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Investigation finds PGCPS not adhering to policies, graduated ineligible students

WiseGrad 09UPPER MARLBORO – Both the community and Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) are searching for answers after findings released from a current graduation audit found the school system had graduated students who did not meet graduation requirements and that schools are not following PGCPS policies.

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Montessori parents ask PGCPS to rethink student-based budgeting

PGCPS logoUPPER MARLBORO – Monday night provided the community with its first opportunity this year to weigh in on Prince George’s County Schools’ (PGCPS) budget needs, and the parents of students at Robert Goddard Montessori wasted no time in asking the system to rethink its student-based budgeting equation.

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Developer seeks approval on plans for old WSSC building

Hvl WSSC 02HYATTSVILLE – As the old Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) building between Hamilton and Gallatin streets stood vacant for decades, Hyattsville residents dreamed of the possibilities.

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Cheverly residents hope to save green space from development

UPPER MARLBORO – A small beloved park along Route 50 in Cheverly has become the focus for major community action and support.

Residents of Cheverly, as well as local and state officials, are fighting to protect the green space from possible construction.

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Maryland lawmakers to fight drug price gouging

brianfrosh2CALVERTON – A prescription for Albuterol, a generic drug used to treat asthma, used to cost just $11.

But in six months time, the price rose to $434 – an increase of more than 4,000 percent, according to a 2014 investigation by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD-7) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Maryland lawmakers now hope to prevent such price gouging in the state.

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