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  • An Open Letter to the Community - Una Carta Abierta a la Comunidad de PGCPS

    Dear Prince George’s County Public Schools Community,

    In June, a majority of the Prince George’s County Board of Education and I requested an audit by the Maryland State Department of Education of high school graduation rates throughout Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS). Given the nature of the claims, we believed an external performance audit would serve to address key concerns and identify key areas for improvement. The seven-week audit concluded October 31, 2017.

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    Graduation Rates Audit News Conference

    Watch CEO Kevin M. Maxwell and Board Chair Segun C. Eubanks address the graduation rates audit.

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    Statement from PGCPS Chief Executive Officer Kevin Maxwell on State Audit of Graduation Rates
    The Maryland State Department of Education’s performance audit findings released today do not support allegations of systemic direction to change grades to artificially increase graduation rates. The auditors also found no financial incentives to change grades, and no evidence of system-wide intimidation or fraud related to the allegations of grade manipulation.
    PGCPS Chief Executive Officer, Board of Education Request Formal Investigation Into Graduation Rate Allegations

    Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell and a majority of the Prince George’s County Board of Education today submitted a formal request to State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen B. Salmon for a follow-up investigation into high school graduation rate allegations.

    Read the request here

    Statement from PGCPS Chief Executive Officer on Graduation Rate Allegations
    Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell gave remarks regarding graduation rate allegations during the June 22, 2017 Prince George’s County Board of Education meeting.