Prince George's County residents participate in a rally outside the administration building in Upper Marlboro on Sept. 26 calling for school and legislative reform amid recent allegations of child abuse in the school system. Photo by William J. Ford
Prince George's County

Residents Call for Baker Resignation, New School Leadership at Rally

About two dozen parents and child advocates rallied outside the county administration building in Upper Marlboro, calling for the resignation of County Executive Rushern L. Baker III, schools system CEO Kevin Maxwell and school board Chairman Segun Eubanks and Vice Chairman Carolyn Boston in the wake of a string of accusations of neglect and abuse of vulnerable students. [read more…]

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III speaks during a Washington Redskins rally outside the administration building in Upper Marlboro on Sept. 7. (Mike Yourishin/Office of the County Executive)
Prince George's County

Prince George’s Vies for Redskins’ Affection

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III is a die-hard Washington Redskins fan — and he has at least 6 million reasons to keep his beloved burgundy and gold in the county. The county is projected to receive $6 million in tax revenue generated by the eight Redskins home games this year at FedEx Field in Landover, money that Baker said is as important to the county as the team itself.
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Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (right) and public schools CEO Kevin Maxwell speak to reporters outside Glassmanor Elementary in Oxon Hill on Aug. 29, the first day of school for the county's Head Start program. Photo by William J. Ford
Prince George's County

County Council Presses Prince George’s Schools on Abuse Scandals

Prince George’s County Council grilled school officials for more than two hours Monday, Sept. 19 on how the school system will improve amid allegations of child abuse in the Head Start program and on a school bus. Although the council doesn’t hire and fire school employees, it holds sway as the authority over the county’s education budget.
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