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Spring Break Restored

Congratulations! Spring Break has been restored due to the uproar of activism by educators, parents, and students. We must continue to show up, speak up and step up!

PGCEA FAQ on Spring Break 2018

FAQ on Spring Break 2018   How did this happen? The Governor of Maryland signed an executive order compressing the calendar which included starting after Labor Day and ending by June 15th. According to state law, students have to be in school 180 days. Due to the number of weather related closings at PGCPS, part

Work to Rule

PGCEA members at Perrywood Elementary school gathering and then walking in together in solidarity working to rule walking in together on time and leaving on time! Secret raises and firing members for doing what they are told must stop. It is time to Fix the Fund and Fix the Structure in Prince George’s County. #PGCEAfixthefund #TEAMPGCEA  

Statement on Work To Rule

PGCEA is asking you to support our vote of no confidence in our school system structure. We have all seen the lack of accountability in the school system – including the most recent example of secret raises. We share the frustration of our members. The Board of Directors voted to support a county-wide “Work to Rule”

Fix the Fund Rally in Annapolis

Right now, our public schools can’t deliver on the promise of success to every student in every community in Maryland. There’s simply not enough funding dedicated to public education. Independent analysts say we now have a $3 billion funding shortage—that means each of our schools is underfunded by an average of more than $2 million every year. No matter

Prince George’s County Educators’ Association Statement on Unauthorized Pay Raises

March 8, 2018 Press Conference coverage.  ABC 7 “PGCPS teachers demand accountability for unauthorized pay raises” Fox 5 DC “Prince George’s County teachers upset over unauthorized raises in human resources department” NBC 4 “Prince George’s County Teachers Union, School Board Members Protest ‘Unauthorized’ Raises”   The Prince George’s County Educators’ Association (PGCEA) was outraged to

Read Across America 2018 Kickoff

Read Across America 2018 kickoff with Reading is Fundamental was held Thursday, March 1st at NEA Headquarters in DC.  Nearly 400 third and fourth graders from Prince George’s County public schools attended this reading extravaganza. Participating elementary schools were Flintstone, Paint Branch, Mount Rainier, and William Beanes. Students were greeted by a music as they

PGCEA Members Head to Annapolis to Talk to Law Makers and Rally

On Monday, February 26, 2018, PGCEA members rode buses to Annapolis to talk to lawmakers about OUR priorities. PGCEA along with MCEA, SEIU 500, Casa De Maryland, Progressive Maryland, Not Without Black Women, Jews for Justice and Fight for $15 lobbied on our issues and rallied at Lawyers Mall!  

PGCEA Board of Directors & Representative Assembly Vote of No Confidence in the Current School Board Structure

Standing Up for Quality Education: Fighting for the Schools Prince George’s County Students, Educators and Community Deserve The current school board structure is a proven failure for the students, families, and educators of Prince George’s County and must be changed to ensure transparency, community accountability, and stakeholder input. Only with a democratically elected school board