Full-Time Employee To Monitor PGCPS, Former DC Schools Chancellor Gets 6 Months Severance Pay

Full-Time Employee To Monitor PGCPS

The Maryland State Board of Education is installing a full-time employee to monitor the Prince George’s County school system. This comes after a state audit found evidence of grade-fixing and students receiving diplomas despite not meeting requirements. The employee will ensure polices are being followed. The state board also voted to do a second audit.

Former DC Schools Chancellor Gets 6 Months Severance Pay

Former DC Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson will receive six months of severance pay from the city. Wilson resigned last week after it was revealed he violated policy by bypassing the District’s school lottery system to transfer his daughter to a different school. In a settlement agreement with the city he will receive half of his 280-thousand-dollar salary.

Trump Vows To Pursue “Common Sense Measures” On Guns

President Trump vows to pursue “common sense measures” to reduce gun violence. During a bipartisan meeting with some lawmakers at the White House today, Trump said it is time to turn grief into action. He was referring to the recent shooting massacre at a high school in south Florida. Trump called mass shootings ridiculous. He called for increased background checks and a greater emphasis on mental health issues. Trump also touted his proposal to allow qualified teachers to have guns at school.

Fairfax Teens Arrested For School Threats

Fairfax County police say two teen boys threatened an Alexandria school to impress a girl. The boys aged 14 and 15 were arrested after threatening Walt Whitman Middle School on social media earlier this month. The boys recently turned themselves in. They were charged with threats to commit harm on school property and are both being electronically monitored. Fairfax authorities say police have responded to 24 reports of school threats since the Florida shooting two weeks ago.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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