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HoCo Elementary School Principals Accept Ice Bucket Challenge

HoCo Elementary School Principals Accept Ice Bucket Challenge

Howard County Public School System superintendent put the challenge out to all principals this week.
Getting Kids Ready for Kindergarten, Middle School

Getting Kids Ready for Kindergarten, Middle School

Prince George's County Schools will hold orientation for pre-K and kindergarten students, and a transition day to help middle schoolers.
How do Maryland Schools Rank Against Other States?

How do Maryland Schools Rank Against Other States?

A new study by WalletHub ranks Maryland lower than studies in the past.
HoCo Teachers, School Board Agree on Contracts

HoCo Teachers, School Board Agree on Contracts

The two groups agreed after extensive negotiations for the 2014–2015 school year.
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.
Stock Ticker to Mark First for Howard County Public Schools

Stock Ticker to Mark First for Howard County Public Schools

The stock ticker will be part of the Academy of Finance.
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

Anne Arundel County has trainers at all high schools, which is not the case around the state.
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.
Weather Decision for Howard County Public Schools

Weather Decision for Howard County Public Schools

The school system made the announcement Wednesday morning.
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.