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Prince George's County School Board Chairwoman Verjeana Jacobs '96 in the News

Friday, June 15, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Max Rodriguez
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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.

Verjeana Jacobs

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.

Read more in The Washington Post, "Baker unveils plans for school system"

In The Baltimore Sun, Jacobs commented on the election of student member Shabnam Ahmed, a rising senior at Bowie High School, to the Prince George's County Board of Education.

"(Her) leadership skills will bring new perspectives in helping us to improve the quality of education for our students," said Jacobs.

Read more in The Baltimore Sun, "Prince George's School Board announces new student member"

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