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School Superintendent Search Narrowed to Three Candidates

After an extensive national search, the Prince George’s County Board of Education has identified three candidates for the position of Superintendent of Schools. The finalists are: Dr. Eric J. Becoats, superintendent of schools for Durham Public Schools in Durham, NC; Dr. Alvin L. Crawley, interim superintendent of schools for Prince George’s County Public Schools; and […]

Saturday March 9th, 2013 in School | Comments Off on School Superintendent Search Narrowed to Three Candidates

College Park Academy Opens Admission for 2013 Session

The new middle and high school College Park Academy has opened its admission for 2013 classes. The school will be one of the first major examples of the University District Vision which President Loh and the Council have embraced. The idea came from City leaders and the City is the rock on which it is being […]

Saturday January 5th, 2013 in College Park Academy, School | Comments Off on College Park Academy Opens Admission for 2013 Session

With a New Superintendent, A New School Year Begins Today

Hollywood Elementary school kids in north College Park will join other County students today to begin their first day of school. School students got free backpacks and supplies at a back to school fair this past Saturday, just two days before the start of the new school year. The event also gave parents a chance […]

Monday August 20th, 2012 in Education, School | Comments Off on With a New Superintendent, A New School Year Begins Today

Hollywood Residents Discuss Sidewalks Near School

Yesterday evening, I attended a a meeting with a group of Hollywood residents at Davis Hall. City received a federal grant that we’d like to spend on building sidewalks leading to Hollywood elementary school. This is the third year we’ll be doing this project. In the past two years, we worked on a number of […]

Thursday February 2nd, 2012 in School | Comments Off on Hollywood Residents Discuss Sidewalks Near School

Meeting to Discuss Proposed Charter School

A College Park Academy parent-focused meeting will be held at the College Park City Hall (in the Council Chambers – upstairs) – 4500 Knox Rd., College Park, MD., on Monday, January 9th 2012, from 7:00 to 8: 30 PM. In this initial meeting, the College Park Academy planning committee will present the concept of the […]

Saturday January 7th, 2012 in Education, School | Comments Off on Meeting to Discuss Proposed Charter School

Details Emerge on College Park Academy

In last night’s council work session, the Council agreed to submit a letter of intent to establish a new Charter school to the Prince George’s county public schools. According to the letter, the mission of College Park Academy is to provide a rigorous and innovative “personalized middle college” program serving grades 7-12. Students at College […]

Wednesday November 16th, 2011 in Education, School | Comments Off on Details Emerge on College Park Academy

City to Propose New Charter School

In tomorrow’s council session, Mayor Fellows will propose the establishment of a new Charter school. The proposed school has been named “College Park Academy”. Mayor Andrew Fellows will introduce a letter of intend in tomorrow’s Council work session. The location of the school has not been made pubic yet, however rumors have it that it will located somewhere in […]

Monday November 14th, 2011 in School | Comments Off on City to Propose New Charter School

Nurturing City’s Young Minds

In the past two College Park Day events, I had the opportunity to organize a school poster contest involving the city’s 6 school students. The event turned out to be extremely successful with some 70 entries from the students. A big part of that success is attributed to the principals and staff of our schools. They spent […]

Sunday November 6th, 2011 in College Park Day, Projects, School | Comments Off on Nurturing City’s Young Minds

Around the Language World

Here is an exciting summer program to experience a different language and culture each day – China, Japan, Spain and Egypt. The College Park Language Museum will be hosting this “Around the Language World” day from July 18 to 21. The event is only limited to 8-10 years old of College Park and University Park. […]

Saturday July 9th, 2011 in Announcements, School | Comments Off on Around the Language World

Hollywood Elementary to Cut Teachers, Staff

Hollywood Elementary School will be losing 2 classroom teachers and  the reading recovery teacher, the school Principal Barbara Caskey said in an email. “The pre-k program will be half day so we lost that position plus a paraprofessional.  The media position was cut to .4 so we lost that position.” – Ms. Caskey said. The […]

Friday June 24th, 2011 in County, Education, School | Comments Off on Hollywood Elementary to Cut Teachers, Staff

City’s First High School Gets Accreditation, Graduates First Batch

College Park’s first high school has recently received a prestigious accreditation, the Gazette reports. AlHuda school, located at the east end north College Park received this recognition from from PA based Middle School Association. Previously it’s middles school received the accreditation in 2007. Established in 1995, AlHuda school is a private school, which moved to its College Park home in 1997. […]

Sunday June 12th, 2011 in School | Comments Off on City’s First High School Gets Accreditation, Graduates First Batch

Area Schools Face Deep Budget Cuts

A proposed $84.8 million cut in the FY2012 annual Superintendent’s budget will force the area schools in the county to have less staff and larger class sizes.  The original proposed budget was $1.68 billion, with a projected $64 million shortfall from the state. The governor has announced an additional $20.8 million cut to school system funding. The […]

Saturday February 5th, 2011 in School | Comments Off on Area Schools Face Deep Budget Cuts

School Traffic – Should We Care?

I often come across discussions surrounding the subjects of neighborhood traffic. In many cases these discussions point to buildings and institutions, such as schools that cause such traffic. The issue of traffic is something that always keeps neighbors busy discussing. Whenever a new development is about to happen in the neighborhood, residents often ask three […]

Monday December 6th, 2010 in County, Education, School, Traffic, Transportation | Comments Off on School Traffic – Should We Care?

NCP’s First Speed Camera to Start Ticketing Without Warning

[mappress] In case you haven’t heard yet, the north College Park’s first speed camera to start giving out tickets by the end of this week. The first of two cameras will go operational on Rhode Island Avenue near the Duvall field by the week end. The second camera will go live later near Rhode Island […]

Thursday November 18th, 2010 in Public Works, School, Traffic, Transportation | Comments Off on NCP’s First Speed Camera to Start Ticketing Without Warning

School Supply Drive Ends Tomorrow

The NCPCA’s school supply drive will end tomorrow. The drive will benefit area’s underprivileged elementary school students. Between budget cutbacks and the recession, children at these schools are lacking some important materials.   In addition to school supplies, you can also donate hand sanitizers and copy machine paper. We did a similar drive last year, and trust me […]

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Monday November 1st, 2010 in Education, NCPCA, School | Comments Off on School Supply Drive Ends Tomorrow