An Open Letter to Kenneth B. Haines, by Robert Windley, 13 Jan 2014
Response to a Gazette opinion piece by Kenneth B. Haines, President of the Prince George’s County Educators’ Association.Indicted Former PG County Housing Deputy Director Linked to Two County Executives, by Lorraine Yuriar, 16 Jan 2015, also posted as More Scandal in PG County!
What's Up & Down in Prince George's County, by Ceemac, 16 Jan 2015
- Dr. Angelique Simpson-Marcus out as principal of Largo High School.
- Delegate Alonzo Washington has proposed legislation that would snatch back credit cards from the Board of Education.
- Crime rates continue to go down in PGCo and the ninth grade promotion rates at Charles H. Flowers and Potomac High Schools are up by double digits.
- Crime in Riverdsale Park/College Park area.
- Arrest in St. Louis of Vinnie Taylor for March 20 murder in Capitol Heights.
Former Los Angeles Leader Joins Broad Center as Superintendent in Residence, by Denisa R. Superville, Education Week News Blog, 13 Jan 2015
Education Week News (blog)-Jan 14, 2015
John Deasy, the former superintendent in Los Angeles, will join the Broad Center for the Management of School Systems as a consultant serving as superintendent-in-residence. Deasy, who resigned under pressure from LAUSD in October, ... In addition to serving in Los Angeles, Deasy worked as superintendent in Prince George's County, Md.; the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District in Calif.; ...
Activists mount clean power push against political headwinds, by Timothy B, Wheeler, Baltimore Sun Blog, 16 Jan 2015
Pushing against a stiff political headwind, environmental activists and their allies are urging Maryland lawmakers to double down on the state's commitment to "clean" electricity. ... Del. Dereck E. Davis, chairman of the House Economic Matters Committee, which handles such legislation, suggested the bill faces extremely long odds against passage this year. "I'm not saying it's not a worthy goal," said Davis, a Prince George's County Democrat. "The sooner we get off fossil fuels, the better. ...Dividing the Loot in Maryland, by David Boaz, Cato Insitute Blog, 17 Jan 2015
Montgomery and Prince George’s officials are trying to make sure their counties are not forgotten by Gov.-elect Larry Hogan. ... “The uncertainty of the new administration creates more of an impetus ... for larger jurisdictions to come together,” said Prince George’s County Council Chair Mel Franklin (D-Upper Marlboro), who wants to form a “large-county caucus” to lobby in Annapolis.. .