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6th Grader Dies at Prince George's County School

6th Grader Dies at Prince George's County School

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (AP) — A Prince George's County elementary school is mourning the death of a sixth-grade student.

The acting principal at J. Frank Dent Elementary in Fort Washington issued a statement Monday, saying the student had died but that the death was not a result of any injury sustained at the school.

The student was not identified.

Prince George's County fire department spokesman Mark Brady says rescuers were dispatched to the school Monday morning after the student suffered some kind of medical emergency. Medics performed CPR and took the student to a hospital.

Grief counselors were called to the school.

College Fair for Prince George's County Students

The Prince George's County community notice comes to us from Sha Von T. McConnell:

From 6 p.m.-9 p.m. on November 18, Prince George's County school students and their parents will be able to receive college and career information through handouts, exhibits, and opportunities to speak with representatives of higher education institutions.

The college fair will be held at Largo High School at 505 Largo Road in Largo.

For more information, call 301-808-8880.

Happy college hunting!

A New Era of Education in Prince George’s County

Photo source: gazette.com

The recent elections, a few weeks ago, marked a changing of the times in Prince George’s County and its educational system.  Edward Burroughs, at just the tender age of 18 years old, became the youngest elected official in the state of Maryland, as he was elected as a member of the Prince George’s County Board of Education.  This year marked the first time that voters of this county had the opporunity to vote for school board members.  His victory over his opponent, Steven Morris, proved to be a historic change in a county desperate for improvement in education.

Parents and Youth Conference Encourages Parents to Get Involved

WHO: Prince George’s County Public Schools

Prince George’s County Parents and Teachers Association Council

WHAT: Parent and Youth Conference:

Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize: Our Youth

WHEN: Saturday, October 2, 2010 • 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

(Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.)

WHERE: Eleanor Roosevelt High School

7601 Hanover Parkway • Greenbelt


In partnership with the Prince George’s County Parents and Teachers Association

(PTA) Council, Prince George’s County Public Schools will sponsor a Parent and Youth

Conference with the theme “Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize: Our Youth.”

The free conference will feature presentations and panel discussions by

representatives from the national PTA, the National Education Association (NEA), the

Prince George’s County will Benefit from $115 Million in Federal Stimulus to Boost Internet Speed

Prince George’s County’s elementary schools and other public buildings will soon have some of the fastest broadband Internet connections in the nation, thanks to a $115 million federal grant awarded to the One Maryland Broadband Network.

Over the next three years, the grant will enable the construction of high-speed fiber optic broadband connections to 115 County facilities, including every public elementary school and many libraries, fire stations, and other municipal facilities. The fiber network will also serve as a platform for private-sector companies to build “last-mile” connections to homes and businesses in areas of the County where residents are currently underserved.

Prince George's County Public School System Going Virtual

Prince George's County is adding a brand new element to their education system.  Prince George's County Public School students will soon be able to take classes online.

Beginning on Tuesday, September 14th, the 60 juniors and seniors that sign up first will learn subject matter both in the classroom as well as on the internet.

"It'll be a great benefit ... not having to report to a physical campus," said Agnes Brown-Jones, the principal at Annapolis Road Academy in an interview with Megan McKeever of Gazette.Net. "Anything we can do that increases the likelihood of getting your diploma is a good thing."

This is the first internet oriented initiative that the Prince George's County Public School system has undertaken.

Additionally, parents will be able to view their children's grades online.  The grades will be updated weekly or even daily.