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Prince George’s County Students Honored with Maryland Masters Awards

Prince George’s County Students Honored with Maryland Masters Awards

The student artwork will be on display for two months at the Comptroller’s Office in Annapolis.
New PG Schools Leader Cut Truancy, Raised Test Scores in Montgomery Schools

New PG Schools Leader Cut Truancy, Raised Test Scores in Montgomery Schools

Dr. Shawn Joseph has been named deputy superintendent for teaching and learning for the Prince George's County Public Schools.
PG School Board Chairman Questions Affect of $1 Million Donation

PG School Board Chairman Questions Affect of $1 Million Donation

A $1 million donation from the owner of National Harbor to the county's schools will be used to develop teachers. The school board chairman says the district can't be a training ground for t
PG Schools to Receive $1 Million from National Harbor Owner

PG Schools to Receive $1 Million from National Harbor Owner

A $1 million donation from the owner of National Harbor to Prince George's County Public Schools will be used to attract, train and develop teachers to work in the county’s schools.
Learn More About Dual Enrollment in College, High School Classes

Learn More About Dual Enrollment in College, High School Classes

Qualifying high school students can earn college credit for classes with tuition paid by the school district. Parent information meetings will be held next week.
County Website Pairs Teens with Summer Jobs, Training

County Website Pairs Teens with Summer Jobs, Training

Prince George's County youths between the ages of 15 and 19 may register online for free job readiness training and job opportunities.
Snow Update for Tuesday from Prince George's County Schools

Snow Update for Tuesday from Prince George's County Schools

Will classes be called off again because of snowy weather?
Prince George's Schools Make Decision on Monday Classes

Prince George's Schools Make Decision on Monday Classes

Prince George's County Public Schools officials have made a decision about Monday classes.
Do Maryland High Schools Need Athletic Trainers? Advocates Apply Pressure

Do Maryland High Schools Need Athletic Trainers? Advocates Apply Pressure

Prince George's County schools do not have athletic trainers.
Prince George's Schools Make Decision on Thursday Classes

Prince George's Schools Make Decision on Thursday Classes

Will Prince George's County Schools be in session on Thursday, Feb. 13?
Graduation Rates Climb in PG County; Find Your School's Data

Graduation Rates Climb in PG County; Find Your School's Data

School graduation rates have increased over the past for years in Prince George's County, on average. Bowie High School had one of the biggest gains.
Parents Take Stand Against Common Core in Annapolis

Parents Take Stand Against Common Core in Annapolis

Several spoke about 'untested standards' and teachers being 'deathly afraid' to oppose the program, while Maryland Board of Education defended it.
Obama: $750 Million in Technology Donated to U.S. Schools

Obama: $750 Million in Technology Donated to U.S. Schools

Apple, Microsoft and phone companies are offering hundreds of millions of dollars in free computers and internet service to U.S. schools, President Obama announced Tuesday in Maryland.
Prince George's County Issues Closures Announcement

Prince George's County Issues Closures Announcement

Advisory begins Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Parents Claim 7-Year-Old Beaten by Classmates; PG Schools Disagree

Parents Claim 7-Year-Old Beaten by Classmates; PG Schools Disagree

Parents say their 7-year-old daughter was beaten unconscious by classmates during school; school officials say the injury happened after the girl was hit by a football.
State to Schools: Reduce Number of Students Kicked Out of Class, Expelled

State to Schools: Reduce Number of Students Kicked Out of Class, Expelled

The Maryland Board of Education wants local school systems to move away from zero-tolerance policies and instead evaluate student discipline on a case-by-case basis.
Improving Economy Translates to Declining Md. Community College Enrollment

Improving Economy Translates to Declining Md. Community College Enrollment

Howard Community College gained the most students since 2010 of any Maryland public two-year school. The biggest decline came in Baltimore County.
O’Malley’s Proposed Budget Calls For Hike in College Tuition

O’Malley’s Proposed Budget Calls For Hike in College Tuition

The planned increase is less than initially proposed, state leaders said.
Maryland's McComb Named Finalist for Nation's Top Teacher

Maryland's McComb Named Finalist for Nation's Top Teacher

Maryland's Teacher of the Year joins educators from Florida, Virginia and Pennsylvania as finalists for the national title.
Baltimore, Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties Demand More School Construction Money

Baltimore, Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties Demand More School Construction Money

Maryland’s three largest jurisdictions are calling on the state legislature to approve more funding to build schools.