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    Prince George’s County, Maryland, will lift its indoor mask mandate on Monday, Feb. 28, but will keep its mask mandate for schools in place. Prince George’s County is now the only jurisdiction in Maryland that has fallen into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s moderate transmission range, County Executive Angela Alsobrooks said at a...
    Prince George’s County police are investigating threats made in an attempt to silence a student who is speaking out about the closure of two alternative high schools in Maryland, according to NBC Washington. Community Based Classroom in Bladensburg and Tall Oaks Vocational High School in Bowie are on the chopping block, which has elicited an...
    The last group of Prince George’s County, Maryland, public school students to receive instruction virtually is now back in the classroom. Students from kindergarten to sixth grade attended school virtually as part of the school system’s strategy to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. In December, Prince George’s County Public Schools CEO Dr....
    Vivian Sandoval, a graduate of one of Prince George’s County’s five alternative high schools, says attending the program at Community Based Classroom High School in Bladensburg, Maryland, saved her life. In tearful testimony, Sandoval told board members she now has an associate degree and works as an accountant at a law firm. She’s in the...
    When Prince George’s County, Maryland, Public Schools leaders suddenly announced that the week leading up to winter break, and the two weeks after, would feature virtual learning, they acknowledge it wasn’t a popular decision. But schools CEO Monica Goldson said the only thing school leaders could do with so many outbreaks spreading around the county was...
    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WJZ) — All Prince George’s County public schools are moving to virtual learning until Jan. 14 after a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases through the school system, officials announced Friday. The virtual learning will begin Monday, Dec. 20 through the start of winter break on Dec. 23, and then resume Jan. 3 to...
    All Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland will move to virtual learning for the final stretch of the school year and into the first month of 2022 due to an uptick in cases found within the school system, the school system’s CEO announced Friday. Monica Goldson said all regularly scheduled classes between Monday, Dec....
    Officials in Prince George’s County, Maryland, say mobile vaccination clinics will travel to 37 elementary schools over the next month and half to administer after-school COVID-19 vaccines to children age 5 to 11. The list of mobile clinics at elementary schools published Friday are an extension of the clinics previously announced being offered at 15...
    Schools in Prince George’s County, Maryland, are updating their COVID-19 quarantine policies at the recommendation of the county health department, the school system announced Thursday. The new policy requires quarantining for anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, displayed symptoms, or is unvaccinated, and has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive....
    Prince George’s County Public Schools says it will stop handing out free suppers to some students starting next week, citing supply chain issues and national shortages. Students enrolled in before- and after-school enrichment programs will continue to receive supper, but all other students will lose access, according to the school system, which notified parents of...
    Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland has announced plans to roll out random COVID-19 testing for students regardless of whether they show symptoms in a bid to get ahead of potential coronavirus outbreaks. The testing strategy, announced in a news release Friday, comes a few days after the start of the new school year...
    Public schools in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties in Maryland said Friday they will require their employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or agree to weekly testing prior to the start of the new school year. Prince George’s County Public Schools CEO Dr. Monica Goldson made the news official in a news release Friday...
    School leaders in Prince George’s County, Maryland, anticipate that the return to full-time, in-class learning in the fall will reverse its drop in enrollment. Only about 30% of students in Prince George’s County Public Schools opted to return under its current 2-day in-class, 3-day virtual hybrid option for the rest of this school year that...
    A Montessori school in Bowie, Maryland, will be staying at its current location in Seabrook, after a protest by members of the school community. Prince George’s County Public Schools will reverse course with its decision to move Robert Goddard Montessori School. In a letter sent to parents Thursday evening, Prince George’s County Public Schools CEO...
    On the first day back to school for all Prince George’s County, Maryland, teachers, they are preparing for students to return in phases next month. The school system’s CEO is laying out for county leaders what the return of students will look like. When elementary, special education and high school senior students begin returning to...
    Students in Maryland’s Prince George’s County Public Schools will be able to return to the classroom this spring for in-person learning. Schools CEO Monica Goldson said Wednesday that families will be sent a survey to select to either continue virtual learning for the remainder of the school year or begin hybrid instruction two days a...
