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"Textbook Rebellion" To Launch Cross-Country Tour

 

On Wednesday, August 31st, the "Textbook Rebellion," a national coalition for affordable college textbooks, will join the Student PIRGs, students, faculty and an official from   the U.S. Department of Education for a press conference at the University of Maryland College Park to kick off a six-week cross-country tour.

“This fall we will be going to 14 states across the country-40 campuses because prices have been rising 4 times the rate of inflation for the last two decades and we are starting to get to the point where most students don’t buy their textbooks,” explained Textbook Rebellion Advocate Nicole Allen.

Over the next six weeks, the Textbook Rebellion aims to collect 10,000 petition signatures and distribute cost-saving tips, calling on decision makers to prioritize open textbooks, which will reduce the cost of textbooks by 80%.

Six Prince George's County Public Schools Will Remain Closed On Friday, August 26th

 

Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) announced that six schools will remain closed on Friday, August 26th.  All other schools will open on time.

 The six schools awaiting final inspection and/or repair include the following: 

More Prince George's County Public Schools To Reopen On Time Friday

 

Prince George’s County Public Schools announced that 23 of the 32 schools closed on Thursday, August 25th, will reopen on time on Friday, August 26th. The remaining nine are awaiting final inspection; an update will be provided by 7 p.m. on Thursday.

BOE To Host First Meeting Of The School Year

 

Upper Marlboro, Maryland – The Prince George's County Board of Education will host the first Board Meeting of the 2011-2012 school year on Thursday, August 25, at 7:05 p.m. 

Key topics of discussion include a report on the start of the school year that features information on staffing, class size, transportation, and more. The Board will also discuss system-wide goals for the 2011-2012 school year. For a complete Board Meeting agenda, log onto www1.pgcps.org/board/ and select the BoardDocs link.

Prince George’s County Public Schools Close All Schools Wednesday, August 24

Prince George’s County Public Schools Close All Schools Wednesday, August 24

Prince George's County Government opened for normal operations, Emergency Operations Center closed

 Wednesday, August 24, Prince George's County Public Schools will operate on a Code Green - Schools are closed.  All 12-month employees are to report on time.

In order to allow time to further inspect our school facilities, Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) will be closed on Wednesday, August 24.  All 12 month employees must report. Crews will survey school facilities to determine damage. Stay tuned for updates via the PGCPS website at www.pgcps.org<http://www.pgcps.org/>; and Twitter pages: @PGCPS and @PGCPSHite.

The Prince George's County Govenment will be open and working on a normal schedule unless an annoucement is made on a specific building prior to opening tomorrow morning.

Friendly High School To Host Parent Meet and Greet Night

Friendly High School To Host Parent Meet and Greet Night

 

On Tuesday, August 23, Friendly High School will host a Parent Meet and Greet Night at 6:00 p.m. During this event, parents of freshman and new students will have the opportunity to meet the principal, assistant principal, professional counselors, ninth grade teachers, and other key staff members of Friendly High School.  

 

 

 

Phyllis E. Williams Elementary School To Host Open House

Phyllis E. Williams Elementary School To Host Open House

 

On August 18, Phyllis E. Williams Elementary School will host a special Open House where students and their parents will have the opportunity to meet with administrators and teachers, visit their classroom, tour the school, and most importantly, celebrate the beginning of a new school year. In addition, the school will host kindergarten and new student orientations.

WHO:             Carolyn Boston, Board of Education Member, District 6