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2014-05-31 16:20:08

Playground will enhance family and community well-being LANHAM, MD, May 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Prince George's County community was revitalized today thanks to a new playground built at Seabrook Elementary School. In less than eight hours, more than 200 volunteers from Foresters(TM), Seabrook Elementary School and organizers from non-profit KaBOOM! created the new play space, which will serve more than 15,000 children and their families in the local community for years to come. "A...

2013-08-07 23:24:40

A public-private partnership with AHD, Equity Management, Share Our Strength, and Prince George's County Public Schools has created a solution for hungry children at Penn Mar Apartments in Forestville, MD. Children have been receiving free, daily lunches on days when they are not in summer school. Columbia, MD (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 Children who receive free and reduced price school breakfasts and lunches often face an increased risk of hunger in the summer months. A public-private...

2011-04-01 09:03:00

ANNAPOLIS, Md., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, is awarding 97 Maryland high school seniors scholarships through its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. The program, one of the Comcast Foundation's signature community investment programs, recognizes students' leadership skills, academic achievement and commitment to community...

2011-03-16 14:44:00

BALTIMORE, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- State Superintendent of Schools Nancy S. Grasmick and Comcast today announced the 24 semifinalists for the 2011 Comcast Parent Involvement Matters Awards. A collaboration between Comcast and the Maryland State Department of Education, the Comcast Parent Involvement Matters Awards is the nation's first statewide initiative of its kind - recognizing parents and legal guardians for their exceptional support of public education. Parents are...

2010-10-27 15:20:00

GREENBELT, Md., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Lockheed Martin and the Prince George's County Public Schools are celebrating a partnership that will upgrade the school system's computers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Donations of refurbished computers and associated equipment is possible because Lockheed Martin is the primary contractor for NASA's...

2008-09-30 12:00:40

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Chris Williams, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, +1-206-709-3400, media@gatesfoundation.org Prince Georges County Superintendent Oversaw Dramatic Gains in Student Achievement SEATTLE, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced today that Dr. John E. Deasy has been named deputy director of its education division within its U.S. Program. Deasy is currently superintendent of Prince Georges...

2008-09-05 00:00:22

By Tony LaRussa Despite a major reorganization of its school buildings and the loss of dozens of teachers and administrators over the summer, the start of school for the nearly 5,000 students in the Penn Hills School District has been fairly smooth, officials say. The district has, however, dealt with a number of glitches since the start of classes on Aug. 27. Acting Superintendent Joseph Carroll this week was at a loss to explain how more than two dozen children in kindergarten...

2008-09-03 18:00:32

By Richard C Dujardin NORTH PROVIDENCE -- Classes in the public schools begin Tuesday in kindergarten through grade nine while the upper grades start Wednesday. Supt. Donna Ottaviano said it is always difficult to say what the new enrollment will be until after the first couple of weeks. "We always have families who seem to assume that school doesn't begin until after Labor Day," she said. "So we always get an influx of students in the second week." Last year's enrollment was more...


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