Q & A with District 5 Board of Education Candidate Cheryl Landis

This is part of an ongoing series of interviews with PGCPS Board of Education candidates. Cheryl Landis is a candidate from District 5 (see district map here). Ms. Landis answered questions generated by members of Prince George’s County Advocates for Better Schools.  Prince George’s County Advocates for Better Schools does not endorse or oppose any candidate for the Board of … Continue reading Q & A with District 5 Board of Education Candidate Cheryl Landis

Q & A with Stephanie Hinton, District 8 Board of Education Candidate

  This is part of an ongoing series of interviews with PGCPS Board of Education candidates. Stephanie Hinton is a candidate from District 8 (see district map here). Ms. Hinton answered questions generated by members of Prince George’s County Advocates for Better Schools.  Prince George’s County Advocates for Better Schools does not endorse or oppose any candidate for the Board of … Continue reading Q & A with Stephanie Hinton, District 8 Board of Education Candidate

Notes on the Sept. 8th Board of Education Meeting, Part 2

Read Part 1 here. by Laura Rammelsberg To view the agenda for the September 8th Board of Education meeting in BoardDocs, go here. Video of the entire meeting is below. See notes on the first portion of the meeting here. AGENDA ITEMS, at 1:22:01. 4.1 Head Start Update / 11.2 Head Start Policy Council Minutes and … Continue reading Notes on the Sept. 8th Board of Education Meeting, Part 2

Q & A with Cheryl Landis, District 5 Board of Education Candidate

This is part of a series of interviews with PGCPS Board of Education candidates. Cheryl Landis is one of four candidates from District 5 (see district map here) whose names will be on the ballot in the April 26th primary election. Ms. Landis answered questions generated by members of Prince George’s County Advocates for Better Schools.  Prince George’s County … Continue reading Q & A with Cheryl Landis, District 5 Board of Education Candidate

Maryland Legislative Session: Healthier Food for Schools

Healthy School Food Maryland is a statewide coalition lobbying for better cafeteria meals for Maryland schoolchildren. Coalition coordinator Lindsey Parsons recently met with Prince George’s County Advocates for Better Schools to talk about legislative goals for the current session. The coalition is working to pass two bills in the 2016 Maryland state legislative session: The Sensible Sugar in … Continue reading Maryland Legislative Session: Healthier Food for Schools

Weekly News Roundup: CEO Proposes $2 Billion Budget, ESSA Signed into Law

Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell gave his yearly state of the schools address on Thursday, outlining a proposed operating budget of $2 billion, a 9.9% increase in spending over the current year. Among Maxwell’s priorities are reducing class sizes in the early grades, raising teacher salaries, and expanding pre-kindergarten.  (Washington Post) Find the full version of … Continue reading Weekly News Roundup: CEO Proposes $2 Billion Budget, ESSA Signed into Law

Maryland State Board of Education’s Newest Members Support Charters, Vouchers, High-Stakes Testing

by Genevieve Demos Kelley Update on May 22, 2015: The post has been edited to reflect clarification received in response to a query about Bellwether Education Partners. The Maryland State Department of Education has announced the appointment of two new members to the Maryland State Board of Education. Governor Hogan has selected Chester E. Finn, … Continue reading Maryland State Board of Education’s Newest Members Support Charters, Vouchers, High-Stakes Testing