Prince George's County Board of Education Chairwoman Verjeana Jacobs '96 is quoted in 2 separate news stories.
In The Washington Post, Jacobs comments on Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III naming a 12-member board, made up of educators, parents and business leaders, to advise him on ways to improve the schools.
Jacobs said she is cautiously optimistic about the commission’s work. "I would be remiss if I didn’t say the board needs any help to move student achievement forward,” Jacobs said. But she also noted that the system has been making progress.
Jacobs said she received calls and e-mails Wednesday morning from colleagues across the state wondering about Baker’s plan to form an education commission. They wondered what it meant for the board. "At the end of the day, the board will continue its work and what it’s mandated to do by law, which is to govern the school district and set policy,” she said.