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“Disgusted, angered, and heartbroken,” said Ting Ting Li when questioned on her reaction to the recent Atlanta shooting targeting Asian Americans. Ting Ting, a Chinese-American sophomore at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School is one of the many Asian-Americans whose past year, and most notably …

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If the COVID crisis has taught us anything about education, it's that parents, students, and teachers want choices. Some parents are ready for their kids to go back to school buildings now; others want to wait until they feel that things are safer. Some students are thriving in an online lea…

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This past summer, the Black Lives Matter movement brought attention to the deep-rooted police brutality and racially motivated violence towards people of color. As these issues were brought to the public’s attention, the problems with having police officers in schools became all the more clear.

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Montgomery County is known for its large and diverse student body and WJ is no exception, boasting a diverse population of students stemming from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds. With the Hispanic community making up the largest minority body at WJ, many students have different po…

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This new school year has brought about a new learning environment for both teachers and students. While school may look different, it is still essential for teachers to support each and every one of their students, especially those who are LGBTQ+. While there are some barriers to this due to…

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After the initial nationwide shutdown due to COVID-19, one of the greatest concerns was how to get students back into the classrooms. Many schools have taken the risk to reopen and are able to use this time to test various ways that ensure their students receive a quality education while not…

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The Association for Education Fairness is suing the Board of Education and Superintendent of Montgomery County Schools Jack Smith for discrimination against Asian-American students in the magnet application process. The county made changes to the admission process, which the AFEF alleges unf…

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Remote learning has been implemented in high schools across the nation, but students are still adjusting to the switch; paper notebooks and journals have been replaced with Google Docs and online planners and hardcover textbooks have been replaced with PDFs. Although this transition can be t…

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Stuck inside? During these tough times, it’s important for us to get out of the house once in a while, whether that means going on a walk or taking a road trip with your family. Fortunately for the WJ community, Maryland and surrounding states are filled with COVID-safe travel destinations f…

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In Montgomery County, thousands of students, aged 5-18, log onto screens for up to four hours a day. It’s an unprecedented school year, and it’s due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. But does it have to be this way for schools? Is there another solution?

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Students in MCPS are trading their backpacks for laptops for the first semester of school this year after the Montgomery County Board of Education announced in July that learning would be held online through February. With this change came many adjustments, such as a platform switch to Canva…

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My name is Dustin Jeter, and I am a Social Studies Teacher at Springbrook High School and a member of the Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA). I want to address the importance of transparency in education decisions.

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I want to address one of the open issues causing an impasse in contract negotiations between my employer, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), and my union, the Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA). What is the open issue? Teachers want to add the four social justice words “sch…

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LANHAM — DuVal High School’s Academy of Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Technology (AEAT) began as part of an ongoing effort by Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) to prepare students for postsecondary success and expose them to STEM-related career fields. Fast forward five-and-a-half years later, and the program remains a critically important component of the […]

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SEABROOK — Throughout 2019, the county’s academic community saw many changes, and had its share of ups and downs. On June 18, Monica Goldson was named the permanent CEO of Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) after nearly a year serving as interim following the resignation of Kevin Maxwell. In her new leadership position, Goldson […]

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ANNAPOLIS – Hundreds of students, faculty and supporters of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) gathered outside of the House of Delegates Building on Nov. 13 to demand state officials to end an over 13-year-old lawsuit over higher education funding. Hundreds of people stood outside in Annapolis, demanding that Gov. Larry Hogan change his mind […]

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FOREST HEIGHTS – After failing to pass a school construction bill that would have given Prince George’s County millions of dollars for their rebuilding projects, state lawmakers joined county leadership on Nov. 6 at Forest Heights Elementary School to announce their new efforts to get the proposal passed during the 2020 legislative session. The Build […]

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COLLEGE PARK – University of Maryland officials broke ground on a new addition on Oct. 29 to its College Park campus as the School of Public Policy will have its own home starting in 2022. The School of Public Policy building, a 70,000 square-foot facility, will host undergrad and master students for the major as […]

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COLLEGE PARK — Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Anthony G. Brown (all D-MD) announced $280,000 in grant funding to support a partnership between the University of Maryland (UMD), Bowie State University and Prince George’s County to recruit and train mental health professionals to work in Prince […]

