The Board of Education supports Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker’s decision to reappoint Kevin Maxwell to another term as the 130,000-student school system’s chief executive officer.

“Dr. Maxwell is moving the system forward and improving student outcomes,” board members said in a Feb. 17 statement. “Dr. Maxwell and the Board of Education have more work to do in accelerating student academic growth, addressing educational equity and sharing our successes and challenges with the entire community. As we move forward to provide our students with great opportunities and a rigorous educational experience, the board looks forward to collaborating and engaging with Dr. Maxwell to make our school system one that County residents hold in the highest regard.”

Maxwell responded that his was both gratified and humbled by Baker’s decision to reappoint him to a second term.

“Prince George’s County is my home,” Maxwell said. “Prince George’s County Public Schools is the place where I was educated and where I began my career. I remain committed to the children of Prince George’s County and excited to work alongside my colleagues as we continue our focus on high academic achievement, safe learning environments and effective leadership.”

Record-High Graduation Rate

According to data released from the Maryland State Department of Education, the four-year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate rose 2.6 percentage points, moving from 78.8 to 81.4 percent.

As a result, the PGCPS rate now exceeds 80 percent for the first time since the state began tracking cohort data in 2010.

Eight high schools meet the system’s goal of a minimum 90 percent graduation rate:

Academy of Health Sciences at PGCC (100 percent), Bowie (90.2 percent), Charles H. Flowers (91 percent), DuVal (92.4 percent), Gwynn Park (94.6 percent), Eleanor Roosevelt (91.5 percent), Frederick Douglass (92 percent) and Surrattsville (90.8 percent).

“We have made remarkable progress,” said schools CEO Kevin Maxwell. “I am excited about the growth in this important measure. Our progress reflects not only the dedication of students and staff, but also the strength of new partnerships with families and the community.”

Teacher Recruitment Fair

PGCPS officials will host a recruitment fair on March 11 to hire dynamic educators from across the country who believe all children can achieve greatness.

Recruiters for the Teacher Recruitment Fair are looking for talented educators who are committed, focused and hold (or are eligible for) a teacher certificate issued by the Maryland State Department of Education.

In addition to the need for bilingual teachers, teachers are being hired in areas including:

Art Education; Early Childhood Education/Preschool Education; Elementary Education; English Education/Reading Language Arts Education; Family and Consumer Sciences; Health Education; Instrumental Music Education; Italian Education; Language Immersion; and Physical Education; and Library Media Specialist.

Candidates interested in attending the fair must create a profile and apply through iRecruitment by March 3.

All resumes should include:

Two current professional letters of recommendation

Unofficial transcript(s)

Teaching certificate (if applicable)

Praxis or state specific test reports (if applicable)

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