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MD Senate proposes new school start bill

March 27, 2019 4:44pm | Rebecca Flores 20'

Maryland Senate has passed a bill that would overturn governor Larry Hogan’s order to start school after Labor Day. The order is currently waiting to reach the House of Delegates and would once again shorten the time off for students and teachers of public education. […]

Maryland educators, students, allies come together for school funding

March 18, 2019 6:21pm | Ashley Vazquez Ramos, '20

On March 11th in Annapolis, approximately 8,500 teachers, students, staff and parents all dressed in “Red for Ed,” united as one for the March for Our Schools for school funding. The protesters marched to the State House to show that multiple counties in the state […]

Parkdale reintroduces AVP projects

March 4, 2019 5:22pm | Carlos Reyes Rivera, '19

Starting again during the 2018-2019 school year after suspicions of inflated graduation rates, PGCPS high schools, including Parkdale, reintroduced the AVP projects as a way to help seniors graduate accurately. According to the Maryland State Department of Education, “the bridge plan for academic validation provides […]

Financial literacy class hopes to decrease risk of debt in students

February 21, 2019 5:53pm | Neziah Osayi, '20

Around this time of year, Parkdale students are deciding on what classes they might want to take next year. Whether that would be Psychology or Team Sports, students are just looking for a class that best fits what they’re looking for. However students often overlook […]

Panther boys basketball introduces new head coach; starts slow

February 1, 2019 5:44pm | Alvin Chapman, '19

The 2017-18 basketball season for Parkdale High was a rather rough one under previous head Coach, Seth Coffing.  Coach Coffing led his team to a disappointing 2-20 regular season record along with early first round exits by the later 4A South Regional Champion Bladensburg Mustangs. […]

PGCPS 10,000 meal challenge: school meals prevail throughout shutdown

January 31, 2019 5:32pm | Neziah Osayi, '20

When the U.S. government shutdown on December 29th– and has since continued to be the longest government shutdown in U.S. history– many questions arose on how public schools, like Parkdale, will provide the necessities formerly provided by the federal government. One of the many worries […]

Increasing number of school bomb threats lead to desensitization of students

January 31, 2019 4:38am | Taylor Clark

According to the Prince George’s County Public School Code of Student Conduct Memorandum of Understanding, making a bomb threat can result in a level-three offense, mostly handled by extended suspension, although sometimes the students are charged as adults. In January 2019, Parkdale along with two […]

Old textbooks sell students short

January 18, 2019 5:54pm | Neziah Osayi

Whether a class’ textbook is over 10 years old or the newest edition of the subject’s textbook, many students and teachers question the effectiveness in not only providing the background information needed for students to understand what their instructors are teaching them, but to make […]

Larry Hogan re-elected; officials skeptical of his support for education

January 3, 2019 6:35pm | Finn Sheerin, '19

In November, Larry Hogan was re-elected as Governor of Maryland. While there are many people satisfied with this, surprisingly including Democrats, there is one question that has not been asked:. What does Larry Hogan’s reelection mean for the educational system in Maryland? Gov. Hogan spent […]

Maryland Governor passes new legislation allowing for free community college for certain students

December 31, 2018 5:39pm | By Taylor Clark ‘19

In the final minutes of a 2018 legislative session, Governor Larry Hogan approved that scholarships will be provided up to $5,000 to students from families earning less than $125,000 a year. Additionally, single adults earning less than $90,000 also would be eligible for the money. […]