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Monday, May 26, 2014 at 7:30 AM
By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: Dunbar, on the Rise

Sherwood's Notebook: Dunbar, on the Rise

It was just a great event Monday when city leaders opened the new, $125 million Dunbar High School near North Capitol Street and New York Avenue. Read »

Monday, Jul 22, 2013 at 8:16 PM
By Tracee Wilkins

NAACP Criticizes New Prince George’s County Schools CEO’s Record With African-American...

The new leader of Prince George's County Public Schools is defending criticism about his record. Read »

Friday, May 3, 2013 at 9:40 PM
By Tracee Wilkins

Effort to Put Prince George's Co. Schools Changes on Ballot

A group called Citizens for an Elected Board launched a petition drive to fight the Prince George’s County Public Schools takeover at a community meeting Thursday night. Read »

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 10:22 PM

PGCPS Board Member Accused of Misusing County Credit Card

A member of the Prince George's County School Board accused of misusing the board's money may have to pay back more than $700. Read »

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 9:12 PM
By Associated Press

Prince George's Interim Superintendent Resigns

The interim superintendent of Prince George's County schools is stepping down following the county executive's school system takeover. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013 at 2:23 PM
By Julie Carey

Tempers Flare Over Fairfax Co. Schools Discipline Policy

Tempers Flare Over Fairfax Co. Schools Discipline Policy

Tempers flared Monday evening at a Fairfax County School Board meeting over the issue of a revised student discipline policy. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Prince George’s Senators Approve Schools Plan

Prince George's County senators approved a measure that would allow County Executive Rushern Baker to select the county's new schools superintendent and choose the chairman and vice chairman of an expanded Board... Read »

Monday, Apr 1, 2013 at 9:51 PM
By Chris Gordon

Last Hearing Before Md. Legislators Get PGCPS Takeover Plan

Arguments over who should control Prince George's County Public Schools were heard again in Annapolis Monday at the last hearing before the school takeover plan goes into the hands of lawmakers. Read »

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 at 9:07 PM
By Tracee Wilkins

Md. Senate Committee Hears PGCPS Takeover Arguments

Md. Senate Committee Hears PGCPS Takeover Arguments

A State Senate committee began hearing testimony Friday over whether to hand control of Prince George's County Schools over to County Executive Rushern Baker. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 11:31 PM
By Tracee Wilkins

Prince George's Council Sees Schools Takeover Plan

Prince George's County Council members got their first public look at a bill to change control of the schools, and they are upset. Read »

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Julie Carey
Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
Chris Gordon
Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
Mark Murray
Mark Murray NBC News Deputy Political Director Mark Murray is the NBC News Deputy Political Director, NBC News First Read analyst and contributor.
Tom Sherwood News4 Political Reporter Tom Sherwood is a reporter for News4 specializing in politics and the D.C. government.
Chuck Todd
Chuck Todd NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is the Moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News' Political Director.
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