    Receiving the vaccine here is Desann Manzano-Lee, an instructional specialist for PGCPS. She was vaccinated at the Kaiser Permanente Lanham Rehabilitation Center. (Courtesy Kaiser Permanente) From teachers and instructional specialists to bus drivers, Prince George’s County Public Schools employees now are receiving COVID-19 shots as part of Maryland’s Phase 1b vaccine plan that prioritizes educators...
    Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland has released specifics on COVID-19 metrics that could possibly trigger the transition toward in-person learning to begin sometime this spring. “While some aspects will undoubtedly change over time, we will do our best to deliver timely updates,” schools CEO Monica Goldson said in a letter to the school...
    Residents took part in a conversation about future school boundaries in Prince George’s County, Maryland, on Wednesday, as school officials plan to accommodate an influx of students over the coming years. More than 400 people participated in a virtual community discussion about Prince George’s County Public Schools boundaries, primarily focused on schools in the north...
    There’s a renewed focus on educational equity and access for all students in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and it was the topic of discussion during a forum Tuesday night among local leaders and schools CEO Monica Goldson. Goldson began the forum by making clear Prince George’s County Public Schools’ commitment to fostering conditions that encourage...
    Whenever Prince George’s County Public Schools open their doors and let students back in classrooms, hundreds of school buses will hit Maryland roads to pick up tens of thousands of kids waiting for a ride. But there will be fewer stops moving forward. The county said it is consolidating bus stops into more centralized locations...
    Ahead of a vote by the school board on Wednesday night, leaders in Prince George’s County, Maryland, called for support for an alternative financing plan that would use a public-private partnership to build six schools in the county, which would be the first of its kind in the nation. Prince George’s County Public Schools CEO...
    Prince George’s County, Maryland, leaders shared new details about a proposed plan to build six new schools using private funds at a Monday night town hall meeting. The private-public partnership would focus on schools most needed over the next three years, utilizing $1.3 billion in private money. The plan would create space for about 8,000...
    On Thursday, the Prince George’s County Council approved a plan to develop six new schools in the jurisdiction through a public-private partnership, which would be the first of its kind in the nation. The council said the partnership will allow for faster construction of five new middle schools and one K-8 school. The process of...
    A vote on whether or not to use public-private funds to build new schools in Prince George’s County, Maryland, was postponed Tuesday night. The move to slow the process, first reported by The Washington Post, came after a virtual town hall meeting, where residents were given a breakdown of what a public-private partnership, or P3,...
    Prince George’s County is trying to find ways to build more public schools to address a backlog of construction in the Maryland county but the latest proposal to use private money is raising concerns among residents. During a virtual town hall meeting Monday night, residents were given a detailed breakdown of what a public-private partnership,...
    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WJZ) — Public school students in Prince George’s County will continue distance learning through January 2021, the district said Wednesday. In a news release, Prince George’s County Public Schools CEO Monica Goldson said the decision was made “following broad input from families and employees.” CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES:  Coronavirus Resources: How To...
    Prince George’s County Public Schools students will continue distance learning at the start of the school year through January 2021. Schools CEO Monica Goldson announced the school reopening plan Wednesday, citing broad input from staff and families. “As we continue to live amid a global pandemic, our best approach to keeping our community safe is...
    New University of Maryland President Darryll Pines has big plans for the new school year, which is happening amid a global pandemic and a movement toward racial equality. Pines isn’t new to trying to open doors and generate opportunities in academia. As the former dean of the university’s A. James Clark School of Engineering, he...
    The leader of the Prince George’s County, Maryland, teachers union said teachers still have a lot of questions on how instruction should resume this fall, and she sees the chance for fundamental changes as well. Theresa Mitchell Dudley, president of the Prince George’s County Educators Association, said the basics of social distancing are incredibly challenging...
    Amazon is teaming up with Prince George’s County Public Schools to fund computer science education at 132 elementary schools throughout the county, the school system announced Tuesday. The megacorporation’s Amazon Future Engineer program is being done in partnership with BootUp, a nonprofit professional development provider specializing in elementary school education. The program will assist more...
    Prince George’s County Public Schools is ending its current two-day meal distribution program Wednesday and will begin the annual Summer Food Service Program on Monday, June 29. The school system said “grab and go” breakfast and lunch meals will be available from 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday at 87 school sites and 12...
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