CEO Responds to School Lunch Reports: As part of National School Lunch Week, PGCPS CEO Kevin Maxwell invited FOX 5 along to a Bowie school to have lunch and discuss the recent reports of substandard quality in school lunches. FOX5
PG County School Closed Due to Fire: Samuel Chase Elementary School in Temple Hills, MD, was closed Wednesday and Thursday due to a fire caused by an overhead fan. Students were relocated to a nearby high school. WTOP
State Lawmakers Investigate Overtesting Complaints: Lawmakers in the State House and Senate hold a hearing to investigate the common complaint of too many standardized tests in schools. WBALTV
PGCPS Officials Look to State for School Repair Funds: Maryland Comptroller visits Suitland High School in a bid by PGCPS to have the state provide matching funds for renovations to ailing schools. CBSDC
Arts Integration Gains Momentum: An initiative in PGCPS to integrate arts into the classroom has expanded from 15 to 41 schools over the last year. This follows a national trend as research emerges showing how combining arts with academics can improve learning. The Washington PostSaturday School: PGCPS begins its 20-week Saturday School program this weekend, with the intent to improve students’ college and career readiness. PGCPS
Editor’s Note: The original post incorrectly included a link to an article about the school bus driver shortage in Prince George County, Virginia.