Alvin Thornton (left), chair of the Prince George's County school board, speaks during a Nov. 13 rally in Annapolis to push for an end to a 13-year lawsuit for Maryland's four historically Black colleges and universities to receive adequate funding. (William J. Ford/The Washington Informer)
Alvin Thornton (left), chair of the Prince George's County school board, speaks during a Nov. 13 rally in Annapolis to push for an end to a 13-year lawsuit for Maryland's four historically Black colleges and universities to receive adequate funding. (William J. Ford/The Washington Informer)

Alvin Thornton will step down early next month as chair of the Prince George’s County Board of Education.

Thornton, who helmed the board for the past two years, resigned in a Dec. 6 letter to County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, who appointed him for a four-year term in December 2018, The Washington Post reported.

He announced his plans to step down Thursday evening at a school board meeting, The Post reported.

Thornton, the author of two books and several articles dealing with public education, offered no details regarding his departure.

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