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Virtual Q&A with Joshua Thomas

The City and the Education Advisory Committee invite you to join us for a “Town Hall with Joshua Thomas, our Board of Education representative on Monday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. The focus of this virtual meeting is to have a dialogue about virtual learning and to share the pros and cons of our collective […]

Friday October 16th, 2020 in Education | No Comments »

City May Start School Essay Contest in Memory of Late Doris Ellis

City’s Educational Advisory Committee (EAC) is proposing a one-time essay contest to honor the memory of Doris Ellis. Ms. Ellis, a retired Physical Education teacher, who was serving on the EAC for the past 10 years until her death this April 21, 2020. The proposed essay question is: “How have you kept your mind and […]

Monday August 10th, 2020 in Education | Comments Off on City May Start School Essay Contest in Memory of Late Doris Ellis

New school year will begin with distance learning for the first two quarters

Recently, CEO Dr. Monica Goldson announced her plan to safely and responsibly reopen Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) for the 2020-21 academic year. Following broad input from families, employees and community members, PGCPS will continue distance learning through January 2021. Prince George’s County has been the epicenter of the COVID-19 public health crisis in […]

Thursday July 16th, 2020 in Education | Comments Off on New school year will begin with distance learning for the first two quarters

Virtual Q&A with Joshua Thomas

Next Wednesday, July 29 at 7:30 p.m. please join a virtual Q&A with Prince George’s County District 2 Board of Education representative Joshua Thomas. Discussion will include an assessment of the 2019/2020 school year along with plans for the upcoming school year. To join: Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/97952972640 Or […]

Thursday July 9th, 2020 in Education | Comments Off on Virtual Q&A with Joshua Thomas

MD House Passes Bill on Kirwan Commission School Funding Plan

On March 6, 2020, the House passed the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, HB 1300, by a vote of 96-41. The bill is based on the recommendations of the Kirwan Commission, which worked for three years to shape the proposal. The plan’s key policies include: expanding early childhood education for 3- and 4-year-olds, promoting college and […]

Sunday March 8th, 2020 in Education | Comments Off on MD House Passes Bill on Kirwan Commission School Funding Plan

City May Ask a Safer Bus Stop in Cherry Hill Neighborhood

A resident has brought a safety concern to Council and staff regarding the bus stop for Hollywood Elementary School students on Cherry Hill Road at Park Drive. Cherry Hill Road is very busy and cars go relatively fast compared to neighborhood streets. Many parents apparently drive their children to school because they do not feel […]

Monday February 17th, 2020 in Hollywood Elementary School | 4 Comments »

A High-Quality Preschool is Coming to North College Park in February Next Year

Exciting news! A high-quality pre-K preschool will open in north College Park, on February 2020 and serve 120 children ages 3 to 5. The preschool, called the Monarch Preschool, will be located in an 11,400-square-foot renovated space in College Park United Methodist Church on the corner of Rhode Island Avenue and Hollywood Road in College […]

Thursday October 17th, 2019 in Education | Comments Off on A High-Quality Preschool is Coming to North College Park in February Next Year

Today: Back to School Block Party

DATE: Saturday, August 17, 2019 Time Ribbon Cutting: 8:45 a.m. Block Party: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Location Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex 8001 Sheriff Rd, Landover, MD 20785 Information Download:  Back to School Block Party Flyer Back to School Block Party Flyer in Spanish Back to School Block Party Flyer in French 301-952-6380 […]

Saturday August 17th, 2019 in Announcements, Education | Comments Off on Today: Back to School Block Party

2019 Free Summer Meal Sites for School Students

While school is out for summer, meals will still be available for children in our community. Beginning June 24, youth under age 18 can receive free summer meals at select schools, apartment communities and libraries throughout the County! For a complete list of schools and sites offering meals and to find a location near you, […]

Monday June 17th, 2019 in Education | Comments Off on 2019 Free Summer Meal Sites for School Students

Back to School Backpack Bash

Mark your calendars for the the Fifth Annual Greivis Vasquez Foundation’s Back to School Backpack Bash! Saturday, August 25th from 10am to 2pm College Park Community Center (5051 Pierce Ave) Get free school supplies, backpacks and have a blast with all the games, activities, bounce houses, haircuts, food and more!!

Sunday July 29th, 2018 in Announcements, Education | Comments Off on Back to School Backpack Bash

North College Park May Get 120-Seat Early Learning Center

Last week, the City Council approved a resolution in support of MD Senate Bill SB0331 for a capital appropriation of $250,000 for the College Park Early Learning Center. The center will be built and operated by the Children’s Guild, a Maryland nonprofit with 65 years of experience, providing pre-school education for residents of College Park […]

Thursday March 15th, 2018 in Announcements, Education | Comments Off on North College Park May Get 120-Seat Early Learning Center

College Park Academy to Hold Open House on December 7

When: Thursday, December 7, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Where: 5751 Rivertech Court, Riverdale Park, MD College Park Academy is a top-performing public charter middle and high school, founded by UMD and the City of College Park. It provides personalized learning and a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum, including UMD courses in high school. Applications for […]

Friday December 1st, 2017 in Announcements, College Park academy, Education | Comments Off on College Park Academy to Hold Open House on December 7

College Park Academy to Start Accepting Applications Next Week

College Park Academy is a top-performing public charter middle and high school, partnered with the University of Maryland. It provides high quality, personalized learning and a rigorous, college prep curriculum, preparing students for the top universities in the country. Since its launch in 2013, CPA students have earned among the highest state test scores in […]

Friday October 27th, 2017 in Announcements, College Park academy, Education | Comments Off on College Park Academy to Start Accepting Applications Next Week

Group Seeks Residents’ Input on K-12 Education

College Park City-University Partnership is conducting a survey and focus groups to understand more precisely what parents want in K-12 schools. Results will help provide the partnership and local, state and university leaders with an informed perspective on what parents want for their children as we work to implement the University District Vision 2020, which […]

Tuesday October 17th, 2017 in Education | Comments Off on Group Seeks Residents’ Input on K-12 Education

When Is the School Bus Coming? PGCPS Has an App for That!

Download the new mobile app today and be ready on the first day of school. Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) is encouraging parents to try out the new Bb District by Blackboard mobile app prior to the first day of school (Sept. 6) for bus stop locations and transportation updates. In addition to transportation […]

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Sunday August 27th, 2017 in Education | Comments Off on When Is the School Bus Coming? PGCPS Has an App for That!