• On Wednesday, May 6, State Superintendent of Education Dr. Karen Salmon announced that all Maryland public schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. 

    El miércoles, 6 de mayo, la Dra. Karen Salmon, superintendente de educación del estado, anunció que todas las escuelas públicas de Maryland permanecerán cerradas por el resto del año escolar 2019-20. 

    Le mercredi 6 mai, la Surintendante de l'éducation de l’État, Dr Karen Salmon, a annoncé que toutes les écoles publiques du Maryland resteront fermées pour le reste de l’année scolaire 2019-2020.

  • Statement: Appointment of Dr. Alvin Thornton as Board of Education Chair

    Statement: Appointment of Dr. Alvin Thornton as Board of Education Chair

    December 5, 2018
    For Immediate Release
    Office of Communications

    Dr. Monica Goldson, Interim Chief Executive Officer, issued the following statement on the appointment of Dr. Alvin Thornton as Chair of the Prince George’s County Board of Education:

    “Dr. Alvin Thornton is a revered figure in Maryland public education. His vast knowledge of school system operations, funding and equity combined with his commitment to excellence will serve our students and families exceptionally well. As a former three-term chair of the Prince George’s County Board of Education, he has a clear understanding of school board governance and the Administration’s roles and responsibilities. His unapologetic focus on equity for all students and demonstrated work to ensure high-quality educational opportunities will help advance our programs. I am excited to welcome Dr. Thornton back to the Board of Education.”

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    About PGCPS:  Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), the nation's 20th largest school district, has 206 schools and centers, more than 136,500 students and 22,000 employees. Under the leadership of Dr. Monica Goldson, 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 college and career-readiness programs that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including dual enrollment and language immersion.