When Teachers Hit Children, Part 2: Responding to Suspected Abuse

Alana Cole-Faber shared her story with us last week in “When Teachers Hit Children: One PGCPS Parent’s Experience.” In this post as well as in the previous post, she writes from the basis of her personal experience as a parent, not as a legal proffessional, child psychologist or expert in abuse. by Alana Cole-Faber As … Continue reading When Teachers Hit Children, Part 2: Responding to Suspected Abuse

When Teachers Hit Children: One PGCPS Parent’s Experience

Alana Cole-Faber, a parent with children in PGCPS, has shared her story here, with the hope that any other parents who have had similar experiences will come forward and work for positive change. You may contact Ms. Cole-Faber at pgparentscircle@gmail.com by Alana Cole-Faber In August of 2014, my children began school at Dora Kennedy French … Continue reading When Teachers Hit Children: One PGCPS Parent’s Experience

A Closer Look at Findings from the Federal Investigation Into PGCPS’s Head Start Program

by Genevieve Demos Kelley and Amy Alford Federal funding has been withdrawn from the Prince George’s County Public Schools Head Start program, after PGCPS failed to correct problems identified in a federal investigation conducted in February. The school system has been cited for failing to “report instances of child abuse and neglect to Federal, State, and … Continue reading A Closer Look at Findings from the Federal Investigation Into PGCPS’s Head Start Program

What’s Best for Our Kids During a Pandemic?

by Sarah Wayland The opinions expressed in this piece are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Prince George’s County Advocates for Better Schools. I recently learned that the Maryland State Board of Education is meeting on Tuesday September 1st, 2020 to consider mandating the number of hours that children must … Continue reading What’s Best for Our Kids During a Pandemic?

Q & A with Shayla Adams-Stafford, District 4 Board of Education Candidate

This is part of an ongoing series of interviews with the 2020 Prince George’s County Board of Education candidates. Shayla Adams-Stafford is a candidate from District 4 (see district map here) running in the June 2 primary election. Ms. Adams-Stafford answered questions generated by members of Prince George’s County Advocates for Better Schools. Prince George’s … Continue reading Q & A with Shayla Adams-Stafford, District 4 Board of Education Candidate

Q & A with Lupi Grady, District 2 Board of Education Candidate

This is part of an ongoing series of interviews with the 2018 Prince George’s County Board of Education candidates. Lupi Grady is the incumbent from District 2 (see district map here) running in the general election. Ms. Grady answered questions generated by members of Prince George’s County Advocates for Better Schools. An earlier version of this post was … Continue reading Q & A with Lupi Grady, District 2 Board of Education Candidate

Q & A with Matt Green, District 9 Board of Education Candidate

This is part of an ongoing series of interviews with the 2018 Prince George’s County Board of Education candidates. Matt Green is a candidate from District 9 (see district map here) running in the June 26 primary election. Mr. Green answered questions generated by members of Prince George’s County Advocates for Better Schools. Prince George’s County Advocates for … Continue reading Q & A with Matt Green, District 9 Board of Education Candidate

Notes on the Apr 25 Board of Education Meeting

by Laura Rammelsberg To view the agenda for the April 25 Board meeting, go here. Board members Patricia Eubanks (ill), Lupi Quinteros-Grady (ill), Mary Roche (expecting baby, due this week), and Beverly Anderson were not present. All items under 8.0 Governance struck from the agenda. At 17:03 in the video. Report of the Chair Honored the lives of … Continue reading Notes on the Apr 25 Board of Education Meeting

Updated: ‘Hidden Figures’ Field Trip Is Back On After Parents Write Letter

The following letter was sent to Dr. Judith White, in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction of Prince George’s County Public Schools, in response to a decision not to approve a field trip to see the film Hidden Figures. UPDATE: After additional research by the Department of Curriculum and Research, Dr. White has approved this … Continue reading Updated: ‘Hidden Figures’ Field Trip Is Back On After Parents Write Letter

Notes on the Jan 19 Board of Education Meeting

by Laura Rammelsberg To view the agenda for the January 19th Board Meeting in BoardDocs, go here. Board Members Dr. Segun Eubanks (chair), Dr. Beverly Anderson, and Dinora Hernandez were not present. At 5:13 in the video. Elimination of Creative Writing Program at Hyattsville Middle School next year is being discussed, and many members of … Continue reading Notes on the Jan 19 Board of Education Meeting