County schools look to employ new strategies to expedite capital plans

PGCPS LOGO 2017 COLORUPPER MARLBORO — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) is only a few years into its 20-year capital improvements plan, but progress is already slow. Now the system is looking for new strategies to increase the number of projects it can accomplish in a year.


Tulip Grove educator named county Teacher of the Year

Daleisha MyersGREENBELT — The grand ballroom inside the Greenbelt Marriot was nothing but class Monday night as Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) celebrated its teachers and crowned the 2019 Teacher of the Year.


Primary election coverage: District 8 candidates

Elections VOTESEABROOK – As the June 26 primary inches closer, local candidates are gearing up for the election. Candidates Monique Anderson-Walker, Carlton Carter, Tony Knotts, Karen Porter and Markida Walker are running for the county council District 8 seat, which is being vacated by Obie Patterson. All of these candidates are running as Democrats. District 8 includes Camp Springs, Oxon Hill and Fort Washington.


Turning Point Academy site status

UPPER MARLBORO — As the Prince George’s County Board of Education considers school administration’s options for one of the oldest public charter schools in the country, they face a difficult question: if they remove the people who created Turning Point Academy from the school , is it still Turning Point Academy?


County initiative aspires to give babies a ‘Smart Start’

Smart start for babies courtesy of Mike YourishinCHEVERLY – A new collaborative county initiative aims to promote a “smart start” for young children by providing new families at the University of Maryland Capital Regional Health and Medstar Southern Maryland Hospitals with a “baby bundle” with items to encourage early childhood education and safety. Local health, education and government leaders gathered at the Prince George’s County Health Department on May 3 to launch the “Smart Start for Babies” program.


Two newcomers challenge Quinteros-Grady for D2 seat

Lupi Quinteros GradyRobAnthonyJoshuaThomasGREENBELT — Two Eleanor Roosevelt High School alumni have thrown their hats into the ring in hopes of unseating Prince George’s County Board of Education District 2 member Lupi Quinteros-Grady.