October 16, 2017

Cardin, Van Hollen Present $25 Million Federal Grant to Prince George’s County Public Schools

GREENBELT, Md. – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Senator Chris Van Hollen today joined Prince George’s County officials and students at Greenbelt Middle School to announce a three-year, $25 million grant for Prince George’s County Public Schools. The grant will bolster the county’s “Great Teachers, Great Leaders, Great Schools” project under the Teacher Incentive Fund Program. The grant will invest in Prince George’s County students by investing in teacher and principal effectiveness at high-needs schools.

“Public education is America’s great equalizer, ensuring that all students have the chance to expand their horizons and succeed in life,” said Senator Cardin. “These federal funds will make a real difference in the lives of our educators and our students. We’re making an important investment in spreading best-practices so that teachers in Prince George’s County can deliver for our students with first-rate learning opportunities.”  

“Teachers in Maryland are among the best in the nation – and they are the backbone of ensuring that all of our kids have the best education possible,” said Senator Van Hollen. “By investing in educators, we are investing in students, future jobs, and our entire economy. I’ll keep fighting to invest in all of the schools across the state and make sure all children have the chance at a bright future.”

"I believe this critical investment in the development and retention of our teachers and school leaders will lead to sustained growth in student achievement," said Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, CEO, Prince George's County Public Schools. "We greatly appreciate the confidence of our federal partners and this invaluable contribution to success of our students." 

Prince George’s County Public Schools is one of the nation’s 25 largest public PreK-12 school districts and the second-largest in Maryland, serving a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities.