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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Not only are local schools helping their students eat healthier, they are providing programs for the community to eat better as well.
In August of this year, Congress approved calorie limits on school lunches. Under the new regulations, cafeterias are required to serve twice as many fruits and vegetables while limiting proteins and carbohydrates. Students and school staff members in Greenbelt have noticed a significant change in the lunch menu since last year. Amir Baiyina, a senior at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, has noticed a difference in the lunch options available now as compared to his freshman year when cheesesteak sandwiches, chicken patties and French fries dominated the menu. “There definitely has been efforts to make it more healthy,” Baiyina said. Most students prefer the snack line according to Baiyina who says there are good days and bad days for lunch. …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Share your photos of your first day of school in Prince George's County.
Today is the first day of school and emotions are running high for both students and parents as they arrive at school. Tell us how your child's first day went and share your photos with us by adding them to this post. Was it nervewracking? How long did it take your child to find the right outfit? Did anything go wrong with school buses or scheduling? Tell us in the comments!
Friday, June 15, 2012
Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker creates a panel to advise him on schools.
A new 12-member commission made up of parents, teachers and business leaders will advise Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) on how to improve schools. Baker made the announcement Wednesday. Baker also announced his priority in expanding the county's STEM programs— or science, technology, engineering and mathematics— according to The Washington Post. Read the full story on the Post.
Monday, October 3, 2011
There was a slight dip in the state test scores for high school students in the county, decreasing the passing rate.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
County school funding remains top expenditure.
The Prince George’s County Council Thursday approved a $2.65 billion budget that includes increased spending for county schools but leaves out pay raises for county workers. County schools received 61 percent of the total budget; the council restored $7.5 million to the schools budget to maintain core students' activities. In all, spending increased 1.2 percent over last year. According to The Gazette, no tax increase will be issued to residents. The County Council will maintain a slight pay raise in this year’s budget, despite voting down a resolution to give unionized county workers a 2 percent pay raise last week. The outgoing county council members voted last October, before the five current members were elected, to increase their …
Thursday, October 28, 2010
At an Oct. 25 open forum on Prince George’s County schools, parents and school officials looked for ways to boost learning when classrooms are crowded and budgets are slim.
Overpopulated schools, inadequate special-needs services, and not enough advanced course offerings were among the criticisms that schools Superintendent William Hite Jr. heard from parents Monday evening, Oct. 25, during a Town Hall meeting on education. The meeting took place at Northwestern High School and drew approximately 70 attendees, including parents, some teachers, a few pupils, four Board of Education members, and Hyattsville Mayor William Gardiner. "We are the second largest school system in Maryland, and we have many urban issues. And before we submit our strategic plan, we want to talk about some of them today," said Hite. The strategic plan is an agenda of goals and initiatives that every county is required by state law to …