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…]
The Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation recently took its signature networking event, “Thirsty (for Business) Thursday,” to another level, as more than 300 people gathered at the Marlton Golf Club in Upper Marlboro to network and celebrate ‘Economic Development Week’ in Maryland. [read more…]
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.
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.
Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Maryland) hosted two sessions last week – the first addressing the political power of Black millennials and the second examining the gap between Blacks and whites in organ donations during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.’s 46th Annual Legislative Conference in Northwest. [read more…]
More than 40 renowned scientists and researchers from the agricultural business community recently joined state and local officials at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center to participate in the inaugural Maryland Agricultural Business Roundtable. [read more…]
At the launch of its Sept. 12 veterans jobs recruitment fair that commemorated the second installation of “Operation 500,” the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation welcomed top Obama administration official Michael Michaud, assistant secretary for veterans. [read more…]
Prince George’s County Public Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell on Tuesday addressed allegations of abuse of a special-needs child and a new principal being placed on administrative leave, less than a month into the school year. [read more…]