Weekly News Roundup: Back to School Edition

What’s New in PGCPS:  Immunization requirements, new school lunch prices, first day of classes, orientation dates, and more.  (PGCPS)

Donations Help Students and Teachers:  Donations of school supplies from local businesses help over 12,000 PGCPS students and teachers. (PGCPS)

PGCPS Gets Ready: Prince George’s County schools get ready for the new school year with plenty of changes and new opportunities.  (The Sentinel)

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Weekly News Roundup: Immunizations and Backpacks on Aug. 15, Hogan’s Charter School Plans

Prince George’s County’s Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative is sponsoring a “Back-to-School Jam” at the Langley Park Community Center on August 15, from 10 am to 1 pm. Free immunizations, backpacks, and school supplies will be offered to children present at the event. (Click here for the flier. Read more about immunizations at PGCPS’s immunizations webpage.)

Thousands of students and parents attended PGCPS’s Back-to-School Fair, held in Upper Marlboro on Saturday, August 8. Attendees were offered free immunizations and school supplies. (Read More: Washington Post, WTOP)

Principals, assistant principals, and new teachers of PGCPS are participating in summer programs. The two Summer Leadership Institutes (SLI) for principals and assistant principals, respectively, are themed, “Striving For Academic Excellence Through a Lens on Literacy.” The Professional Educator Induction Program (PEIP) provides pre-service training for new teachers. (Read More: PGCPS)

The Baltimore City Paper explores how Governor Hogan’s plan to bring new charter schools to Maryland and change charter school laws might impact kids. (Read More: Baltimore City Paper)

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