• Media Advisory: PGCPS and Sprint to Launch 1Million Project

    October 17, 2017
    For Immediate Release
    Office of Communications

    On Wednesday, October 18 Sprint (NYSE: S) and Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) will kick off the 1Million Project through which nearly 3,000 PGCPS high school students will receive either a free smartphone, tablet, or hotspot device and high-speed data for up to four years while they are in high school.

    The 1Million Project seeks to connect one million students over the course of five years with technology and internet access to promote academic success and help eliminate the “Homework Gap.” 2017-2018 marks the first school year of the national initiative with more 180,000 students in 1,300 schools across 30 states participating.

    For more information: www.sprint.com/1millionproject

    WHAT: PGCPS Sprint 1Million Project Kickoff

    WHEN: Wednesday, October 18, 9:30 a.m.

    WHERE: Potomac High School

    5211 Boydell Avenue

    Oxon Hill, MD 20745

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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.