Math Teacher Named 2014 Christa McAuliffe Outstanding Teacher

Sheri Eastman, mathematics teacher at the Academy of Health Sciences at Prince George’s Community College, was recently selected as recipient of the 2014 Christa McAuliffe Outstanding Teac
Three Seniors Selected for Bill Gates College Scholarship Program

Three Seniors Selected for Bill Gates College Scholarship Program

Three Prince George's County Public Schools seniors have received college scholarships via Bill Gates' foundation that will pay for college or university through graduation.
Class of 2014: When, Where is Graduation?

Class of 2014: When, Where is Graduation?

Graduation ceremonies for Prince Georges's County Public Schools will be held May 20 through June 2. Follow our link to find times and locations.
University System of Maryland Chancellor to Step Down After 12 Years

University System of Maryland Chancellor to Step Down After 12 Years

William E. “Brit” Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland, plans to vacate the position after more than 50 years in higher education.
Teacher Appreciation Week: Tell Us About Your Favorite Teacher

Teacher Appreciation Week: Tell Us About Your Favorite Teacher

A Patch blogger says, "Thanks for teaching my minions!" Tell us about your favorite teacher in the comment section.
Wise High Junior Named Student Member of County Board of Education

Wise High Junior Named Student Member of County Board of Education

Jeffrey Taylor will serve as the 2014-2015 Student Member of the Prince George's County Board of Education. He is a junior at Wise High School in Upper Marlboro.