Category: Education

Council Plans to Invest More in Local Schools

In the FY 16 budget, Mayor and Council budgeted an $80,000 line item for educational enhancement of neighborhood public schools. There are 10 neighborhood public schools with at least 14 College Park children. They include: Hollywood Elementary Paint Branch Elementary Greenbelt Middle Parkdale High School Berwyn Heights Elementary Cherokee Lane Elementary University Park Elementary Buck […]

Tuesday October 6th, 2015 in Education | No Comments »

Back to School Special

Please meet former Maryland Terrapin, Grevis Vasquez, on Saturday, August 22 (10 am – 2 pm) at Duvall Field for a family-oriented event and Back-to-School give away. Please see below for details.

Thursday August 6th, 2015 in Announcements, Education | No Comments »

College Park Academy Success Story

The College Park Academy students are doing a lot better than average students at the Prince George’s County Public Schools, according to Pearson Education. During its first year, College Park Academy’s scores exceeded those of PGCPS on the Maryland School Assessment (MSA). On the reading test, the percentage of 6th- and 7th-grade students scoring proficient […]

Thursday July 2nd, 2015 in College Park academy, Education | 2 Comments »

Barbara Caskey to Retire This Year

After 20+ years as Principal of Hollywood Elementary (40+ years in PGCPS), Barbara Caskey is retiring this year. The City is going to recognize her and celebrate her contribution to the College Park children at the May 26th City Council meeting. Parents and community members are encouraged to attend the celebration reception and make comments. […]

City Announces 2015 Summer Camp Scholarship

Like last year, the City pf College Park is providing scholarships to College Park students so that they can attend summer camps at the University of Maryland.The deadline is March 10. The City will be paying upto $500 to each student. Applications are available online at www.collegeparkmd.gov. and at Youth and Family Services 4912 Nantucket […]

Thursday February 19th, 2015 in Announcements, Education | No Comments »

UMD President Dr. Loh Appointed as the new Chair of College Park Academy

At a meeting of the CPA board last week, Senator Jim Rosapepe announced his decision to step down as board chair and Dr. Loh was voted the new chair of the CPA board. The meeting was attended by Mayor Fellows and Dr. Segun Eubanks, the chair of the PGCPS board. Senator Rosapepe has been instrumental […]

Wednesday January 21st, 2015 in College Park academy, Education | No Comments »

City to Award Additional Grants to 3 More Local Schools

In November 2014, the City Council approved grant awards to six boundary schools whose Education Grant applications had been recommended by the City’s Education Advisory Committee for approval. An extension for submission was approved for University Park Elementary and Buck Lodge Middle School and Greenbelt Middle was asked to submit additional information. Greenbelt Middle is […]

Saturday January 3rd, 2015 in Education | No Comments »

City to Award 47.5K to Local Schools

Since 2008, the Mayor and Council has provided grant monies to those neighborhood boundary schools that serve College Park students. The purpose of the grants is to support local schools in enriching students’ educational experience. FY 2015 available grant funds total $47,500. Grant amounts available are in two tiers- maximum $7,500 and maximum $2,500. The […]

Wednesday November 5th, 2014 in Education | No Comments »

Free Computer Class for Adults

Recently one of our neighbors asked me if I can arrange a free computer class for our adult residents, who may not feel very comfortable in using computers. Accordingly, I approached some of our University of Maryland students who became very excited in teaching such a class for free. In fact, one of these students […]

Saturday October 25th, 2014 in Announcements, Education | 1 Comment »

City, UMD to Start Elementary School in College Park

At tomorrow’s worksession, the council will discuss City-University Partnership’s proposal to launch a Pre-K to 6 elementary school. The new school will be built off the success of the College Park Academy (CPA) in 2013 – a public charter middle and high school for Prince George’s County students that is one of the most advanced […]

Monday October 6th, 2014 in Education, School | No Comments »

College Park Academy Scores Big Among Local Schools

Great news. According to the Baltimore Sun,  the College Park Academy has scored incredible MSA scores!! As you can see from the chart below, the College Park Academy scored higher than almost all Prince Georges’s County schools, the Montgomery County Average, and the MD State average. Ortiz Brewster, the school’s Principal said “I think that […]

Monday July 21st, 2014 in College Park academy, Education | No Comments »

City Announces Summer Camps Scholarships

Like last year, the City pf College Park is providing scholarships to College Park students so that they can attend summer camps at the University of Maryland.The deadline is March 14. The City will be paying upto $500 to each student. Applications are available online at www.collegeparkmd.gov. and at Youth and Family Services 4912 Nantucket […]

Saturday February 22nd, 2014 in Announcements, Education | No Comments »

Council to Vote on Funding Model to Buy Proposed College Park Academy Site

At tonight’s meeting, College Park City Council will vote on a preferred financing model to buy AlHuda property at Edgewood Road as the future home of the College Park Academy. For the past several weeks, the College Park Academy (CPA) has been conducting feasibility studies to purchase the Al-Huda property with the goal of possible […]

Tuesday February 11th, 2014 in College Park academy, Education | No Comments »

CPA, City Propose Measures to Address Traffic Concerns

Council member Wojahn and I sent the following email to the neighbors addressing traffic concerns that might result from the proposed move to the Al-Huda school site. _______________________________ Thanks to those of you who were able to participate in the recent meeting regarding potential solutions to the traffic issues that might result from the College […]

Wednesday February 5th, 2014 in College Park academy, Education | No Comments »

Town Hall Meeting on College Park Academy, Tonight at 7pm

Council member Wojahn and I are organizing a town hall meeting tonight at 7pm, at Davis Hall to discuss the possible relocation of College Park Academy to the current AlHuda school site. Please see below for details.

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