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Parents and Youth Conference Encourages Parents to Get Involved

WHO: Prince George’s County Public Schools

Prince George’s County Parents and Teachers Association Council

WHAT: Parent and Youth Conference:

Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize: Our Youth

WHEN: Saturday, October 2, 2010 • 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

(Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.)

WHERE: Eleanor Roosevelt High School

7601 Hanover Parkway • Greenbelt

 

In partnership with the Prince George’s County Parents and Teachers Association

(PTA) Council, Prince George’s County Public Schools will sponsor a Parent and Youth

Conference with the theme “Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize: Our Youth.”

The free conference will feature presentations and panel discussions by

representatives from the national PTA, the National Education Association (NEA), the

Prince George’s County will Benefit from $115 Million in Federal Stimulus to Boost Internet Speed

Prince George’s County’s elementary schools and other public buildings will soon have some of the fastest broadband Internet connections in the nation, thanks to a $115 million federal grant awarded to the One Maryland Broadband Network.

Over the next three years, the grant will enable the construction of high-speed fiber optic broadband connections to 115 County facilities, including every public elementary school and many libraries, fire stations, and other municipal facilities. The fiber network will also serve as a platform for private-sector companies to build “last-mile” connections to homes and businesses in areas of the County where residents are currently underserved.

Prince George's County Public School System Going Virtual

Prince George's County is adding a brand new element to their education system.  Prince George's County Public School students will soon be able to take classes online.

Beginning on Tuesday, September 14th, the 60 juniors and seniors that sign up first will learn subject matter both in the classroom as well as on the internet.

"It'll be a great benefit ... not having to report to a physical campus," said Agnes Brown-Jones, the principal at Annapolis Road Academy in an interview with Megan McKeever of Gazette.Net. "Anything we can do that increases the likelihood of getting your diploma is a good thing."

This is the first internet oriented initiative that the Prince George's County Public School system has undertaken.

Additionally, parents will be able to view their children's grades online.  The grades will be updated weekly or even daily.