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City to Send Letter to Prince George’s County School Board Regarding Bus Transportation

At tomorrow’s Council meeting, the Council will consider approving a letter with its concerns about school bus transportation. There have been many reports of buses not picking up students or being chronically late to bring or return students from the school. This critical situation is a public safety issue, prevents students from learning, and is […]

Monday January 13th, 2020 in School | No Comments »

Parents Share Concerns about County School Bus System

A group of College Park school parents has started an online petition asking the Prince George’s County Board of Education to address the school transportation issue. According to the petition, School-age children are repeatedly left standing at bus stops until well after school has started. The schools do not fully take into consideration these tardies […]

Saturday January 4th, 2020 in Announcements, School | No Comments »

Dr. Monica Goldson Named New CEO of Prince George’s County Schools

Earlier this week, Dr. Monica Goldson was selected to be the permanent CEO for Prince George’s County Public Schools. Goldson was assigned to the post as an interim CEO after the controversial severance package for departing CEO Dr. Kevin Maxwell was voted on by the board July 12, last year. She has served as Deputy […]

Sunday June 23rd, 2019 in School | Comments Off on Dr. Monica Goldson Named New CEO of Prince George’s County Schools

Council Awards Local Schools for Sustainability Practices

At this week’s meeting, the Council ]recognizes College Park neighborhood schools for their sustainability practices with the goal of energizing schools to become and maintain their status as green schools through the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education’s (MAEOE) Green School program. City’s Education Advisory Committee in collaboration with the College Park City-University Partnership […]

Tuesday June 11th, 2019 in Environment, School | Comments Off on Council Awards Local Schools for Sustainability Practices

This Saturday: Maryland Day, Yard Sale, and School BBQ

This Saturday, celebrate Maryland Day, a day of learning, fun and discovery. You’re invited to bring the whole family and enjoy hundreds of fun-filled activities, demonstrations, exhibits, performances and other events demonstrating the impact and value of our world-class university. Maryland Day 2019, Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission and parking. […]

Thursday April 25th, 2019 in Announcements, School, University of Maryland | Comments Off on This Saturday: Maryland Day, Yard Sale, and School BBQ

Prince George’s County Public Schools Dismissing 2 Hours Early Today Due to Heat

Prince George’s County Public Schools students will be dismissed two hours early Wednesday due to the hot temperatures impacting the region. This comes as other Maryland schools have closed or released students early because of the extreme heat. Students at more than 60 Baltimore City schools without air conditioning were let go three hours early […]

Wednesday September 5th, 2018 in Announcements, School | Comments Off on Prince George’s County Public Schools Dismissing 2 Hours Early Today Due to Heat

City to Honor College Park Student Essayists

Every year, the Maryland Municipal League sponsors a contest for 5th-grade students around the State, where students are asked to write an essay about what they would do if they were the mayors of their towns. Each school selects a winner of the essays submitted, and the winner goes on to a regional contest and […]

Monday May 21st, 2018 in School | Comments Off on City to Honor College Park Student Essayists

City to Honor School Bus Driver for Her Heroic Act to Help Save 20 Children

[Video Credit: ABCNews] At tomorrow’s Council meeting, the Mayor and Council will make a proclamation in honor of Prince George’s County Public School Bus Driver Renita Smith for her great bravery and heroism when the bus she was driving caught fire. Ms. Smith was driving her bus at 4:45 p.m. on Monday, September 12, 2016, […]

Monday September 26th, 2016 in Community, School | Comments Off on City to Honor School Bus Driver for Her Heroic Act to Help Save 20 Children

In Pictures: Back-to-School Backpack Bash Event

Gere are some pictures from yesterday’s Back to School free backpack bash at the College Park Community Center. Thanks to former Maryland Terp Greivis Vasquez for doing this great event.

Sunday August 28th, 2016 in School | Comments Off on In Pictures: Back-to-School Backpack Bash Event

Back to School Immunizations are Now Available at the Health Department

Tuesday July 19th, 2016 in School | Comments Off on Back to School Immunizations are Now Available at the Health Department

College Park Students Win Big in “If I were a Mayor, I would..” Essay Contest

Fourth grade students across the City participated in this year’s Maryland Municipal League’s If I Were Mayor, I Would… essay contest. The City is very proud to announce that it had four MML Outstanding Essayists and six School Outstanding Essayists. The distribution of participation certificates to all participating fourth graders from Hollywood, Paint Branch, Al […]

Wednesday June 8th, 2016 in Announcements, School | Comments Off on College Park Students Win Big in “If I were a Mayor, I would..” Essay Contest

CPCUP Presents 2015 Report, Looks forward to New Opportunities in 2016

The College Park City University Partnership (CPCUP) Executive Director Eric Olson came before College Park City Council meeting last week and talked about the what the CPCUP has done in the past year and what it plans to do in 2016. You can see the 2015 report here on CPCUP’s website. The City and the […]

Monday March 28th, 2016 in College Park Academy, CPCUP | Comments Off on CPCUP Presents 2015 Report, Looks forward to New Opportunities in 2016

Free Lunch for county School Children, Today

As you likely have heard PGCPS is closed again today. Many of the school children receive free or reduced-price breakfast and/or lunch at school and I have been worried about them during this snow emergency. Please help me spread the word that lunch will be provided for free, no questions asked, between 11am and 1pm […]

Wednesday January 27th, 2016 in School | Comments Off on Free Lunch for county School Children, Today

A Tribute to Hollywood Elementary Principal Barbara Caskey

Hollywood Elementary School principal came to City Council meeting last night to attend her retirement reception. It was quite an important night for all of us, especially for residents living in District 1 where the school is located. I first met Barbara several years ago even before I got to City council. I had the opportunity […]

Wednesday May 27th, 2015 in School | Comments Off on A Tribute to Hollywood Elementary Principal Barbara Caskey

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 […]

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Monday October 6th, 2014 in Education, School | Comments Off on City, UMD to Start Elementary School in College Park