• Media Advisory: PGCPS to Receive $25M Federal Grant for Teacher and Principal Effectiveness

    October 13, 2017
    For Immediate Release
    CONTACT:
    Office of Communications
    301-952-6001

    U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen will announce a three-year, $25 million federal grant to Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) for the “Great Teachers, Great Leaders, Great Schools” project under the Teacher Incentive Fund Program.


    The funds will be invested in teachers and principals at high-needs schools.


    PGCPS is one of 14 school systems nationwide to receive the grant.


    WHEN: Monday, Oct. 16, 8:30 a.m.


    WHERE:
    Greenbelt Middle School
    6301 Breezewood Drive
    Greenbelt, Maryland
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    Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, the school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.