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UPPER MARLBORO — The Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Board of Education heard comments from the public and had a detailed discussion about boundary changes and the expansion of Spanish and Chinese immersion programs during their meeting on Oct. 24. The first of the public comments for the evening was former Board of Education […]

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UPPER MARLBORO — Enrollment in Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) during the 2019-2020 school year has seen its largest single-year increase in 15 years. With schools already seeing immense overcrowding, the school system is putting forward solutions to address its large number of students. PGCPS announced on Oct. 17 that enrollment this year is […]

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BOWIE — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) held a forum to get community input on their staff proposal to move sixth grade into middle school, expand Spanish and Chinese immersion programs into middle school years and change neighborhood school boundaries in the Bowie area on Oct. 16. The forum, which took place at Benjamin […]

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UPPER MARLBORO — The Prince George’s County Council Education and Workforce Development Committee received a briefing from Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) staff on their fiscal years 2021-2026 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and their new Alternative Construction Financing program (ACF). During the meeting, CEO Monica Goldson and other members of the PGCPS executive team […]

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UPPER MARLBORO — District 4 Board of Education Member Patricia Eubanks announced her resignation from her position on Sept. 24 after serving on the board for eight years. Eubank’s officially submitted her resignation letter to the Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Board of Education on Sept. 19. She has been a member since 2010, […]

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UPPER MARLBORO — The Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Board of Education approved their Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for fiscal years 2021-2026 and discussed the results of the county’s Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) test results at their meeting on Sept. 19. The CIP lays out school construction, renovation and modernization projects within the […]

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Editor’s Note: The following are viewpoints from “Concerned Citizens of Prince George’s County.” These opinions do not reflect the views of the Sentinel staff.  Why does it feel as though we, long-standing parents, homeowners, supporters and members of the Prince George’s County community, have not been given the opportunity to be a part of CEO […]

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UPPER MARLBORO — During the Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Board of Education’s public hearing on its 2021-2016 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) on Sept. 12, residents voiced their concerns with the renovations to Hyattsville Elementary School and Middle School, the lack of a turf field at Largo High School and the limited space at […]

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UPPER MARLBORO — The Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Board of Education held its first meeting of the year on Sept. 5 where they heard comments about necessary renovations to Parkdale High School, overcrowding and increased health insurance costs for teachers. Board of Education Chair Alvin Thornton opened the meeting by welcoming everyone into […]

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UPPER MARLBORO — The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) released the results of their annual Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) on Aug. 27, which showed improvements statewide, including in Prince George’s County Schools (PGCPS), in English/language arts. Students across the state attained a proficient score in English/language arts (ELA) were 43.7% of students in […]

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SUITLAND — Prince George’s County Public School (PGCPS) CEO Monica Goldson kicked off the school year by paying visits to a few schools to connect with students and teachers on Sept. 3. The new school year arrives with new goals and strategies that Goldson plans to implement within the school system such as the Blueprint […]

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FOREST HEIGHTS — Forest Heights Elementary School confirmed at a community meeting to discuss with parents their transition plan to move all of their students into John Hanson Montessori School for the upcoming school year on Aug. 26. According to Forest Heights Principal Peter Thompson, during a capital improvement project about two weeks ago as […]

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By Jalen Wade Special to The Sentinel BOWIE – Some of the most needed goods for students in Prince George’s County are basic school supplies. On Aug. 10, members of Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) participated in the Stuff-a-Bus event. This event brought out dozens of people who donated school supplies with the named […]

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ADELPHI — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) staff held a community meeting to share with parents, students and nearby residents updates on the renovation of Cherokee Lane Elementary School on Aug. 13. During the meeting, the engineering team at Gilbert Architects and PGCPS staff members shared with the community the proposed construction timeline for […]

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LANDOVER – Prince George’s County unofficially welcomed back families and students back to school with their ninth annual block party event in Landover on Aug. 17. The school system and its sponsors came together to give away 9,000 backpacks to area students who arrived at the event at the Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex, […]

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COLLEGE PARK — A total of $296,041 in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) was awarded for a collaborative project between the University of Maryland College Park, Montgomery College and Prince George’s Community College to train Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) educators on Aug. 7. Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer announced the funding (MD-05) […]

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